Ever since back in 2012 the rumors about an Audi Q8 started, we have been anxiously waiting for this moment. So, when we saw the new 2018 Audi Q8 being introduced at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, we couldn’t really be more excited. Even though we just saw a concept, the truth is that the production is scheduled to follow soon.
With the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and the BMW X6 as direct competitors, the 2018 Audi Q8 doesn’t have an easy job. However, we believe that while this is a pretty recent class that has been rising the interested of other car manufacturers like Porsche, the 2018 Audi Q8 may be a good option.
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2018 Audi Q8 Release Date
After showing the 2018 Audi Q8 as a concept at the Detroit Motor Show some months ago, Audi confirmed that they will start producing this model in 2018 in its Bratislava factory.
2018 Audi Q8 Price
The starting price of the new 2018 Audi Q8 should be around $76,950.
2018 Audi Q8 Redesign and Changes
One of the things that immediately caught your attention on the new 2018 Audi Q8 is its squat stance, its sporty sloping roofline, and its imposing size.
On the front, it will feature a beautiful elongated octagonal chrome grille which is flanked by two Matrix LED headlights. The lower bumper will be contrasting with a black trim.
We are also waiting to see if the new 2018 Audi Q8 will include a version with a moveable roof. There are more and more people wanting to see this feature included and the rumors are pointing this way.
If we could resume the 2018 Audi Q8 design in just a couple of words we would say that it is elegant and overall sophisticated.
2018 Audi Q8 Video
2018 Audi Q8 Specs
Under the hood, you can expect to see the 2018 Audi Q8 come with petrol-hybrid systems in two different outputs. The first one, the entry-level, should be a 3.0-liter V6 engine that should be capable of producing 443 of horsepower. This should be followed with a quick shifting 8-speed automatic gearbox.
The second one should be a more powerful version that should be able to produce about 470 of horsepower.
While you may be only used to see this kind of engines on sports cars, the truth is that they will suit the 2018 Audi Q8 perfectly, especially for motorway cruising.
As a standard, the 2018 Audi Q8 should come with Quattro four-wheel drive as well as it should feature an adaptive air suspension. This will provide you the joy of driving on any road surface without noticing its imperfections.
2018 Audi Q8 Interior
One of the things that you can definitely count on is with a lot of space inside the cabin of the 2018 Audi Q8. It should probably be enough not only for 4 passengers as well as the luggage too.
You will find Audi’s next-generation MMI infotainment system. This new system includes two central screens without any buttons and a minimalistic design, and it should be replacing the traditional dashboard.mounted display. We are also expecting to see Audi’s 12.3 inches Virtual Cockpit screen, that allows you to gesture control some features, included as standard.