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Audi Q8 gets two hybrid options with up to 340 kW

It remains unknown if this will make its way to South Africa.

Audi is expanding its Q8 offering with the introduction of the Q8 TFSI E Quattro plug-in hybrid model that is available in two flavours.

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Colour: Glacier white

While it remains unknown if this will make its way to South Africa, it is reported that the newest member will only be available in Europe.

Offered in two outputs; Q8 55 TFSI E Quattro employs a 3.0-litre V6 TSFI engine with a total power output of 280 kW of power and 600 Nm of torque plus an electric motor.

The Q8 60 TFSI E Quattro uses the same engine but with 340 kW and 700 Nm. Battery power comes courtesy of a new-gen 17.8-kWh lithium-ion battery pack that, according to Audi, has a 0.5 kWh larger capacity than the one that lurks in the predecessor.

The electric motor is a permanently excited synchronous machine (PSM) with a peak output of 100 kW. The compact electric motor is integrated into the housing of the eight-speed Tiptronic.

Colour: Glacier white

The Q8 60 TFSI E Quattro hurdles from stop to 100 km/h in  5.4 seconds while the lesser version completes the same task 0.4 seconds slower.

Audi claims the Q8 60 TFSI E Quattro variant can travel up to 45 km on battery power alone before sipping any dose of fuel. The 55 can travel up to 47 km.

Source: Audi

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