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[First-hand test drive]Personality is mine Audi Q8 Sportback e-tron 55 quattro S line sports version

●Recommended selling price: 3.885 million yuan

●Cruising range 600km (WLTP)

●Original factory warranty of 5 years with unlimited mileage (8 years and 160,000 kilometers for power battery)

●Pleasant features: More stable driving experience and better cruising range

●It’s a pity that many sports items require optional equipment

Following the Q8 e-tron experienced in the previous media test drive event, Audi Taiwan also released the Q8 e-tron Sportback test drive, the main sales model of the car series, and equipped with a wide range of optional accessories to enhance the dynamic running style. It also shows diverse personalities.

Just seeing the bright and eye-catching metallic red color and the standard S line appearance package, the Q8 Sportback e-tron 55 quattro S line sports version test car in front of me is much more dynamic and outgoing than its SUV brothers. At the same time, due to the optional Black Appearance Package Plus, the water tank guard, rearview mirrors, window frames, etc. are all made of gloss black material. The new flat factory emblem with a black glass bottom and white four-ring lines is processed in gray, and matched with The size is upgraded to 22-inch Audi Sport six-spoke blade-style cast aluminum alloy wheels, and the overall visual tension is naturally enhanced.

The body outline of the dynamic and elegant fastback sports car has not been changed, and family elements are mainly introduced into the head and tail shapes.
The new style water tank guard paired with a black exterior kit makes it more modern and technological, and the LED projection light bar on the top is optional.
The test car used Audi Sport 22-inch cast aluminum alloy wheels, which brought amplified and full visual tension.
The brand and model markings can be seen on the B-pillar, which will become one of the design elements of the new generation of four-ring family in the future.

The Sihuan brand has always been at the forefront of its class in terms of the exquisiteness of interior textures and the creation of a technological atmosphere. However, in response to the needs of consumers who want to pursue personalization, the industry also provides a variety of upgrade accessories, such as those for test drives. The S line interior package includes Valcona leather-wrapped one-piece sports car seats, leather-wrapped multi-function sports steering wheel, stainless steel pedals, front and rear aluminum alloy self-illuminating door sill pedals, etc., plus the coverage covers the upper part of the instrument panel and the door armrests. The interior leather kits on both sides of the center saddle, the carbon fiber decorative panels across the center console, and the high-gloss black touch buttons and aluminum buttons at the bottom of the screen below the center console bring more visual and tactile changes. It also uses the signature fully digital virtual rearview mirror and head-up display, and the technological configuration can also be upgraded according to the owner's preferences.

The digitally simple interior style maintains the original configuration of the car series, and the test drive was equipped with a variety of packages to enhance the sporty atmosphere and luxurious texture.
The fully digital virtual rearview mirror is also one of the optional items. It is full of technology but the position of the display screen takes more time to get used to.
The Valcona leather-covered one-piece sports car seats included in the S line interior package have excellent texture and are above the standard in coverage.
The rear space is quite spacious and ample, and the Valcona leather-covered seats also add a lot to the ride comfort.

This test drive has the same 55 quattro power configuration as the previously tested SUV version. The non-synchronous dual electric motors on the front and rear axles can provide a maximum output of 408hp/67.7kgm. The acceleration from 0 to 100km/h is 5.6 seconds. Due to the low-wind resistance fastback body design, the upgraded 114kWh battery pack (available capacity 106kWh) allows the WLTP cruising range to reach the 600-kilometer mark; as for the power performance, it maintains the supple feeling of the e-tron series, even in Dynamic mode When you step on the accelerator to the bottom, it will maintain a linear process of gradually increasing acceleration, without a nodding and shaking feeling that is too direct, sharp, and difficult to control.

According to industry information, the chassis part of the Q8 e-tron model is mainly optimized and adjusted for the operating parameters of the pneumatic suspension system. At the same time, in addition to the standard sports car suspension of the Sportback model, the test drive also upgraded the tire size to 265/40R22, so as soon as you hit the road, you can find that the overall road stability is more stable and solid compared with the SUV version or the old model. You can also find that the body roll support force is more crisp and smooth when entering and exiting corners. It can improve driving confidence without affecting the comfortable road texture required for daily driving. However, it is still necessary to note that the vehicle still has a weight burden of nearly 2.6 tons. Especially on downhill sections, you must pay attention to controlling the vehicle speed and braking timing before entering the bend. , to avoid causing too severe inertial transfer and body sway.

The linear and smooth power output combined with the more stable and solid dynamic response makes it feel comfortable and calm whether it is daily transportation or passionate driving.

Test drive experience~More mature pure electric tuning

As the pioneer of the four-ring brand entering the pure electric generation, the facelifted Q8 Sportback e-tron not only improves pure electric performance, but also demonstrates the steady and mature evolutionary thinking of traditional luxury brands in terms of personality creation and chassis tuning. It’s not an innovative breakthrough, but it’s refreshing enough.

Audi Q8 Sportback e-tron 55 quattro specs sheet

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