New 2017 Audi Q8 is coming as coupe crossover, which is major breakthrough in German carmaker’s plans. This idea started in 2009 when X6 was introduced, but so far there were no signs of realization. Now, all enthusiasts will get the vehicle that looks like M-Class of Mercedes. This was confirmed by chiefs but many details about SUV are still hidden. However, upcoming crossover is sportier than its sibling Q7, and won’t have space for seven passengers.
2017 Audi Q8 redesign
When we mention 2017 Audi Q8, we could think it is upgraded version of Q7. But it’s quite different. New crossover is sportier and has different lines and curves. The 2017 Q8 is going to be built on the Prologue platform, which is used for other crossovers from this manufacturer. This concept highlights sharp lines, aggressive grille with narrow headlights and roof with design similar to coupe cars. With overall length of almost 200 inches, crossover will be one of the longest in the class. Inside, new Q8 will probably share many parts with Q7. Not only features, but also styling could be borrowed and installed in this coupe SUV. Alcantara interior, a lot of leather and latest infotainment equipment should take its position inside the cabin.
2017 Audi Q8 drivetrain
So far, we’ve heard that two powertains could be the source of power for coupe crossover. Nevertheless, since these are two different models, both are possible. Smaller one is 3.0-l V6, and other, bigger, is 4.0-l TFSI V8. This gives option to all buyers, and company is going to include 3.0-l TDI version. Hybrid is also possibility, as well as all-electric car, but these variations are less possible at this moment.
2017 Audi Q8 competition and price
Upcoming crossover steps into new market where some models are already established themselves as leader. These are Lamborghini Urus and Porsche Cayenne, but judging by other classes, Audi will make immediate impact. Vehicles in this segment are not affordable to many people, especially since base models are valued around $75,000, while upper trims are of 2017 Audi Q8 could wear price tag of $130,000.