Audi recently revealed the Q8, a coupe SUV
- September 14, 2018
- UK Market Reports
- Posted by Clive Sutton
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Audi recently revealed the Q8, a coupe SUV. Despite the coupe name, the Q8 offers a five-seat layout with four doors. The Q8 combines the elegant look of a coupe with the practicality of an SUV.
The Q8 is a direct competitor for the BMW X6, the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, the Range Rover Sport, the Porsche Cayenne and the Maserati Levante. Although the sport SUV market is saturated with extravagant styling, the Q8 offers a unique design experience with optional 22-inch wheels.
The engine range starts with a 3-lt V6 diesel (badged 50 TDI) which produces 282-bhp. The Quattro all-wheel drive is rear-biased, and coupled with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It offers 0–62mph in 6.2 seconds and a top speed of 144mph. There is a mild-hybrid system that uses a lithium-ion battery and a belt alternator starter, to give engine-off coasting between 34 and 99mph.
The Audi Q8 offers driving assistance systems – adaptive cruise assist, efficiency assist, crossing assist, lane change warning, curb warning and 360 degree cameras. Under the supervision of the driver, the Q8 guides itself into a garage and back out again autonomously.
Overall, the Audi Q8 is a new alternative to the sport SUV segment. A shorter wheel base offers a more sportive look and drives to satisfy the needs of families and drivers who wish to enjoy the rear-biased Quattro system. A shorter roof line creates a sportier look without compromising the interior space. The Q8 is a great sport SUV for people who are looking for a new experience.