The 2019 Audi Q8 will be a sleeker kind of one of the most recent Q7 seven-seats SUV. This brand-new version will truly come as Audi’s reaction to the BMW and Mercedes-Benz. It’s remarkable to note that the up and coming Q8 will make its intro 10 years after the area was essentially created by the BMW X6.
2019 Audi Q8 Release and Price
The German automaker is yet to release official for sale days of the SUV or its official rates. Nevertheless, rumor has it that the model will be showcased at a worldwide motor program next year before taking place sale in 2018 as a 2019 design. As for the costs, a starting price of ₤ 50,000 ($ 66,200) is most likely while the top-of-the-range RS Q8 is expected to fetch ₤ 90,000($ 119,000) before choices.
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Exterior and Interior
Dimensionally, the Q8 concept is significantly a sliced Audi Q7. Sitting 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 elevation disappoint its three-row counterpart by 1.6 and 1.3 inches, specifically; nonetheless, the concept’s wide hips result in an added 2.9 inches of width compared to the Q7. Audi chose to stress the Q8 concept’s breadth by carrying out an unabridged taillight style and 1980s-Quattro-inspired design cues such as flared fenders in all 4 wheels. A broad, raked C-pillar and additional consumption atop the concept’s eight-point grille better link the crossover’s style to that of the timeless Audi rally car.
The Q8 concept does greater than simply preview a brand-new Audi design, however. Inside, guests are welcomed to a battery of touchscreens, which Audi states hint a system pertaining to the new A8. Nevertheless, we really hope the brand’s flagship sedan refrains from the Q8 concept’s screen overload. While Audi really did not provide much in the way of interior measurements, the firm declares the crossover preserves “adequate” headroom for rear passengers in spite of its sleeker roofline. Sadly, the very same cannot be said for freight volume, which, at 22 cubic feet, is 16 cubic feet less than the Q7 manages behind its 2nd row, as well as 5 cubic feet less than the similarly sized and styled BMW X6.
Engine and Specs 2019 Audi Q8
Underhood sits a 333-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 and a 134-hp electric motor incorporated within the crossover’s eight-speed automatic transmission. With each other, the hybrid powertrain makes a total amount of roughly 443 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, sufficient oomph to push the crossover from zero to 62 miles per hour in 5.4 secs and on a governed full throttle of 155 mph. At the same time, a rear-mounted lithium-ion battery pack benefits 37 miles of all-electric owning range and can be butted in approximately two and a half hrs when plugged into a 240-volt, 30-amp electrical outlet.
When the Q8 ultimately makes its method to market at the end of the year, expect the low-slung crossover “coupe” to include a hodgepodge of powertrain alternatives, including a V-6, a V-8, a gasoline-electric hybrid e-on version, and possibly even an RS Q8 with a 500-plus-hp twin-turbocharged V-8. Customers across the pond are additionally bound to see a handful of diesel options; however, we’re not depending on Audi gearing up U.S.-bound Q8 versions with this engine alternative. No matter the powertrain, however, expect the Q8 to sport costs of a minimum of $5000 to $10,000 over the Q7. We’ll understand extra later on in the year when Audi is expected to officially expose the manufacturing Q8.