Audi took the Q8 e-tron and turned it into an all-electric off-road machine. The Audi Q8 e-tron version Dakar is optimized for adventurers who need to ‘drive electrically off the overwhelmed observe’.
The brand new Dakar version relies on a Q8 superior 55 e-tron quattro. It consists of two electrical motors and a 106 kWh battery, good for an influence of as much as 300 kW and a torque of 664 Nm.
Audi says the brand new off-road EV can speed up from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds and has a WLTP vary of as much as 487 km.
With Grabber AT3 all-terrain tires, the electrical SUV will get a floor clearance of 31 mm (1.2″) in order that it may well deal with any terrain. The tires are higher suited to dealing with free surfaces resembling gravel and snow. The bottom mannequin has a floor clearance of 206 mm (8.1″). That is barely decrease than a Jeep Wrangler (9.5″ to 10.8″).
At increased speeds, the automobile steadily descends to enhance driving stability and vary. The off-road EV drops by 15mm (0.6″) at 52mph, 17mm (0.7″) at 100km/h and 13mm at 75mph (0.5″).
Meet the brand new Audi Q8 e-tron version Dakar off-road EV
With an strategy angle of 20 levels and a departure angle of 26 levels, the Q8 e-tron Version Dakar is ready for ‘gentle off-road terrain’, based on Audi. In the meantime, the wading depth is 11.8″ (300mm).
Audi’s new off-road version EV is paying homage to the RS Q e-tron designed for the Dakar Rally, with a singular raised chassis and optionally available decals.
The Q8 e-tron version Dakar is out there in Siam Beige metallic, Mythos Black metallic and Magnetic Grey.
An optionally available projection gentle within the Singframe creates a light-weight strip between the headlights. When the driving force’s door is opened, added projection lights present the phrases “version Dakar” on the road.
You can even add a sticker pack impressed by the RS Q e-tron. Nevertheless, the physique colour can be Mythos Black metallic and solely 99 models can be made.
Inside, the S line is normal. The bundle consists of contoured sports activities seats, a multifunction sports activities steering wheel, black headliner, chrome steel pedals and extra.
A head-up show replaces the screens and tasks data onto the windshield. Audi added particular MMI backgrounds, together with graphics and coordinated lightning. The automobile accommodates three scenes: desert storms, tire tracks and a dune panorama.
The off-road Q8 e-tron comes with eight tires. Whereas it comes geared up with Common Grabber AT3 all-terrain tires for improved off-road grip, it additionally comes with a set of 20″ wheels with a 5-V-spoke design.
Audi says the Q8 e-tron version Dakar can be accessible to order within the first quarter of 2024. Costs begin round $131,000 (120,000 euros) in Germany. The off-road EV in all probability will not make the abroad journey to the US.
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