We take a look at the all-new Q8 from Audi.
The luxury Audi Q8 will be arriving in the UK this summer. So what can we expect from this latest arrival? The new flagship crossover is designed to combined the elegance of the coupe with the elevated driving position of the SUV.
The Q8 is Audi's sister vehicle to the Q7 and is set to compete against the BMW X6 and Mercedes GLE. When it goes on sales in the summer the retail price will start at around £65,000. However, if you chose to lease an Audi Q8, then you could be driving a brand new model without handing over the cash or worrying about depreciation.
So, what does that get you? The Q8's single frame grille is reminiscent of the original Audi quattro and will no doubt appeal to Audi aficionados. Overall, the five-seat Q8 it promises a bit more luxury than the seven-seat Q7 as well as space for passengers.
At the UK launch just two specs will be available: an entry level S line and the flagship Vorsprung. Both versions benefit from HD Matrix LED headlights, leather and Alcantara sports seats, and the latest Audi infotainment system. The S line comes with 21 inch allows, whist the Vorsprung have larger 22 inch wheels, a four zone climate control, a Titanium styling pack and a Bang and Olufsen stereo.
Inside the controls are based around two high-res touch displays, similar to what we've witnessed in the A6, A7 and A8. The lower 8.6" display enables the driver to adjust the comfort and climate settings. The upper 10.1" display drives the navigation and infotainment system.
Outside, it's looks is sure to turn heads. It's coupe like design and raked rear screen are sleeker than its rivals and delivers a larger boot space. A choice of 12 colours will be on offer and a range of trim options - standard Q8s will come with grey plastic surrounds on the wheel arches, whilst the higher spec models will have painted arch surrounds and a matt-grey finish on the front grille surround, the sill trim and the rear diffuser.
Under the bonnet there will initially be just one engine choice on offer - a 282bhp 3.0 litre V6 diesel badged Q8 50 TDI. This will achieve 0-62mph in 6.3 seconds and achieve a top speed of 144mph. 2019 will see an additional engine choice in the form of a petrol 55 TFSI as well as V6 45 TDU with 228bhp joining the stable.
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