Audi India launches its new flagship SUV Coupe: Audi Q8

The Audi Q8 is only available with the petrol engine. It comes with a 3-liter TFSI engine which produces a horsepower of 340. Q8 is compliant with the BS6 emission norms as well. The car can produce a peak torque of 500 Nm and accelerates from 0-100 kmph in only 5.9 seconds. The Top speed of the SUV has been rated at 250 kmph. The engine of the car has been mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that does the job of sending the power to all the four wheels via the Quattro all-wheel-drive system.

It also has a 48-volt main electrical system and has a lithium-ion battery as well as a belt alte
ator starter. During the braking, the car can easily recover up to 12kW of power and feeds it back to the car battery.

Coming to the interiors of the Q8, the cabin of the car is futuristic offering all the latest features. Some of these features include the customized contour seats with the massage function as well as ventilation, four-zone climate control, and the air quality package along with fragrance and ionizer. You will find two big displays on the dashboard of the car. The top one is a 10.1-inch unit that basically controls the navigation and the infotainment system. While the bottom one is an 8.6-inch unit displaying the heating and air-con info. The car also has Audi's virtual cockpit that is a 12.3-inch high-resolution display screen. It can be switched between two views through the multi-function steering wheel.

All of these features give the interiors of the car a minimalist and a mode

The Audi Q8 comes with a feature known as a  'natural language voice control'. This feature aims to help the driver to put their commands easily. Audi is offering the 'myAudi' connect services in the Q8 model that aims to provide online connectivity for its customers.

The Q8 SUV also has features including ambient lighting, connected car tech, four-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, cruise control, powered front seats, and a Bang and Olufsen sound system. The car has the latest safety features including 8 airbags, ABS with EBD, a 360-degree camera, a tyre pressure monitor, lane departure wa
ing, electronic stability control, and front and rear parking sensors. 

The Q8 will be imported to India as a CBU (Complete Built-Up) car from the manufacturing facility of Audi in Germany and has been facing competition against the Range Rover Sport, Porsche Cayenne Coupe, BMW X6 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. The Bookings for the Q8 are now open.

The 2020 Audi Q8 is the new flagship SUV car from the Audi India. The Audi Q8 has been offered only as of the 55 TFSI petrol variant.

Audi India has successfully launched its flagship SUV car in the Indian market, the Audi Q8. The SUV has been priced at Rs. 1.33 crore (ex-showroom price). The Audi Q8 is wider, shorter and lower than the Audi Q7 model. The Q8 SUV has an imposing look because of its single-frame octagonal design. This look is what makes it the face of the Audi Q family. 

Mr Balbir Singh Dhillon, the Head at Audi India said at the launch of the Car, "We are entering into a new segment with the Audi Q8. The year 2020 is an important year for Audi India, as we are launching our new BS-VI product portfolio. The Audi Q8 is an important part of our strategy to strengthen the company's presence in India under the goals of Strategy 2025."

The car has a brawny radiator grille upfront and along with the spoiler (that is drawn towards the front side), frameless doors, flared wheel arches and the large, contoured air inlets are the reason behind the Sophisticated look of the Audi Q8 SUV. It has a sloping roofline that ends at the slightly inclined D-pillars.

The Audi Q8 has 20-inch alloy wheels with an option of getting 21-inch alloy wheels as well. At the same time, the ground clearance of the car is 254 mm. The car performs well even off-road because of the presence of short overhangs and Quattro all-wheel drive. Along with this, the suspension of the car and the damper control puts emphasis on the impressive off-road capability of the car.

Audi in India offers the adaptive air suspension that comes with the controlled damping that helps for the comfort or sport setup. Also, it can easily adjust the ride height which depends on the driving situation by about 90 mm.

The Audi Q8 has the ultimate HD matrix LED headlamp technology and at the same time, it also has a very good looking three-dimensional signature LED DRLs. There is a  light strip that connects the tail lamps and gives the car a look like that of the Porsche Cayenne. 

Interestingly, Audi comes with the option of customization. Audi Q8 customers can buy the car in as many as 54 exterior color options to choose from, as well as 11 interior trims and 9 Wooden inlay options.

Some of the color options for the Audi Q8 includes the following: Cobra Beige Metallic, Argus Brown Metallic, Barrique Brown Metallic, Vicuna Beige Metallic, Floret Silver Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Galaxy Blue Metallic, Dragon Orange Metallic, Samurai Gray Metallic, Orca Black Metallic, Matador Red Metallic, Navarra Blue Metallic

Engine Specifications of the All-new Audi Q8:

Engine Type: V6 Gasoline

Displacement (CC): 2995 CC

No Of Cylinder: 4

Power: 340 bhp@5000-6400 rpm

Torque: 500 Nm@1370-4500 rpm

Drive Train: 4WD

Emission: BS-VI

Fuel Tank Capacity: 85.0 liters

No. of gears: Automatic

Clutch Type: Hydraulic Torque Converter With Lock-up Clutch

Weight and Dimensions of the Audi Q8:

Length: 5052 mm

Width: 1968 mm

Height: 1740 mm

Wheelbase: 2994 mm

Ground Clearance: 200 mm

Kerb Weight: 2115 Kg

Gross Weight: 2830 Kg

No. Of Doors: 5

Seating Capacity: 7

Wheel and tyre specifications of the Audi Q8:

Wheel Type: Cast Alloy Wheels

Tyre Type: Collapsible Spare Tire

Front Tyre Size: 255 / 55 R19

Rear Tyre Size: 255 / 55 R19

Braking and Suspension of the Audi Q8:

Front Brake Type: Disc

Rear Brake Type: Disc

Front Suspension: Adaptive Air Suspension

Rear Suspension: Adaptive Air Suspension

Steering and Performance of the Audi Q8:

Power Steering: Yes

Steering Type: Electric Steering

Adjustable Power Steering: Yes

Performance 0 To 100 Kmph: 5.6 seconds

Max Speed: 25

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