The German car manufacturer Audi is certainly one of the best companies in the world. They have great SUV models and their Q lineup is something really special. The Q7 model is their biggest SUV and the flagship model. At least will be the flagship model until the brand new 2019 Audi Q8 hit the dealerships around the world. The future Audi SUV will be an exceptional model and we can expect it on the market by the end of 2018. The Q7 is more like a family SUV while the brand new Q8 remind very much on the coupe, but it I the crossover. Although there is no so much official information, we will try to present you this model as best as we can. Just don’t forget that everything is mostly based on speculations and rumors, but of course, there is going to be and some official info as well.
2019 Audi Q8 Exterior design
The exterior design of the future model will be so attractive. According to some rendering photos, everything from the outside is phenomenal. This model will be very similar to the current Q7 but of course, there will be some different parts. At the first glance, the Q8 actually looks like a sporty version of Q7. If you are wondering how that looks? The answer is extraordinary. We can move on some exterior details, especially the front fascia. Here we can find similar front grille as in the Q7, but sharper. Actually, everything on this model will be sharper and thinner. The headlights will be very nice and thin while the technology that powers it is the newest generation of LED system. Down low, the front bumper will be more massive and muscular than in the Q7 model and it will be fitted with the larger air intakes and with the LED fog lights. The rear side will be inspirited by Q7 model but will be more stylish and sleeker. According to some reports, 2019 Audi Q8 will have a length of 197 inches.
Audi Q8 2019 Interior design
The interior design of the recently developed model should offer Audi elegance in full shine. Also, compared to the Q7 model, this one will be definitely more luxurious from the inside. There is going to be so many soft-touch materials such as aluminum, wood, leather and carbon fiber. The mix of Nappa leather and Nubuk leather, both in pastel silver should be standard upholstery materials, seats definitely. Latest rumors suggest that the dashboard will be the same as in the Q7 model which is we think excellent move. It contains 12.3 inches TFT screen(full HD resolution) with Audi virtual cockpit feature. We can expect new MMI system at the center, which will be in charge for the next-gen infotainment system. Just below there is third display for climate control, seat heating, and some other stuff in the cabin… Also, there will be three-dimensional display for power meter and speedometer.
Considering that this is more couple like a vehicle, we expect the five-passenger capacity, but some rumors also suggest that we can expect seven-passenger capacity. We will find out soon.
Engine and Performance
Underneath the hood, the resulting model will be powered by few gasoline, diesel, and hybrid engines. This is also not confirmed yet, and as soon as we receive official info from Audi, we will update our review.
So, rumors suggest that we can expect 2.0L TFSI, 4-cylinder engine that will be capable of pulling 252 hp and 272 lb-ft of torque. Also, there is going to be a 3.0L TFSI V6 engine that could have 333 ponies and 368 lb-ft of torque.
On the diesel side, we can anticipate a 3.0 L, TDI rated at 272 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque as well as a turbo diesel V6 with a max power output of 218 ponies and 369 lb-ft of torque.
Finally, new 2019 Audi Q8 hybrid will probably be the combination of the strong 3.0 TFSI (333 hp) and electric motor with 134 hp and 243.4 lb-ft of torque. Both engine together makes fantastic 442 hp and torque of 516.3 lb-ft. From 0-60 mph this beast accelerates for only 5.4 sec, with the maximum speed of 155 mph or 250 km/h. But wait that’s not all, such power and acceleration have incredibly small fuel consumption, only 2.3 l/100 km or 102.3 mpg(US), nice from Audi. The future battery will have 104 cells and capacity of 17.9 kWh, this gives to SUV all-electric range of 37 miles or 60 km. Furthermore, together with the V6 engine, it gives the range of fantastic 1000 km or 620 miles, what else can you wish. Charging to full capacity is about 2.5 hours with 7.2 kW output.
Probably all engines will use an 8-speed automatic transmission Tiptronic system, that will send power to all wheels.
Price and Release date
The release date of the new 2019 Audi Q8 will be probably by the end of 2018. When it comes to prices, the new model will have a starting price of around $66,200.
2019 Audi Q8 concept photos