New class in crossover segment could carry a name Sport activity coupe. BMW made a statement with its X6. Nevertheless, other companies responded pretty quick with their products. One of them is BMW’s archrival, Audi. This company is launching their version of this kind of vehicle. It will be 2018 Audi Q8. Confirmed and almost ready, crossover is there to make immediate impact on the market. This one is going to be more coupe than SUV, which makes it more aggressive and attractive for buyers. On the other hand, not all is so bright. Estimated price of the Q8 is hefty, and this is not all. Top of the class RS trim brings variety at all ends, and price too.
2018 Audi Q8 release date and price
This vehicle is not ready yet. However, photos of first test mules are out. Caught in Scandinavia, they bring good news to all fans. We believe that final phase of development is in progress, and 2018 Audi Q8 will appear by the end of the year. Nevertheless, its price is hefty. Base models will be available from around 50,000 pounds, or $65,000. Highest trim, RS model, goes around 90,000 pounds, which is equivalent to $120,000.
2018 Audi Q8 engines
New 2018 Audi Q8 offers diesel and petrol drivetrains. All of them are V-6. Base unit for some markets gets 2.0-l 4-cylinder engine. However, it is not standard. A 3.0-l V-6 can make 340 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. These numbers are the highest in Audi lineup at the moment. Diesel option with same displacement can make more torque, up to 450 lb-ft. Turbo-diesel engine can burst less power, around 220 hp. Hybrid, e-tron Q8 is also an option. Electric motors are added to 3.0-l turbo-diesel unit. This combination sends 380 hp and 520 lb-ft of torque to wheels. Transmission is 8-speed auto, and range of electric batteries is 35 miles.
2018 Audi Q8 design
The 2018 Audi Q8 is sportier version of its smaller sibling, Q7. Nevertheless, many details are the same. However, changes are on grille, headlamps, roof, taillights. Furthermore, spy photos unveil details which look like Prologue concept language. Still, MLB platform brings main architecture solutions. Similarities with Q7 are especially visible on interior. Well, both vehicles are luxurious, and Q8 will be hard to match in comfort.