New Audi Q8 – Mercedes has one, BMW has one for a long time: an SUV coupé for the upper class. Audi has not yet had one. It will change with the Q8, which is to compete against Mercedes GLE Coupé and BMW X6.
New Audi Q8 platform
The new Audi Q8 is based on the platform of the new Audi Q7 and will have the same dimensions as the full-size SUV (5.02 meters long, 2.04 meters wide and 1.70 meters high). However, the Audi Q8 only has two individual rear seats – so it comes as a genuine four-seater. For the markets in China, the Middle East, and the USA, the Audi Q8 is said to be the right product for the Audi Q8 be interesting. Also, there are a flat and wide C-pillar and the flared shoulders above the wheels. The front of the study is equipped with an octagonal single-frame grille that is larger than the current Audi series models. The Q8 Concept has a full grill and narrowing headlights towards the center.
New Audi Q8 engines
Under the hood of the study, a 3.0-litre TFSI engine operates. It provides 333 hp and a maximum torque of 500 Nm. An electric motor delivers an additional 100 kW of power and 330 Nm. The electric motor is integrated into the eight-stage automatic transmission together with a disconnecting clutch. The system power is 330 kW and 700 Nm.
As an acceleration value for the Audi Q8 Concept, the Ingolstadt-based company states 5.4 seconds from zero to 100 km/h. Top speed is 250 km/h. The NEDC consumption is 2.3 liters per 100 kilometers, and CO2 emissions are 53 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In the series, however, conventional engines from the Q7 range will also power the Q8. For chassis, the Q8 has an air suspension with controlled damping. The power of the engines is permanently transmitted by the eight-speed automatic transmission to all four wheels. Audi to produce the model in Bratislava from 2018.
New Audi Q8 prices
The Q8 series is crowned by an SQ model. The Audi discounted leasing offers can be found here! SQ8 will also be available on the Q7 shelf, i. e. the 435 hp and 900 Nm four-liter V8 turbo diesel engine from the SQ7 will also be shipped to the SQ8 – at least for the European markets. Audi is likely to rely on a strong plug-in gasoline hybrid drive for the USA and China. The 449 hp and 700 Newton-meter combination of a three-liter V6 and an electric motor from the new Audi A8 E-Tron would then be used here. Audi is offering the Q7 from 59,700 euros – the Audi Q8 is likely to ensure over 64,000 euros at a low cost! The SQ7 is available from 91,900 euros, and the SQ8 is expected to start at around 96,000 euros.