Audi has revealed its new flagship SUV, according to the Q8. You are welcome to the Audi SQ8 TDI. It debuts the world’s best diesel engine for that current production SUV.
Yep, the best. In the bonnet you’ll discover a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 diesel engine that churns out a remarkable 320kW including a monstrous 900Nm. This is certainly sent by using a eight-speed auto transmission and to a permanent quattro all-wheel drive system. The engine also incorporates 48V mild-hybrid technology.
Out on the tarmac the fresh beast conquers 0-100km/h within a claimed 4.8 seconds, while the top speed is electronically confined to 250km/h. These figures help it become among the many quickest vehicles during the large SUV segment, and of course to get a diesel.
As through out the SQ8, this is often Audi’s performance version of the Q8, which is pitched as something associated with a coupe-style SUV. We were treated to a preview than me with the Audi Q8 Sport Concept in 2019. At the front end it’s impossible to miss the massive new vertical-slat grille with a traditional matt silver surround.
There’s a variety unique front and back bumper bars which include colour-coded under protection sections, in addition to a set of 21-inch alloy wheels or optional 22-inch products which sit within specially-bolstered wheel arches. A black rear diffuser and quad-outlet exhausts finish the back.
As you’d expect, the medial is stunning and it’s jam-packed with crisp technologies and digital displays. Two large touch-screens with haptic and acoustic feedback sit on the dash fascia, offering advanced sat-nav with Car-to-X services, alongside LTE connectivity and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality. The motorist views a completely digital and configurable instrument cluster.
Passengers are cradled in exquisite sports seats with S embossing, and held along with contrast stitching. Massage and climate functions can be bought being an decision for additional comfort. Some brushed aluminium inlays coupled with carbon fibre or oak trimmings complete the package.
Audi Australia confirms the SQ8 TDI is scheduled to land in local showrooms in the first 50 % of 2020. Prices and final local specs is going to be announced more detailed launch.