The Q7 SUV has now been superseded by the full-size all-new Q8, which is a first for the German luxury automaker. Launched in 2018, it is the flagship of the Audi SUV line, and is being produced at the Volkswagen Bratislava Plant.
Squarely aimed at the SUV coupe-styled segment, Audi wants to establish design, versatility and performance in this new offering.
Mechanically, it is based on the newest VW MLB platform that also supports many of group’s other models like the Q7, Bentley Bentagya, Porsche Caynne and Lamborghini Urus.
The five-door SUV looks long and low due to its sloping roofline despite having nearly the same dimensions as the Q7. The Q8 is 4,986mm long – so it’s actually about 66mm shorter than the Q7. But it shares that car’s wheelbase and is longer overall than both the BMW X6 and Mercedes GLE, its main competitors. It’s also 27mm wider than the Q7.
To be offered in three trims, common to all is the turbocharged 335hp TSFI 3.0-liter V6 with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The car is also a mild hybrid as it uses Audi’s 48-volt system.
The Q8 comes standard with Quattro all-wheel drive and also has electronically controlled adaptive damping. Specifying the Adaptive Chassis package adds four-wheel steering and upgrades to the air suspension that can be raised or lowered. This suspension can be lowered at the rear by 65 m for convenient loading or unloading.
Year One option for S-line appearance details includes red brake calipers, S-line badging, and alternate bumpers. Special 22-inch wheels are a part of this package, up from the base “Premium” model’s 20-inch wheels, while Premium Plus and Prestige buyers get 21-inch wheels as standard. Many professional reviewers consider the Q8 as a rebodied lifestyle focused Q7.
|Engine||V6 3.0L AWD|
|No. Of Gears||8A|
|Front Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
|Rear Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
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