Audi has presented the new coupe-SUV Q8
Audi entered the segment of coupe SUVs with a brand new Q8
The new flagship in a series of “Q” will be assembled in Bratislava, Slovakia.
It has been over a decade since BMW invented a new kind of luxury off-road coupe segment, proudly join it with her first child – SUV X6. Then there was Mercedes-Benz. What about Audi? The developers from Ingolstadt a little late and just now introduced the top version of its “kupeobrazny” SUV Audi Q8.
Yes, today was finally shown the top variant of the family city SUV “Q”version.
As mentioned in the Audi – we are the top version of the family cars, the Q, offering clients “the best of two worlds: elegance five-door coupé with the versatility of a large SUV”.
Begin to study.
General information about new models Audi Q8
The car has approximately the same dimensions as previously presented, the new second generation Q7, but looks much lower, thanks to a sloping roof structure. With a wheelbase of almost three meters, he received a generous capacity interior that is a serious competitive edge before Audi direct competitors in the segment (we are talking about the BMW X6 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Coupe).
Q8 is also able to offer a large boot capacity of 605 liters. It’s a lot, assuming that we are talking about a sloping tailgate, which “eats” a considerable part of the space inside the cabin. When folded the rear seats, the capacity will be much greater, and the space will expand to 1.755 liters.
To give your customers a visual representation, the automaker said that two Golf bags across, can be conveniently placed in the Luggage compartment, even the stock will be. Standard in the luxury class – the rear door with electric drive. Optionally you can buy electrified shelf for small things. It will also automatically clean if needed.
The Exterior Of The Audi Q8
Visually, the Q8 will be easily distinguishable from all other members of the family “Q”, as it includes the new style design language of Audi, for the first time not so long ago shown on the new A8 flagship. The style emphasized a single massive front filesresearch radiator with six vertical chrome strips and at least five dedicated, delicate vertical lines. Around the grill lined with a large border, different remote from the main surface of the front of the car. It visually gives the lattice volume.
On the sides, close to filtrerede put new led matrix headlights, as viewed from the side, eyes clinging to the massive rear pillars, which sets the tone and profile of an SUV, the roof sloping to the ground to the extent of its movement closer to the rear of the SUV. Complete downed appearance rear led lights / led horizontal stripe and stylish integrated spoiler.
The Interior Of The Audi Q8
If you have ever been in the new A8 limousine, or at least see him in the photo, the interior Q8 will present for you a great surprise. The car has a similar arrangement of internal space with two touch screens on the centre console and a display mounted in front of the driver’s eyes. Displays the most information about the vehicle and its movement, while the two screens on the right are used to control infotainment systems and features climate control system.
A few words about the technical part of Audi Q8
Audi promises that the Q8 will provide “an extremely accurate behavior” on the road, not least because of its developed, changed, and rich in aluminium lightweight platform. The so-called Audi Space Frame uses about 15 percent of cast aluminium and 14.4 percent high-strength steel hot forming. Used architecture ensures that Q8 will weigh only 2.145 kg when equipped with the 3.0-litre TDI engine and get a aerodynamic drag coefficient of 0.34. Very high quality figures for such a large car.
The V6 diesel engine got a mild hybrid technology that includes a grid 40 volt, lithium ion battery, and a belt alternator-starter. This system allows the SUV to travel with the engine shut off completely at speeds up to 160 kilometers per hour and to recover up to 12 kW during braking. More real advantages of the system are expressed in reduced fuel consumption by about 0.7 litres per 100 kilometres.
The 3.0-litre V6 TDI variant Q8 50 TDI delivers 286 horsepower (213 kW) and 600 Newton metres of torque, which is sent to all four wheels through eight-speed automatic transmission Tiptronic and the Quattro AWD system from Audi. The sprint from 0-100 km / h takes just 6.3 seconds.
In the early months of 2019 to the engine lineup will be joined by a somewhat weaker version of the 3.0 TDI and the petrol version of the 3.0 TFSI power of 340 HP (253 kW).
Model coupe-SUV will be assembled in Bratislava, Slovakia. New Q8 will debut on the German market and other European countries in the third quarter of the year. In Russia, presumably at the same time. U.S. sales are scheduled to begin in 2019.