PHS Automotive, the official distributor of Audi in Malaysia has announced that the registration of interest (ROI) is now open for the all-electric Audi e-tron range. Customers may specify which e-tron model they would be most interested in on the company’s official website.
Listed on the ROI form are two e-tron models to choose from (2 versions of the e-tron GT and 4 versions of the Q8 e-tron). In the list are the
- Audi RS e-tron GT
- Audi e-tron GT Quattro
- Audi Q8 e-tron 50
- Audi Q8 e-tron 55
- Audi Q8 Sportback e-tron 50
- Audi Q8 Sportback e-tron 55.
Just so you know, the Audi Q8 was previously only called the ‘e-tron’, but with the brand’s expanding e-tron range, it has been designated as the Q8 e-tron.
PHS Automotive, which is the official distributor of Volkswagen in Malaysia, was also named the official distributor of Audi in Malaysia in July 2022. Last year, PHS Automotive already hinted at the imminent arrival of the e-tron range in Malaysia during the Volkswagen Fest 2022, where the Volkswagen ID.4 was previewed.
Powering the Q8 e-tron are three different electric all-wheel drive (AWD) systems. The base Audi Q8 50 e-tron gets a dual-motor setup that makes 250 kW (340 hp metric) and 664 Nm. Storing power is an 89-kWh (net) battery pack that provides 491 km of range (WLTP) for the SUV version and 505 km of range (WLTP) for the Sportback version.
A step above is the Q8 55 e-tron which gets a dual-motor setup that makes 300 kW (408 hp metric) and 664 Nm. The Q8 55 gets a larger 106-kWh (nett) battery pack that gives the SUV version 582 km of range (WLTP) and the Sportback version 600 km of range (WLTP). Its top speed is limited to 200 km/h.
As for the e-tron GT, the RS e-tron GT has a base output of 598 hp and 830 Nm of torque, which can be temporarily boosted up to 646 hp. 0 to 100 km/h is done in just 3.3 seconds with launch control activated and the top speed is limited to 250 km/h. The ‘regular’ e-tron GT makes a total output of 476 hp and 630 Nm and can be boosted to 530 hp and 10 Nm more. 0-100 km/h is done in 4.1 seconds and the car has a top speed of 245 km/h.
Interested customers may register their interests through Audi Malaysia’s official website.