A coupé-like shape, powerful dimensions, and clean lines characterise the new Audi Q8. It’s a model for those who know how to look good, with a sloping roofline creating an elegant silhouette and a wide stance giving it an imposing presence. It also sports Audi’s most aggressive front-end yet, with angular matrix LED headlamps lined with daytime running lights, and a large, wide grille inset with the Audi rings producing an undeniable sense of strength. ...
Step inside and you’ll have no doubt you’re in a top quality car. The Q8 has electrically adjustable sports seats that are heated and come in Valona leather, and the fine materials and careful attention to detail ensure this is every inch the luxurious run-around. Behind the wheel, the Virtual Cockpit displays key information clearly and concisely, while the MMI dual-touchscreen infotainment system connects you to your phone, music and navigation. Space is generous too, with rear legroom on a par with the Q7 and plenty of headroom for all. There’s no need to pack light either, thanks to the large boot and intelligent storage compartments that can house everything from your tablet to water bottles.
A 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine provides the power that propels the Audi Q8 from 0-62mph in just 5.6 seconds. Eight-speed automatic transmission ensures acceleration is smooth and seamless, and the mild hybrid system – which turns the engine off briefly while you’re cruising – makes a marked improvement in fuel efficiency. Of course, fun is a big part of getting behind the wheel of a premium car, and the Q8 certainly delivers. Firm grip and precise steering means cornering is dynamic, while adaptive suspension means comfort is optimised whatever the road conditions.
Audi drivers expect an impressive array of technology. The Q8 offers a plethora of driver assistance, safety and comfort technologies to ensure you enjoy an exciting drive with complete control. Automatic Emergency Braking and Lane-Keeping Assist provide peace of mind, while Adaptive Cruise Control makes motorway journeys effortless. There’s even Lane Departure Warning, Parking System Plus, and the Audi Pre-Sense Front system, which monitors traffic up ahead for potential collision risks.
Inside, a dual-screen infotainment system with controls for music, driving modes and climate settings makes the in-car ambience completely relaxing. MMI Navigation Plus with MMI Touch, meanwhile, provides some of the most detailed satellite navigation available, with 3D city models and country-specific information making travel a breeze.