After the June premiere of the new crossover, Audi released a set of photos of this car. Audi has entered the world of luxury coupes with the Q8 in which it has been only BMW X6 for many years.
Q8 is similar to length and width as well as conservative Q7 model, but it is little bit lower. Wheelbase of almost 3 meters (2,997 mm) guarantees high comfort for passengers on the rear seats. Car is mounted on a mechanical platform that is made of aluminium and high-strength steel combination, weight of an empty vehicle – in the version with the 3.0 V6 TDI engine – is 2,145 kg.
Audi Q8 will start with the 3.0 V6 TDI engine that delivers 290 hp (213 kW) and 600 Nm of maximum torque. This engine uses so-called “mild hybrid drive” technology that includes an electrical system of 40 volts, a lithium-ion battery, a starter and an alternator. System allows the SUV to move with a fully-shut off engine to a speed of 160 km / h as required, and to recover up to 12 kW of power by a slowdown.. Audi claims that thanks to this type of hybrid system, in real terms of exploitation, it saves about 0.7 l / 100 km..
Car is equipped with a quattro 4-wheel drive and power is transmitted by the eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. From 0 to 100 km / h, the Audi Q8 with this engine comes in 6.3 s. At the beginning of 2019, the offer of the engine will be extended by another 3.0 TDI diesel and 3.0 TFSI petrol with 344 hp (253 kW) Production of the Audi Q8 starts in autumn, in Slovakia.