It’s fair to say that when it comes to picking your next practical and family-friendly company car, the usual roster of choices are lacklustre at best. But now, the new Audi Q8 e-tron is changing the game for good.
It blends jaw-dropping style with oodles of practical space, the latest infotainment and safety technology, thoroughbred Vorsprung Durch Technik DNA and ultra-low all-electric running costs to craft the ultimate all-round company car.
First, you get the choice of a classic SUV or athletic Sportback shape – both ensuring that you make the best first impression. Inside, the all-electric platform opens up vast amounts of interior space unlike any petrol powered rival – perfect for family weekends away or cross-country commutes – while the executive-class-like cabin offers plush eco-conscious materials and smart connected technology to make each and every journey easier, safer and more relaxing.
In terms of power and range, if you opt for the enormous 114kWh battery pack you’ll get up to 330 miles in the SUV and an impressive 343 miles in streamlined Sportback. This same battery offers up to 408PS and 664Nm of instant electric torque: that’s enough for 0-62mph in just 5.6sec.
Finally, throw in a truly visceral yet relaxing driving experience (thanks to 40 years of performance DNA) as well as just 2% benefit-in-kind (BIK) and super-low running costs, and you’ll be hard pressed to find a more well-rounded company car. Let’s find out more.
Audi Q8 e-tron: stand-out style
The Audi Q8 e-tron is a multi-faceted car that harmoniously blends style and practicality into one gorgeous package. The first choice you’ll need to make when speccing your Q8 e-tron is whether you want a striking SUV or streamlined and athletic Sportback. After that, you’ll find style oozes from every pore.
Up front, Audi’s new Singleframe grille immediately alludes to the all-electric drivetrain within. This works with the sleek Matrix LED headlights (more on those later), new two-dimensional illuminated Audi rings (Vorsprung trim) and sculpted bumper vents make sure you’ll turn heads in the office car park.