The brand-new Q8 from Audi is one of the latest additions to the coupe-SUV range. With a robust silhouette and sporty surfaces, the Q8 achieves an elegant yet powerful personality, with brilliant performance attributed to its permanent all-wheel drive.
Quattro technology is most prominent in the Audi Q8. This mechanical centre differential allows for forces from the front and rear axles to transfer on a 40:60 ratio, providing all-wheel drive. The performance of the Q8 is also enhanced by the mostly aluminium five-link front and rear suspension system, providing the driver with more accurate handling.
Sharing a single frame grille that harks back to the the original Audi quattro, the Audi Q8 uses a design that takes inspiration from a coupe, with a flat rear window and compact proportions. The single frame grille on the Q8 is not the only characteristic that can be attributed to the new Audi design language; the black high-gloss integrated light strip can be found on the tailgate, stretching across the rear lights. Other key characteristics of the Audi Q8 include a low roofline and long length, cementing the dominant and sporty character of this coupe-SUV.
The MMI touch response display found on the central console implements a black-panel look making it fade into a black surface when not in use, allowing for a simple instrument cluster. The smooth lines of the narrow dashboard emphasises the width of the Q8, with a long wrap around arch that runs from the front doors to the dashboard.
By default, the Audi Q8 is equipped with HD matrix LED headlights that feature an exciting animated turn signal on the front and rear, as well as a dynamic light show when you unlock or lock the vehicle. Various lighting functions will also become available with the myAudi app, allowing you to remotely control the lights of the Q8 and experience the exceptional lighting of the Q8 for yourself.
The Audi Q8 includes dual touchscreens to allow you to effortlessly control the many functions of the Q8. One of these screens is latest edition of the MMI Navigation Plus, a 10.1" upper display which is the main screen used to control the infotainment system. Below that, an 8.6" screen can be found which is used for secondary controls such as climate control. That's not all, behind the steering wheel is a new 12.3" Virtual Cockpit instrument cluster.
Furthermore, the Q8 will also implement light-hybrid technology allowing for enhanced acceleration, stop-start and coasting when travelling at certain speeds.
In order to help ease and simplify the driving experience, upon launch the Audi Q8 will be available with up to 39 driver assistance systems in different packs. 23 individual sensors throughout the vehicle will operate the various systems such as Tour Assist which incorporates adaptive cruise control with lane keep and speed limit adjustment. Another driver assistance system is Park Plus Assist, which can warn you when you are hazardously close to an obstacle. Whereas Emergency Assist will monitor the alertness of the driver, where if it detects that the user has become dormant the system will be able to stop the vehicle from moving in its own lane.