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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 [...]
The 2018 Geneva Motor Show is over. It was packed with electric cars, a number of SUVs and extreme supercars. We have already shared photos from the show, and you can also view them at the end of this article. It is no wonder that 2018 was the year of electric cars coming of age. No longer can Tesla own this space exclusively as full electric power becomes a mainstream niche!
Also, we can’t ignore the plug-in hybrids. Audi, Jaguar, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Porsche and Ssangyong all featured their electric and plug-in hybrid cars this year.
One of the most eye-catching electric car was the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept. Even though Porsche recently stated that the 911 would not house a full electric drive train, we can see what they can do with the rest of the range.
The Bugatti Chiron was the most powerful car in the show, and Bugatti revealed a new [...]
The fourth generation Audi A8 has been revealed recently. Ever since Audi introduced the A8 in competition with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the BMW 7-Series, it has been running second to these strong competitors. Despite having the Quattro drive train and an aluminium spaceframe, the A8 never managed to properly gain traction in terms of the competition.
However, the situation has now changed! This time, the A8 is a game changer with the introduction of the latest technologies. In particular, the new A8 has seen the introduction of Artificial Intelligence and the latest machine learning technologies. Thanks to AI, the Audi A8 can offer a level-3 autonomous driving system up to 37 mph (60 kph). Level-3 autonomous driving means that the driver can do other things whilst the car is in control of everything. The [...]