Audi Q8 , on the Italian market since 2018, is an innovative SUV that offers interesting performance and low fuel consumption compared to the segment average: a good choice for those who want to drive an elegant and versatile car. Here are its characteristics.
Audi Q8: design and interior
The Audi Q8 represents the perfect combination of the elegance of a coupé and the versatility of a large 4.99 m long SUV: it is a cutting-edge, comfortable, safe, exciting and sporty car, derived from the more traditional Q7 , but more dynamic.
The Q8 is available with only 5 seats and does not take up space due to the raised coupé body, but offers roominess and a trunk of good capacity (from 605 to 1775 liters): the passengers are so comfortable, but the tunnel is a bit uncomfortable central.
Internally the car is characterized by the presence of a lot of technology and space, with luxurious finishes, elegant aluminum-colored inserts and perfect fittings even in hidden points; equally refined are the driving assistance systems, including the one that slightly delays the opening of the doors if it detects a vehicle approaching from behind (optional).
Audi Q8: engines and performance
Audi Q8 is equipped with a 3.0 V6 diesel engine with 286 horsepower, all-wheel drive and automatic transmission, like all Audi 4 × 4 with longitudinal engine. The steering is very direct and uses 4-wheel steering for maximum maneuverability, while the air suspension offers absorption and good road holding.
The Torsen mechanical center differential, under normal conditions, brings 60% of the torque to the rear, but in the event of slippage it is automatically distributed up to 70% on the front axle, or 85% on the rear axle.
Although it is an SUV approved as a hybrid , in fact the current unit never moves the wheels but can only recover energy in slowdowns, storing it in the dedicated 48V battery. The system also allows extended use of soaring, without pressing the accelerator: the Q8 can therefore move forward by inertia between 55 and 160 km / h.
The weight of the Audi Q8 is 2145 kg, but the German maxi SUV remains agile and offers excellent braking and cornering, with stopping distances similar to those of the best sports cars.
Audi Q8: prices and equipment
The fittings in the list for Audi Q8 are 3:
- Tiptronic – starter version with departure assistance, Audi Music Interface and virtual cockpit, Convenience automatic air conditioning, Full LED headlamps, Parking assistance plus, MMI navigation plus with MMI touch response
- Tiptronic Sport – top of the range that adds S line exterior package, Adaptive air suspension sport, Sport front seats
- Tiptronic attitude – with Amazon Alexa, Audi drive select and phone box, Premium Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system, Audi pre sense front with pedestrian protection system and 360 ° camera system
Prices start at 78,450 euros , which become at least 86,500 for the top of the range.
Despite this, many functions remain optional to pay separately (including several driving aid systems). These include lane keeping, blind spot control and road sign recognition. The Plus rear seats, which slide 10 cm and have adjustable tilt, are also optional.