Audi Q8 Review, Specs & Performance

Relaxing to drive and easy to live with on a daily basis. The stylish interior is a great place to spend time and the Audi Q8 is a sound alternative in a competitive segment for those who want an extremely stylish, capable and large SUV that is packed with equipment.

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Overview of the Audi Q8

Audi Q8 is a luxury SUV flagship

Impressive design and handling abilities

While the Audi Q8 is a very large SUV, it has an impressive design and is great to drive. It is certainly Audi's luxury SUV flagship with an elegant interior and lots of equipment.

Engines and performance for the Audi Q8

Relaunched in 2018, the Audi Q8 is available with a 3.0 litre turbocharged diesel engine with a mild hybrid system to deliver better levels of fuel efficiency. The diesel engine offers a good turn of speed, completing the 0 to 62 mph sprint in just 6.3 seconds and then onto a top speed of 144 mph. The engine will produce 286 PS and torque of 600 Nm to deliver excellent levels of performance with the hybrid system collecting energy to be stored in the lithium-ion battery. Among the features is the ability for the Audi Q8 to coast at speeds of up to 99 mph with the engine switched off - the system is able to restart the engine quickly to deliver power.

Equipment and handling

For those who want to take their Q8 off-road, there is impressive permanent quattro all-wheel drive availability with a ground clearance of 254 mm so it is able to deal with some fairly rugged terrain. The SUV-coupe styling also manages to make the Q8 look different from its competitors with a sloping roof line. The body has also better levels of stiffness to deal with off-road handling and when putting the large car through its paces on winding country roads. Around town, the Q8 is an agile and able performer with the standard adaptive air suspension really showing what the car can deliver at speed on motorways and rough roads. The electronic chassis platform also delivers control on country roads and the Q8 always feels well-planted. There is plenty of room on board for five adults, along with lots of storage compartments and a big boot. The latest Audi Q8 is an impressive car to spend time in with a black panel look for the interior which creates a simple architecture. Indeed, it's also a very quiet place thanks to the complex sound insulation and aerodynamics. There are 12 body colours to choose from and several colours and configurations for the car's interior. The driver assistance systems are designed to make life easier on board the Q8 and there are four packages available. Among them is the availability of adaptive cruise assist which deals with braking, acceleration and maintaining speed and the system is also put to use in a traffic jam. There's also lane departure warning and an accident assist system to ensure the car does not become involved in a collision with the vehicle in front. Drivers will also find emergency assist brings peace of mind which will, if the driver is inactive or does not respond to a series of warnings, take over control of the Q8 and bring it to a stop in its own lane. Essentially, all of the driver safety and assistance systems combine to create an impressive SUV that is relaxing to drive and easy to live with on a daily basis. The stylish interior is a great place to spend time and the Audi Q8 is a sound alternative in a competitive segment for those who want a stylish and large SUV that is packed with equipment.

More information about the Audi Q8

Why not have a look at the Q8 on the official Audi UK company website.

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Audi Q8 in a nutshell

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