Audi has previously announced that the production version of the e-tron Sportback will make its debut at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. However, the company won’t just have one global debut at the event, as the all-electric SUV coupe – first preview by a 2017 concept – will be joined by the performance-focused RS Q8.

The German carmaker has also released a teaser image of the e-tron Sportback, where we get to see one of its headlamps, which will utilise a new lighting system that the company is calling Digital Matrix Light (DML).

The technology was first highlighted back in 2017, and features ultra-high-resolution laser projectors, each with more than 1.3 million pixels to serve as the driving lights and high beams. The DML can not only precisely mask out oncoming road users to ensure they are not dazzled, but also project light on the road surface to either help drivers gauge the road’s width, or allow for graphic-verbal communication by way of projected numbers and letters.

Of course, the rest of the vehicle isn’t much of a mystery, as photos of a lightly camouflaged example were provided back in September. The design approach follows in the footsteps of the standard e-tron SUV, but with a more coupe-like appearance.

Audi has yet to provide technical specifications of the e-tron Sportback, but it should carry over the e-tron’s powertrain, which consists of two electric motors (one on each axle) that provides a total of 355 hp (265 kW) and 561 Nm of torque, with a boost mode that temporarily increases output to 402 hp (300 kW) and 664 Nm.

Moving on to the RS Q8, the high-performance model based on Audi’s flagship SUV model is expected to be powered by a 4.0 litre TFSI twin-turbo V8, which will get a 48-volt mild hybrid system that can recuperate up to 12 kW of power, and should help in terms of fuel efficiency. Output figures are said to be 650 PS and 850 Nm of torque – the same as what the Lamborghini Urus offers.

Based on previous spy photos, the RS Q8 gets the obligatory revisions to mark it out as the sportiest Q8 money can buy, with cues like beefy bumpers, large alloy wheels and dual oval-shaped exhausts.

GALLERY: Audi e-tron Sportback teaser

GALLERY: Audi RS Q8 spyshots