2018 Audi Q8 will be built with features that made it a direct competitor to BMW X6 and Mercedes GLE-Coupe and there will be lots of unique features that will make it different from the current models in brand’s lineup.
It is anticipated that this vehicle will be built on the same platform with 2018 Audi Q7 but with a unique design that will definitely attract the attention of more buyers when it will be released to the market. The 2018 Audi Q8 is coming with great fascinating look according to the information that comes from different sources.
Why is it important?
With new Q8 the Audi yet again expands the lucrative SUV lineup and with this model which will sit above the Q7 it becomes even more competitive in this market by covering a wider range of models. Audi also counts on new sportier and modern design to attract new buyers.
2018 Audi Q8: New design
Based on the so far available information, the 2018 Audi Q8 is coming with sleeker silhouette with lower profile roof line and with sportier design than closely related Q7. Despite we expected coupe-like roof line, now it appears that this model will get lower roof at the front but it will be longer while angular C-pillar will add more sportiness but won’t affect rear seat headroom.
A unique styling elements:
However, the model will get unique styling features in order to distinguish Audi’s offer. It will include reworked front fascia with likely new grille and new front lights styling. For the rear side, Audi plans to use full-width taillights’ design similar to the new A7.
But while this model will bear unique styling it will be based on the same platform as the Q7. However, 2018 Audi Q8 will likely have wider wheelbase and shorter rear overhang while also lower ride height will give a sportier impression.
The interior of 2018 Q8, however, will share a lot of similarities with the Q7 including its layout and equipment. There will be comfortable seats and plenty of electric features. Top-notch materials will cover all surfaces and higher trims will use MMI virtual cockpit system.
The focus will also be on modern driver aids and safety features and new Audi Q8 2018 will use the latest brand’s autonomous driving tech and safety.
2018 Audi Q8: Engine options
The mechanical aspect of 2018 Audi Q8 will include a lot of similar elements as the Q7. The model will offer a range of gasoline and diesel engines including V-6 and V-8 displacements. The Audi will also bring V-8 TDI with an electric turbocharger in SQ8. The models will use ZF eight-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive.
However, we could also see more versions like 2018 Audi Q8 e-tron Quattro and high-performance RS Q8. Prior will combine a V-6 TDI engine with electric motor and expected all-electric range should be up to 30 miles. On the other hand, an RS version will benefit from twin-turbo V-8 petrol and more than 500 hp.
2018 Audi Q8: Release Date and Price
The 2018 Audi Q8 will be loaded with wonderful features that will make it better in class. Its versions will be pricier than Q7’s equivalents from $5000 up to $10000. It is expected to come in early 2018.