This Audi Q8 is a multi-faceted vehicle, coming with the elegance of a 4-door luxury coupe and the versatility of an SUV. While proving a confident companion for leisurely and business driving on the busy city roads, the Audi Q8 is an excellent off-road performer.
The Audi Q8, 55 TFSI Quattro, is available in two high-quality configurations, the Q8 Celebration, costing Rs 98.98 lakhs, and the Q8 Standard, priced at Rs 134.94 lakhs. Both these prices are ex-showroom, India.
Audi Q8 Exteriors
The Audi Q8 has a similar imposing Singleframe in octagonal design to the Audi Q2. The upright radiator grille and the front spoiler drawn towards the front offers a luxurious look. The iconic four-rings emblem emphasizes the self-confident look. The presence of air inlets is an added advantage because it ensures keeping the engine cool.
The beautifully shaped LED headlights are powerful enough to illuminate the roads ahead to a considerable distance to make it comfortable for the driver. The inclining roofline extends backward, passes over to the rear side, and culminates with the light strip connecting the rear tail lamps.
The black-colored rear bumper serves as the perfect contrast to highlight the vehicle’s elegant look and take it to the next level. The contrast extends over the sides to make the vehicle look classier than its rivals in its segment. In addition, the
Audi Q8 comes in 13 exciting metallic shades.
The panoramic sunroof is another unmistakable highlight of the Audi Q8. The heat-insulating glass, electric sunshades, high-quality windshield, and standard wiper arms and blades complete the exquisite exteriors of the Audi Q8.
Audi Q8 Interiors
If the Audi Q8 exteriors were exquisitely designed, the interiors take the comfort and luxury to a different level altogether. The black upholstery blends beautifully with the black panel to bring in a sense of uniformity.
All the seats come with excellent ventilation and massage functions to provide the ideal comfort to the user. In addition, the 4-zone air conditioning and pure air circulation inside the vehicle add to the elegant ambience.
When it comes to providing networking and infotainment features, the Audi Q8 provides the best. The MMI navigation system with the MMI Touch Response adds to the clever networking facilities inside the Audi Q2. In addition, features like Audi Phone Box with the Audi Smartphone interface and Voice Control makes ensures high-quality communication between the user and the vehicle.
The ambient lighting inside the vehicle is perfect for inducing a calm while highlighting the control options to make it comfortable for you to interact.
Audi Q8 Engine and Performance
This Audi Q8 draws its power from a high-quality 3.0L TFSI engine capable of generating a maximum power output of 250kW and a high torque of 500Nm @ 1370-4500 rpm. While delivering a decent mileage performance, this Audi Q8 displays excellent acceleration from 0-100kmph within 5.9 seconds.
The specialty of this vehicle is the purely mechanical center differential that transfers the forces to the front and back axle in a 40:60 proportion. However, it transfers the majority to better traction when required to ensure comfortable steering under adverse circumstances.
Audi also offers an all-wheel steering option. This system can turn the rear wheels as much as 5-degrees in the opposite direction of the turn to enhance agility and stability. In addition, the new mild-hybrid technology makes these AWD systems effective and ensures a sporty driving experience.
Audi Q8 Ride, Handling, and Safety
The Audi Q8 offers a range of customer-convenience features like the Audi Sound System and the Audi virtual cockpit. This car comes equipped with Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System and 23 speakers to deliver 3D quality surround sound. In addition, the electrically adjustable driver and front co-passenger seats allow you to change its height and backrest angle to protect the occupants from spinal injuries.
This vehicle comes with the mandatory requirement of airbags and other safety equipment like powerful disc brakes with ABS, EBD, and ESC. In addition, the Audi Drive Select option allows the driver to select from a range of driving modes. The Adaptive air suspension available on the high-end model regulates the ride height and damping automatically to provide a high degree of stability and flexibility.
The cruise control system with an in-built speed limiter allows for safe driving on the expressways. Another exciting feature in the Audi Q8 is the fuel tank with an increased volume.
Besides, this vehicle comes equipped with a series of driver-assistance features like Park Assist with parking aid plus. It allows bay parking and parallel parking in reverse comfortably. The Hold Assist is a convenient feature to have as it provides the perfect balance and holds the vehicle in place if it stalls uphill or downhill.
Other excellent features include rearview and multifunction cameras to help the driver.
Audi Q8 Competition Check
The Audi Q8 is priced in the near one-crore price bracket. Therefore, there are no Indian vehicles to compete with it. However, the Audi Q8 faces stiff competition from Porsche Cayenne, Audi RS8, Mercedes-Benz GLS, Land Rover Range Rover Sport, BMW X5, and BMW X6.