The German automaker Audi finally unveiled their all-new Audi Q8 at the Audi Brand Summit in Shenzhen, China. After releasing a number of its teaser images, the eagerly expected Audi Q8 luxurious SUV-coupe has been officially introduced by the German automobile manufacturing company. Q8 is the first luxury coupe-SUV and is meant for sportier styling. In Audi’s Q line-up, Audi Q8 is considered as the top ranging model, which was led until by the Audi Q7.
Audi Q8 was developed on the parallel aluminium-rich platform, which supports like the Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus, and Audi Q7 as well. Considering its dimension, Audi Q8 measures 2011 mm wide, 4999 mm in length and 1710 mm in height. That suggests that this luxury Coupe-SUV is shorter, wider and lower than its sister model Audi Q7. Look wise, the luxury SUV is designed with imposing stance highlight by aggressive and boldface, which gets implemented with flat border large single-frame along with both upright horizontal slats and chrome accents.
Audi Q8 is designed with a pair of LED sleek headlamps on its grille, which is further equipped with available 3D daytime running lamps and HD Matrix technology options. The front bumper of Q8 is implemented with large air intakes, sculpted hood, and beefy skid plate. However, the sloping bonnet is designed with prominent lines that add a strong look to this super SUV car. This luxury SUV crossover is also featured with heavy raked C-pillar and gently sloping roof. Q8 has a relatively compact greenhouse powered by frameless windows, which helps to enhance the coupe-like image of this supercar.
Audi Q8 is equipped with LED taillights connected by a thin strip, rear sporty bumper, dual exhaust system as well as tailgate-mounted spoiler. Under its hood, Q8 is featured with V6, 3.0-liter petrol engine, which delivers 250kW or 335hp (340PS), 516.3 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque along with 3.0-liter two TDI units. Therefore, the entry-level diesel has the ability to accelerate 228PS or 170kW (231PS) while the more powerful car will have the ability to produce 282hp or 210kW (286PS). This super featured car is built with 22-inch wheels.
Interior of this super SUV car is featured with sporty styling by following the footsteps of its newer variants, Audi A6 and Audi A8. Behind the flat-bottomed steering wheel the driver’s seat was placed, seats are designed with Alcantara upholstery and leather along with metallic accents. One of the unique features of this variant is its black piano trim, which can blend along with the lead infotainment system. Considering its screens, this supercar is implemented with a third display climate control system, digital instrumental cluster, and convenience features as well.
With the introduction of its first luxury Coupe-SUV, Audi wants to put to an end to BMW crossover variants. Audi Q8 is powered by customized and fully digital instrument panel and two digital touchscreen displays. Hence, Audi Q8 is a concept based car introduced by the German automobile manufacturing company for the first time. It is also expected that in the upcoming days, car enthusiasts will be rendered with an option for SQ8 high-performance and plug-in-hybrid version as well.
The Audi Q8 is likely to get officially introduced in Europe this year fall with all latest updated features. Stay tuned to get details updates about this first ever made luxury Coupe-SUV variant by Audi.
-By Chandrani Sarkar (Content Developer and Research Analyst @Travarsa)