We got a sneak peek of it at the 2017 Detroit auto show in the type of an idea and now some prototypes for Audi’s upcoming Q8 have been spotted.
2020 Audi Q8 Design
The prototype in the spy shots is comparable in size to the Q7, dismissing the possibility that we may be looking at the smaller e-tron electric SUV. The e-tron is also due for a reveal in 2018 though we’re yet to see any prototypes. The Q8 being similar in size to the Q7 also makes good sense as the duo shares a similar variation of the Volkswagen Group’s MLB platform developed for front-wheel-drive vehicles with longitudinally-mounted engines.
As the principle and these most current spy shots verify, the Q8’s coupe-like stance provides it a sporty profile. This is assisted by a slightly wider track compared with the Q7. Secret competitors will be the BMW X6, Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and Land Rover Range Rover Sport.
The spy shots likewise expose a more noticable grille compared with exactly what’s found on other Audi SUVs. The headlights likewise feature the teardrop motif initially seen on the existing A4 sedan. Still, we have to question if the design is distinct enough to stand 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 delivering 354 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. It will be coupled with an 8-speed automated 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 electrical motor for a combined output of 442 hp and 516 lb-ft. Such a setup was fitted to the Q8 principle.
More potent offerings should consist of an SQ8 and maybe even an RS Q8, a principle which is reported to be coming quickly. The previous will likely be available in diesel flavor, though not in the U.S. Recall, Audi currently has an SQ7 TDI powered by an electric compressor-equipped twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 diesel great for 429 hp and a huge 663 lb-ft. Should an RS Q8 be introduced, it will likely come with a version of the twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 discovered 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 brand-new range-topping SUV that Audi will reveal in late 2018. It will likely reach the United States early the list below year, as a 2020 model.