2020 Audi Q8 Release – 2020 Audi Q8
Audi’s wide-body Q8 fastback ability accept the best rear end of any SUV — and with it a acute autogenous of bright details.
New for 2019, the Q8 Sportback abutting a different SUV articulation that makers’ marketers like to alarm a five-seat action auto with four doors. The angled roofline compromises the burden amalgamation of a acceptable SUV in barter for a high-style and high-riding account vehicle. Others in this aristocratic and cher club accommodate the BMW X6, Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, Porsche Cayenne Auto and Ambit Rover Sport.
Essentially, owners pay added for beneath complete acreage in a added adorable anatomy appearance — and are blessed to do so.
The tester’s berth was an bright presentation of affection carpeting, artistic gray copse trim, handsome charcoal-gray microsuede amateur and some of the finest covering upholstery.
Based on Audi’s actual able-bodied done Q7 three-row seven-seater, the five-seat Q8 is masterfully engineered to get the best car from an SUV foundation. And its accreditation are galvanized by the aforementioned foundation that additionally foots the Lamborghini Urus, but with a raging-bull V-8 and attitude.
While the Q8 has the aforementioned wheelbase (117.9 inches) as the Q7, its brand is 3 inches shorter, the anatomy an inch added and the roofline 1.3 inches lower.
It is awash in three trim levels, all with the aforementioned engine, manual and Quattro all-wheel drive. Starting prices, including the $995 bales allegation from Bratislava, Slovakia, are $69,195 for the Premium, $73,195 for Exceptional Plus and $78,695 for the Prestige. The Prestige tester was $88,845.
Audi’s “virtual cockpit” can be configured for assorted barometer or map clear displays.
Among the Prestige amalgamation ($9,500) upgrades are a covering dashboard top with adverse stitching, ability aperture closers, rear and ancillary window shades, heads-up display, adaptive cruise ascendancy with traffic-jam assist, 21-inch five-spoke admixture auto with all-season tires, Bang & Olufsen complete system, autogenous lighting amalgamation with afire aperture sills, top-view camera system, aerial advanced seats with four-way ability lumbar, Audi buzz box with wireless charging and antenna booster.
Options included the Luxury package, $6,150, with Valcona abounding covering upholstery with massaging advanced seats, Alcantara headliner, dual-pane acoustic glass, acrimonious and aerial 18-way adjustable advanced seats and ionizer air affection arrangement with aromatization. The towing amalgamation added $650 and the algid acclimate package, $600, added a acrimonious council caster and rear seats.
The Q8 quattro has a amenable 335-horsepower, 3.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injection V-6 an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission. A 48-volt array allows balmy amalgam appearance of auto stop-start at abandoned and brake-energy recuperation.
The 335-horsepower, 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 has ammunition abridgement ratings of aloof 17 mpg city, 22 artery and 19 mpg combined, on the appropriate premium.
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The engine’s 369 foot-pounds of torque has acceptable cull from 1,370-4,500 rpm, but dispatch from a stop can assume subdued, like a third-gear start. Selecting the Activating action approach provided abundant easier acceleration. Audi cites 0-60 mph dispatch in 5.6 seconds, and magazines accept gotten 5.3. That’s an absorbing run for an AWD barrier weight of 5,004 pounds.
EPA fuel-economy ratings reflect the backpack — and I’m not complaining: 17 mpg city, 22 artery and 19 mpg combined, on the appropriate premium. My breadth on boilerplate ranged from 13.2 to 22.4 mpg. The big 22.5-gallon catchbasin allows a road-trip-ready canoeing ambit of about 490 miles.
The adaptive anatomy amalgamation of air abeyance and four-wheel council is able-bodied account its $2,750. The air springs accord the smoothest transitions of any arrangement I’ve tested, with no arch bung at driveways and acceleration bumps. The wide-body makes for a wide, 43.5-foot axis circle, but the four-wheel council cuts it to a added applied 38 to 39 feet, in my estimation.
Braking is complete and after grab from large, vented 14.8-inch rotors advanced and 13.8 inches rear.
The aloft bank has absolutely admiring cushions with adequate recline and a brace of inches of fore-aft adjustment, to amplitude burden space.
The tester’s berth was an bright presentation of affection carpeting, artistic gray copse trim, handsome charcoal-gray microsuede amateur and some of the finest covering upholstery, neatly stitched, ambrosial and adaptable to the touch.
With dual-pane glass, the autogenous is cartage calmed and buzz quiet after activity alley arrangement or annoy noise. The 360-degree, top-view camera arrangement is actual accessible in bound parking situations.
With the accepted across-the-board sunroof, advanced allowance is circumscribed to 37.1 inches, yet there is allowance for drivers taller than 6 feet. Car, berth and infotainment controls are breach amid two screens — one in the centermost apparatus animate and the added aloof below, at shifter animate — and both are decidedly accessible to use.
The advanced armrest animate includes a buzz charging pad with two USBs. And the aperture panels accept backing space, including for ample bottles.
Back bank and cargoThe aloft bank has absolutely admiring cushions with adequate recline, adjustable by a brace of inches. There’s an inch added allowance than in advanced and continued legroom of 40.2 inches.
Cargo amplitude has a advanced 44 inches at the aperture but acme is bank at 29 inches. Fold the seats for about 6 ½ anxiety of length. There are no seatback releases nor any basement storage, but there are ability switches to lower the abeyance for easier loading or tailgating.
America created the SUV, but it is the European carmakers that collection it over the top to actualize a deeply engineered agent they could appreciate. The Q8 is a simple amount of amenity over utility.
The Q8 is a five-seat alternative of Audi’s actual able-bodied done Q7 three-row seven-seater.
2020 Audi Q8 quattro Prestige