2020 Audi Q8
We got a preview of it at the 2017 Detroit auto show in the type of a principle and now some models for Audi’s upcoming Q8 have actually been spotted.
2020 Audi Q8 Design
The prototype in the spy shots is similar in size to the Q7, eliminating the possibility that we might be taking a look at the smaller sized e-tron electric SUV. The e-tron is likewise due for a reveal in 2018 though we’re yet to see any prototypes. The Q8 being comparable in size to the Q7 likewise makes good sense as the duo shares a similar variation of the Volkswagen Group’s MLB platform designed for front-wheel-drive vehicles with longitudinally-mounted engines.
As the principle and these latest spy shots verify, the Q8’s coupe-like stance lends it a stylish profile. This is aided by a somewhat larger track compared with the Q7. Key rivals will be the BMW X6, Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and Land Rover Range Rover Sport.
The spy shots likewise expose a more pronounced grille compared with what’s found on other Audi SUVs. The headlights also feature the teardrop concept initially seen on the existing A4 sedan. Still, we have to wonder if the design is distinct enough to stick out in the growing crowd of high-end SUVs.
2020 Audi Q8 Engine
The base powertrain in the U.S. is anticipated to be a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 providing 354 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. It will be paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Above this will be an e-tron plug-in hybrid model, likely pairing a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 with an electric motor for a combined output of 442 hp and 516 lb-ft. Such a setup was fitted to the Q8 concept.
More powerful offerings need to include an SQ8 and possibly even an RS Q8, a concept which is reported to be coming soon. The previous will likely come in diesel flavor, though not in the U.S. Recall, Audi already has an SQ7 TDI powered by an electric compressor-equipped twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 diesel helpful for 429 hp and an enormous 663 lb-ft. Should an RS Q8 be launched, it will likely come with a version of the twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 found in the Porsche Panamera Turbo. In the Porsche, the engine delivers up to 550 hp and 567 lb-ft.
2020 Audi Q8 Release Date
The Q8 is a new range-topping SUV that Audi will reveal in late 2018. It will likely reach the United States early the following year, as a 2020 model.
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