The 2019 Audi Q8 will be a sleeker type of the most current Q7 seven-seats SUV. This new model will actually come as Audi’s response to the BMW and Mercedes-Benz. It’s interesting to note that the up and coming Q8 will certainly make its intro Ten Years after the section was essentially established by the BMW X6.
2019 Audi Q8 Release and Price
The German automaker is yet to release official on-sale dates of the SUV or its main rates. Nonetheless, rumor has it that the model will certainly be showcased at a global electric motor show next year before taking place sale in 2018 as a 2019 model. When it comes to the prices, a starting price of ₤ 50,000 ($ 66,200) is likely while the top-of-the-range RS Q8 is expected to fetch ₤ 90,000($ 119,000) before options.
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Exterior and Interior
Dimensionally, the Q8 concept is significantly a chopped Audi Q7. Remaining on a wheelbase just 0.3-inch shorter compared to that of the Q7, the four-passenger Q8 concept’s 198.0-inch total size and 67.2-inch height fall short of its three-row equivalent by 1.6 and 1.3 inches, specifically; however, the concept’s wide hips lead to an additional 2.9 inches of size compared with the Q7. Audi chose to stress the Q8 concept‘s breadth by carrying out an unabridged taillight layout and 1980s-Quattro-inspired style signs such as flared fenders in all four wheels. A broad, raked C-pillar and additional intakes 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 greater than simply sneak peek a brand-new Audi model, however. Inside, guests are greeted to a battery of touchscreens, which Audi claims hint a system coming to the new A8. Nevertheless, we hope the brand’s front runner sedan avoids the Q8 concept’s display overload. While Audi really did not offer much in the means of interior measurements, the business claims the crossover maintains “adequate” headroom for rear guests in spite of its sleeker roofline. However, the exact same can’t be stated for freight quantity, which, at 22 cubic feet, is 16 cubic feet less than the Q7 affords behind its second row, and also 5 cubic feet less than the similarly 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 integrated within the crossover’s eight-speed automatic transmission. Together, the hybrid powertrain makes an overall of approximately 443 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, enough pizzazz to push the crossover from no to 62 miles per hour in 5.4 secs and on a controlled full throttle of 155 miles per hour. At the same time, a rear-mounted lithium-ion battery pack benefits 37 miles of the all-electric driving array and can be charged in roughly two and a half hours when connected into a 240-volt, 30-amp outlet.
When the Q8 at some point makes its method to market at the end of the year, anticipate the low-slung crossover “coupe” to consist of a hodgepodge of powertrain options, consisting of a V-6, a V-8, a gasoline-electric hybrid e-on design, and possibly also an RS Q8 with a 500-plus-hp twin-turbocharged V-8. Customers across the pond are also bound to see a handful of diesel alternatives; nonetheless, we’re not counting on Audi furnishing U.S.-bound Q8 designs with this engine alternative. Regardless of the powertrain, though, expect the Q8 to sport costs of a minimum of $5000 to $10,000 over the Q7. We’ll understand a lot more later on in the year when Audi is expected to officially expose the manufacturing Q8.