Audi’s Q8 Quattro exemplifies Audi’s response to a luxury marketthat keeps on driving sales of SUVs over sedans. The Q8 beats the Q7 as the brand’s lead SUV and comes in at a cost over its Q7 compatriot. It is a high luxury SUV, it comes filled with the innovation that has can be expected from Audi. It’s turbocharged V-6 motor makes 335 horsepower and the standard all-wheel drive gives the Q8 the essential all-weather footing it needs to handle in any climate condition. With the Q8, Audi has made a fantastic SUV choice that makes it a standout amongst its class.
|Audi Q8||55 TFSI|
|Engine||2995 cc V6|
|Maximum power||250 kW (340 PS; 335 bhp)@ 5200-6400 rpm|
|Maximum torque, N · m / lb-ft at rpm||369 lb-ft (500 N·m) @ 1370–4500|
|Type of drive||AWD (quattro)|
|Transmission||8 speed Automatic (tiptronic)|
|Top speed||155 mph (250 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h)||5.9 s|
|Fuel consumption /100 km||8.9 – 9.1 L|
Audi Q8 Pricing
- Premium: $68,395
- Premium Plus: $72,395
- Prestige: $77,545
Spending the 72,395 for the Premium Plus option will yield you a few extra highlights, in particular a 360-degree camera framework, bigger 21-inch wheels, an additional climate zone, a Bang and Olufsen audio system, and driver help highlights like blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic caution alerts.
Engine, Transmission, Performance, and Towing
The Q8 is outfitted with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 that makes for 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. With that, the Q8 packs an eight-speed automatic transmission, Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive framework, a 48-volt mixture help frameworks, all attempting to give the Q8 the physicality, fun, and smooth solace that we have generally expected from Audi. With a 0-60mph time of simply 5.3 seconds and 7700 pounds of towing limit, with the advanced Towing bundle, the Q8 makes for a high-utility, speedy, and deft vehicle that will surely energize drivers and passengers alike.
The Q8 has an EPA estimated 17 mpg city and 22 highway.
Interior and Technology
The Q8 is in a long lineage of vehicles that Audi has permeated with its signature premium luxury, the materials, the atmosphere control, the leather dashboard, and the panoramic sunroof, all join to give the interior that extravagant Audi feel. The top-line alternative adds to that massaging front seats, higher grade leathers, and double sheet glass for a decrease in cabin noise.
As far as tech, the dash and comfort are home to a couple of coordinated touchscreens that house the Infotainment system. A direct and simple to use configuration makes for an incredible driver experience and the instinctive voice directions make for increasingly complete driver control. The standard LTE hotspot, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are an added benefit and the upgrade to the Bang and Olufsen sound system makes the cabin the home of a superior auditory experience.
The Q8 earned a five-star crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and it was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The top notch trims are accompanied by an adaptive cruise control system and night vision tooling that augments it that make the ride and the street that much more secure.