2019 Audi Q8 — As we know, Audi is currently preparing to launch four new models—the A8, A6, A7 and also the Q8 that will be the flagship SUV model of the brand. If you really anticipate the coming of Audi’s newest sporty SUV, the Q8, we have excellent news for you. The car is recently spotted testing and judging from the spy video, Q8 is already in its mature stage of development, and it also looks almost ready.
Q8 has been revealed as a concept two times. The original debuted at the last Detroit Auto Show while the second one, the Q8 Sport concept was shown several weeks ago in Geneva.
2019 Audi Q8 Specifications
From the 2019 Audi Q8 spy video ( carscoops.com) , we can clearly see that the new Q8 is slightly wider than the current Q7. Furthermore, thanks to the sloping roofline, the SUV looks even more athletic.
Inside, the car will feature plenty of new technologies as well as the semi-autonomous driving system. There will be several digital displays in the cabin that includes a larger 12.3 inches version of the high-resolution Virtual Cockpit OLED display. This system will be capable of projecting the necessary information right to the windscreen in front of the driver.
The new Q8 2019 will be underpinned by the updated MLB platform, which also will be used in the upcoming A8, A7, and A6. Just like what has been previewed in the second concept, we can expect this SUV to feature the mild hybrid powertrain that consists of a 3.0 L V6 TFSI twin turbo engine paired to a small electric motor with 27 HP (20 kW) of power. In addition, a 48-volt Lithium-ion battery that is stored in the luggage compartment will be in charge of powering the electric motor.
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The powertrain is said to produce 469 HP (476 PS) and 516 pound-feet of torque. The 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time is expected to be around 4.7 seconds and continue to a top speed of 170 mph (275 km/h). With the power of the electric component as well as the 85 L fuel tank, we can expect the SUV to have a total range of 746 miles (1,200 km).
Furthermore, it is reported that an electric compressor will be connected to the V6 engine to give the car some extra boost of power as well as eliminating lag. This is a trick that has been applied to the V8 turbodiesel engine of the SQ7. And if this trick really will be applied in the upcoming 2019 AUDI Q8, the SUV definitely will be a strong rival for BMW X6 and Mercedes GLE Coupe.
2019 Audi Q8 Release Date and price
There is no news yet on when the 2019 Q8 from Audi will arrive in the market. However, it is reported that the car will be revealed in its production form sometime next year, together with the new A6 and A7. Just like the three other vehicles, the A8 is also almost ready. As a matter of fact, the new A8 will be revealed to the public first, probably around July this year.
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