The Audi Q8 combines the elegance of a four-door luxury coupé with the practical versatility of a large SUV. The Audi Q8 launches in the Middle East in autumn. The carmaker has listed the following features of the new SUV:
The dimensional and space concept:
The Audi Q8 exudes sporty dynamics and upscale prestige like no other SUV from the brand with the four rings. At 4.99 meters long, 2 meters wide and 1.71 meters tall, the SUV coupe is wider, shorter and lower than its Q7 sister model. With a wheelbase of nearly 3 meters, it offers a spacious interior.
The exterior design: With the imposing single-frame in octagonal design, the Audi Q8 is the new face of the
Q family. The brawny radiator grille stands upright and, together with the spoiler that has been drawn toward the front and the large, highly contoured air inlets, emphasizes the self-confident look.
The elegantly sloping roofline terminates in gently inclined D-pillars and rests against the quattro blisters above the wheel arches, which house up to 22-inch wheels.
Sporty driving experience: The purely mechanical center differential transfers the forces to the front axle and rear axle at a ratio of 40:60 as standard. When required, it transfers the majority to the axle with the better traction. That plus as much 254 millimeters of ground clearance, short overhangs and hill descent control means the Audi Q8 can keep going even after the pavement ends. Audi also offers the option of all-wheel steering. It can turn the rear wheels as much as 5 degrees. All drive systems are particularly efficient thanks to the new mild hybrid technology (MHEV). The 48-volt primary electrical system incorporates two important technology modules: A lithium-ion battery and a belt alternator starter.
Clarity: The interior
easy-to-understand symbols stand for the digital precision from Audi and for the high level of integration of architecture and operation. The central element is the top MMI touch response display. With its black-panel look, it almost dissolves into a large, black surface when switched off.
Swift and simple operation: A tactile and acoustic click confirms when a finger activates a function. The natural language voice control turns the Audi Q8 into an intelligent dialog partner. Drivers can word their commands freely. The voice control can, for example, understand the sentence “I am hungry” and in response suggest restaurants close by.