The Audi Q8 combines the elegance of a four-door luxury coupé with the practical versatility of a large SUV. Richly equipped, comprehensively connected and tough enough for off-road duty, it is a confident companion for business and leisure. Expressive design with the Singleframe grille and features from the original Audi quattro. Generous, elegant interior, touch operating concept and high-tech navigation: The Audi Q8 is a confident companion for business and leisure.
New presence for the Q family: the exterior design
With the imposing Singleframe grille in octagonal design, the Audi Q8 is the face of the Q family. The brawny radiator grille stands upright and, together with the spoiler that has been drawn toward the front and the large, highly contoured air inlets, emphasizes the self-confident look. The elegantly sloping roofline terminates in gently inclined D-pillars and rests against the quattro blisters above the wheel arches, which house up to 22-inch wheels. A light strip connects the units at the rear.
Sporty driving experience: driving dynamics and motor
The purely mechanical center differential transfers the forces to the front axle and rear axle at a ratio of 40:60 as standard. When required, it transfers the majority to the axle with the better traction.Besides the standard progressive steering, whose steering ratio becomes increasingly direct the further the steering wheel is turned, Audi also offers the option of all-wheel steering. It can turn the rear wheels as much as 5 degrees – counter to the direction of the turn at low speeds to increase agility and at higher speeds in the direction of the turn for better stability. All drive systems are particularly efficient thanks to the new mild hybrid technology (MHEV).
On the Irish market, the Audi Q8 comes standard with the top-of-the-line infotainment system, MMI navigation plus. It includes the Audi connect data transfer module with the LTE Advanced standard and a Wi-Fi hotspot. The online services from Audi connect add predictive features to the route planning process. In addition to all this, the natural language voice control turns the Audi Q8 into an intelligent dialog partner.
In the dark, the optional contour light traces the distinctive design lines of the interior and provides backlight for the three dimensionally lasered quattro badge above the glove compartment – an example for the love of detail at Audi.
Versatile and elegant: the space concept
The Audi Q8 radiates sporty dynamism and noble prestige. The three rear seats can be moved longitudinally as desired. When their backrests are folded down, the luggage compartment under the electrically operated tailgate holds up to 1,755 litres.
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