Audi will create a competitor to an electric crossover Tesla

February 16, 2014 at 4:57 pm

The Audi company intends to create an electric Audi coupe Q8 e-tron as a competitor future crossover Tesla Model X, which is planned to launch series this year. This was reported by representatives of the German company.

Audi Q8 e-tron side picture

Audi Q8 e-tron side picture


Electric Audi coupe equipped with engines and batteries from supercar R8 e-tron, which is planned to put on the conveyor in the second half of this year. The novelty will be equipped with two electric motors (one for the front and rear axles, as in “Tesla” ) with a total capacity of 380 horsepower. Accurate battery capacity Audi Q8 e-tron is not reported, but it will not be less than the top-end Model X-80 kilowatt-hours. Currently in “Audi” did not report the type of battery used in the R8 e-tron. We only know that they will allow the supercar travel without recharging up to 400 kilometers.

Audi Q8 e-tron front image

Audi Q8 e-tron front image

Q8 coupe will be built on a modular platform stretched MLB, which is also planned to use for the next generation Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg (it will appear on the same chassis SUV Bentley and Lamborghini). Q8 model in its size will be larger Q7 and get a sloping roofline. In addition to the electric version, Q8 will be available with conventional petrol and diesel engines as well as hybrid power plant. Subsequently, we can expect the “charged” modification SQ8. Electric Audi Q8, as expected, will appear in 2017.

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