The 2019 Audi Q8 will be a sleeker kind of one of the most current Q7 seven-seats SUV. This new design will truly come as Audi’s reaction to the BMW and Mercedes-Benz. It’s fascinating to note that the up and coming Q8 will make its intro 10 years after the section was essentially established by the BMW X6.
2019 Audi Q8 Release and Price
The German automaker is yet to release authorities for sale days of the SUV or its main rates. Nevertheless, rumor has it that the model will be showcased at a global electric motor show next year before taking place sale in 2018 as a 2019 version. As for the rates, a beginning price of ₤ 50,000 ($ 66,200) is most likely while the top-of-the-range RS Q8 is anticipated to bring ₤ 90,000($ 119,000) before alternatives.
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Exterior and Interior
Dimensionally, the Q8 concept is significantly a sliced Audi Q7. Remaining on a wheelbase just 0.3 inches shorter than that of the Q7, the four-passenger Q8 concept’s 198.0-inch total size and 67.2-inch height disappoint its three-row counterpart by 1.6 and 1.3 inches, respectively; nevertheless, the concept’s wide hips lead to an extra 2.9 inches of size compared with the Q7. Audi chose to emphasize the Q8 concept’s breadth by executing a full-length taillight layout and 1980s-Quattro-inspired layout signs such as flared fenders at all 4 wheels. A large, raked C-pillar and additional consumption atop the concept’s eight-point grille additionally tie the crossover’s design to that of the traditional Audi rally car.
The Q8 concept does more than simply sneak peek a new Audi model, however. Inside, guests are greeted with a barrage of touchscreens, which Audi states hint a system pertaining to the brand-new A8. Nonetheless, we wish the brand’s flagship sedan refrains from the Q8 concept‘s screen overload. While Audi didn’t provide much in the way of interior dimensions, the firm asserts the crossover preserves “sufficient” clearance for rear travelers despite its sleeker roofline. Regrettably, the same can not be claimed for cargo quantity, which, at 22 cubic feet, is 16 cubic feet less than the Q7 pays for behind its 2nd row, as well as 5 cubic feet less than the in a similar way sized and styled BMW X6.
Engine and Specs 2019 Audi Q8
Underhood rests a 333-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 and a 134-hp electric motor incorporated within the crossover’s eight-speed transmission. With each other, the hybrid powertrain makes a total of approximately 443 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, enough oomph to push the crossover from no to 62 miles per hour in 5.4 secs and on a governed top speed of 155 mph. On the other hand, a rear-mounted lithium-ion battery pack benefits 37 miles of all-electric driving range and can be charged in roughly 2 and a fifty percent hours when connected into a 240-volt, 30-amp outlet.
When the Q8 eventually makes its method to market at the end of the year, anticipate the low-slung crossover “coupe” to consist of an array of powertrain alternatives, including a V-6, a V-8, a gasoline-electric hybrid e-tron design, and perhaps even an RS Q8 with a 500-plus-hp twin-turbocharged V-8. Customers across the pond are likewise bound to see a handful of diesel alternatives; nonetheless, we’re not trusting Audi outfitting U.S.-bound Q8 models with this engine option. No matter the powertrain, though, anticipate the Q8 to sport a premium of at the very least $5000 to $10,000 over the Q7. We’ll understand extra later on in the year when Audi is anticipated to formally disclose the production Q8.