Text/Zhuang Zhixian Picture/Gu Zongtao
In order to enter the field of electric vehicles, Audi launched its first pure electric travel e-tron in 2018. As the lineup of pure electric vehicles gradually grows, the naming rules are constantly adjusted and changed. As a pioneer, e-tron takes advantage of its small size. At the time of the facelift, it bears the Q8 flagship name and takes the lead in introducing new generation design elements, continuing to lead the development direction of the four-ring pure electric family.
As the facelifted successor model of the e-tron, Audi Taiwan made its debut in Taiwan at the Audi House of Progress Taipei brand concept store event in early July this year and started pre-order operations. It was officially launched in early September. It was announced on the market and subsequently held a media test drive event, providing two models: SUV and Sportback with a single 55 quattro power configuration. As for the performance flagship SQ8/SQ8 Sportback, the first batch of new cars are not expected to arrive in Hong Kong until the end of the year, so there will be no opportunity until later. Schedule a test drive.
This time, the Q8 e-tron not only carries the top-end flagship name, but also introduces a new brand identity design vocabulary that symbolizes the "e-volution" thinking of electrical energy evolution. First of all, the factory emblems on the front and rear of the car body are replaced with black glass bottoms and white four-ring lines. The flat design also uses a simple model nameplate treated with pure black paint on the rear of the car, as well as the brand logo and model name at the bottom of the B-pillar. In addition, the water tank guard is divided into three types according to different models such as advanced, S line and S model. In addition to the unique frame paint treatment and grille design, the upper edge also introduces a projected light strip design, but imported models require an additional 20,000 yuan to choose.
Entering the cabin, you can see the familiar 12.3-inch digital instrument and 10.1+8.6-inch dual touch screen design on the center console. The unique grip-type electronic transmission-by-wire gearbox is still eye-catching, plus the details are above the standard. The workmanship and luxurious texture do not give people a traditional or outdated feeling. It is a pity that the words on the front passenger fascia cannot be replaced with Q8 e-tron, which lacks a sense of dignity of exclusive design; the equipment remains the same. The original richness includes Matrix matrix LED aurora headlights, leather/breathable leather electrically adjustable seats, four-way electrically adjustable steering wheel, four-zone independent climate control, MMI multimedia navigation system, wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and highway/ Urban driving assistance packages are standard for all models, and models above the 55 quattro are equipped with colorful ambient lighting, electric auxiliary door closing, and a wireless mobile phone charging stand.
In terms of power settings, the Q8 e-tron maintains the non-synchronous dual electric motor configuration of the front and rear axles of the entire vehicle system. The 55 quattro model tested still has an output power of 408hp/66.7kgm, but the rear axle motor has been upgraded, 0~ The 100km/h acceleration is slightly shortened by 0.1 seconds to 5.6 seconds. At the same time, the battery pack adopts a new stacking technology. The total capacity increases from 95kWh to 114kWh without changing the size. The 106kWh available capacity also increases the WLTP cruising range performance from 436km to 582km. I believe it will be easier and more convenient for the charging frequency of daily car use or the itinerary planning of long-distance travel.
During this media test drive event from Taipei to Hsinchu with a total mileage of about 200 kilometers, what impressed us most about the Q8 e-tron was that the driving response was smoother and more solid, mainly due to the original factory’s air pressure adjustment The suspension system's actuation parameters have been optimized and adjusted. While maintaining excellent initial shock absorption performance, it has greatly improved the previous slightly light and shaky driving experience. In addition, the steering structure has also been modified to provide a faster and crisper ride. The feel feedback makes the car body dynamics and tightness significantly improved whether it is smooth driving or cornering. It is worth mentioning that although the air pressure suspension system equipped on this car provides soft and hard adjustment functions that can automatically change according to the driving mode, it does not give people any rigid bouncing feeling even in Dynamic mode. The mid- and rear-stroke response is accelerated to reduce body roll, which has almost no impact on the comfort performance of the vehicle's occupants. It can maintain the excellent road texture that a luxury SUV should have at any time and anywhere.
Through the adjustment of the car name and the introduction of a new brand identity, the Q8 e-tron has further established its positioning as the luxury pure electric SUV flagship of the Four Rings brand. With improved battery life and comfortable and refined driving performance, the overall combat capability can be said to be considerable. Comprehensive.
This post was last modified on October 16, 2023 4:03 am
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