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Audi Q8 Australia

While other luxury German brands have coupe-inspired SUVs that look like two different cars cut and pasted together, the Audi Q8 takes a different approach to its design appeal.

The large five-seat SUV – which launched in Australia in 2018 - may be based on its practical Q7 sibling, but it adds sporty style, a muscular body design and driver-focused dynamics. Given its size, it’s still very practical, too.

The Audi Q8 starts at $132,269 for the Q8 50 TDI Quattro S Line Mhev, ranging through to $166,600 for the Q8 55 E-Tron Launch Edition.

Audi Q8 Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Audi Q8 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $132,269 and going to $166,600 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2024 SUV 3.0L, —, 8 SP AUTO $132,269 $166,600
2023 SUV 3.0L, Hyb/Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $121,000 $178,640
2022 SUV 3.0L, Hyb/Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $118,580 $145,420
2021 SUV 3.0L, Hyb/PULP, 8 SP AUTO $139,590
2020 SUV 3.0L, Hyb/Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $110,220 $138,930
See All Audi Q8 Pricing and Specs

Audi Q8 Interior

As you might expect, the Audi Q8 e-tron’s interior majors on quality, design and functionality.

Being a medium-sized SUV, it is also a spacious and practical place to be, with good vision, heaps of storage, excellent ventilation and easy reach of all major controls.

The front seats are comfy and supportive, especially on long journeys.

There are three separate screens ahead of the front occupants – a 12.3-inch digital instrumentation cluster Audi calls Virtual Cockpit, a 10.1-inch central multimedia display with haptic feedback and an 8.6-inch unit for climate control.

With some familiarisation, operation is easy and intuitive. Praise, too, for the clear digital dials and markings, as well as the sheer amount of info/data on offer. The buttons and switches that remain have a satisfying tactility to them too.

The rear seat, meanwhile, can fit three people across without too much squishiness. There are climate control switches and vents, a folding centre armrest with cupholders, reading lamps and two USB-C outlets, to match the pair up front.

Overall, the effect is quiet, isolated and cocooning, just as you want an Audi SUV to be.


Head inside the Audi Q8 60 TFSI e's cabin and you’ll notice a luxuriously appointed but understated aesthetic. The supple Valcona leather upholstery and leather trims add refinement but it’s the flush joinery and the way the dashboard seems so well settled that makes the cockpit look good.

The dashboard is headlined by a 10.1-inch touchscreen multimedia screen and 8.6-inch climate control panel.

LED ambient lighting with 30 colour choices further customises the cabin.

Audi Q8 Interior

Audi Q8 Colours

The Audi Q8 e-tron is available in Magnet Grey as a no-cost choice, but all the metallics cop a $2300 premium, including Glacier white, Chronos grey, Manhattan grey, Mythos black, Plasma blue, Ultra blue, Soneira red and the pearl-effect Daytona grey.


The Audi Q8 60 TFSI e is available in eight colours, including Carrara White, Dragon Orange Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Myth Black Metallic, Navarra Blue Metallic, Satellite Silver Metallic, Waitomo Blue Metallic, Daytona Gray Pearlescent.

  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Chronos Grey
  • Daytona Gray
  • Manhattan Gray
  • Mythos Black
  • Plasma Blue
  • Carrara White
  • Dragon Orange Metallic
  • Myth Black Metallic
  • Navarra Blue Metallic
  • Satellite Silver Metallic
  • Waitomo Blue Metallic
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Audi Q8 Seats

The Audi Q8 e-tron is a five-seater luxury SUV, and the seats certainly live up to brand expectations.

All models include leather or leather-like material, with the front seats adjustable electrically. They also feature heating elements to keep you toasty on a cold day. If you choose a Sportback or S line package, they are also more heavily bolstered, to provide better lateral support through corners.

The rear bench features a backrest with a 40:20:40 split/fold, that allows both passengers and longer items from the cargo area to share that space.

A lever sited near the tailgate also activates the backrest lowering mechanism.


The Audi Q8 60 TFSI e comes with five seats in a 2/3 configuration.

Black Valcona leather upholstery with S embossing on the headrests is standard.

Front seats are electric with four-way electric lumbar support and extendable under-thigh supports. The drivers' side also sports a two-way position memory function.

Rear seat has a 40/20/40 split, can be slid forward up to 10cm and fold mostly flat. The rear seat features a fold-down middle armrest with retractable cupholders.

Audi Q8 Seats

Audi Q8 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Audi Q8 SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2024 SUV 1749x1995x5005 mm 211 mm
2023 SUV 1749x1995x5005 mm 211 mm
2022 SUV 1749x1995x5005 mm 211 mm
2021 SUV 1749x1995x5005 mm 211 mm
2020 SUV 1749x1995x5005 mm 203 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Audi Q8 Dimensions

Audi Q8 Boot Space

With all seats in play, the Audi Q8 60 TFSI e's boot size is 505L (100L less than fuel-only models), but you can bump it up to 1625L with the back seats folded.

The sloped roof means you can’t position bulkier items at the front but the loading space is level and if you need to, you can adjust the height of the car via the adaptive air suspension.

Audi Q8 Boot space

Audi Q8 Engine

Just like its predecessor, the Audi Q8 e-tron comes with two electric motors – one on each axle – for ‘quattro’ all-wheel drive. Together they develop 300kW of power and 664Nm of torque.

Drive is via a single-speed two-stage ratio planetary transmission.

Tipping the scales from 2595kg, it boasts a power-to-weight ratio is an impressive 116kg/tonne.


The Audi Q8 60 TFSI e has a 3.0-litre V6 turbo-petrol plug-in hybrid powertrain for a combined power output of 340kW and 700Nm of torque.

This set-up features an eight-speed automatic transmission and is an all-wheel-drive. The switch between the petrol and electric engine components is seamless leading to a pleasant driving experience.

Being a plug-in hybrid, it has a 17.9kWh lithium-ion battery that produces a pure electric driving range of 47km (WLTP).

Audi Q8 Engine

Audi Q8 Accessories

The Audi Q8 e-tron is a well-specified and equipped luxury SUV.

There are approximately 40 driver assistance systems, a cornucopia of surround-view cameras, radar sensors and ultrasonic sensors, adaptive cruise control, lane-support systems, rear cross-traffic assist and AEB.

Plus, all models boast adaptive air suspension, LED headlights with auto high beams, a drive-mode selector that switches between normal and sport settings, keyless entry/start, three digital screens including electronic instrumentation and a central touchscreen with haptic feedback, front and rear climate control settings, heated and powered front seats, a head-up display, satellite navigation, Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay, DAB+ digital radio, wireless smartphone charging, an electric tailgate with gesture control, roof rails and alloy wheels – with a space-saver spare wheel to boot.


The Audi Q8 60 TFSI e is a well-specified SUV and you get lots of premium features included, like a panoramic sunroof, heated and electric front seats, Valcona leather upholstery and high-end haptic feedback technology screens like the 10.1-inch touchscreen multimedia system and the 8.6-inch climate control panel, wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, built-in satellite navigation, coloured head-up display, digital instrument panel, three-zone climate control and a Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system.

Adaptive air suspension, HD Matrix LED headlights, keyless entry and start, electric steering wheel adjustments, a handsfree powered tailgate round out the package.

Audi Q8 Accessories

Audi Q8 Towing Capacity

The Audi Q8 has maximum towing capacity of 3500kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2024 SUV 1800kg 3500kg
2023 SUV 1800kg 3500kg
2022 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
2021 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
2020 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
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Audi Q8 Speed

The Audi Q8 e-tron can accelerate from standstill to 100km/h (0-100km/h) in 6.5 seconds, or 5.6s in brief boost mode, on the way to a top speed of 200km/h.


The official 0-100km/h sprint time of the Audi Q8 60 TFSI e is 5.4 seconds and the top speed is 240km/h.

Audi Q8 Fuel Consumption

The Audi Q8 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Electric, —, Hyb/Diesel and Hyb/PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.9L/100km for SUV /— for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2024 SUV Electric 1 SP AUTO
2024 SUV 6.9L/100km 3.0L 8 SP AUTO
2023 SUV Electric 1 SP AUTO
2023 SUV 6.9L/100km 3.0L 8 SP AUTO
2023 SUV 6.9L/100km 3.0L Hyb/Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2023 SUV 9.2L/100km 3.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 6.9L/100km 3.0L Hyb/Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 9.2L/100km 3.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 6.9L/100km 3.0L Hyb/Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 6.9L/100km 3.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 6.9L/100km 3.0L Hyb/Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 9.2L/100km 3.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Audi Q8 Pricing and Specs for 2024

Audi Q8 Wheel Size

The Audi Q8 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 285x45 R21 for SUV in 2024.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2024 SUV 285x45 R21 285x45 R21
2023 SUV 285x45 R21 285x45 R21
2022 SUV 285x45 R21 285x45 R21
2021 SUV 285x45 R21 285x45 R21
2020 SUV 285x45 R21 21x10 inches 285x45 R21 21x10 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Audi Q8 Wheel Sizes

Audi Q8 Range

The Audi Q8 e-tron is fitted with a large, 114kWh lithium-ion battery, allowing for a claimed driving range of 454km WLTP. The official average consumption figure is 25.6kWh/100km.


The Audi Q8 60 TFSI e's official combined fuel cycle is 2.6L/100km but that’s in a perfect world when the electric battery remains charged at all times.

Real world tests saw that figure sit between 4.9L - 9.1L after open-road and urban driving.

Based on the large 85L fuel tank and real world test, you should have a theoretical driving range between 934km and 1734km but bank on the former.