The Audi A8 EV, or electric car, is gearing up for its official debut in 2024, with reports suggesting it will be the luxury automaker’s most powerful model yet, with a longer range than its potential rivals offer. Audi already has several pure electric models, but the Audi A8 EV is likely to occupy a place in the model lineup.
According to European media reports, the Audi A8 EV is expected to be based on the PPE platform jointly developed by Porsche and Audi. It will also be based on the Audi Grandsphere concept (above) shown to the world in 2021. The same report also suggests that the Audi A8 EV will feature a 120 kWh battery pack with an impressive range of around 750 kilometers per charge.
The Audi Grandsphere concept car has two electric motors with a combined output of 710 hp and a torque of approximately 960 Nm. If this transitions to the Audi A8 EV, it could become one of the German marque’s most powerful production models. Currently, that title belongs to the Audi RS e-tron GT, which offers 637 horsepower.
When the Audi A8 EV is unveiled and eventually launched, it will take on rivals such as the BMW i7 and Mercedes-Benz EQS. Audi has some very big electric ambitions and plans to have as many as 20 all-electric models in its global portfolio by 2025. The Audi Q6 e-tron will be the first model to be based on the PPE platform, but it is the flagship electric sedan in the segment. The form of the A8 EV is perhaps the biggest statement of intent yet.
First published date: April 22, 2023 at 13:43pm CST