2019 Audi Q8 All New Model
Audi has finally confirmed that the long-awaited Q8 is scheduled to arrive for the 2019 model year. This brand new model will actually come as Audi’s response to the BMW and Mercedes-Benz coupe-like crossovers. The 2019 Audi Q8 will be a sleeker version of the latest Q7 seven-seat SUV. It’s interesting to note that the upcoming Q8 will make its debut a decade after the segment was basically invented by the BMW X6.
2019 Audi Q8 Features
Even though the 2019 Audi Q8 should come as a sportier version of the Q7, it is expected to feature a distinctive exterior design. According to official sources, the new Q7 will be the last Audi to adopt the brand’s current design language. Some reports claim that the Q8 is very likely to borrow its styling cues from the Prologue concept. In other words, expect to see a larger grille, sharper lines, thinner headlights and a coupe-like roof, naturally. The new model will be based on Volkswagen’s new MLB Evo platform, stretching more than 197 inches (five meters) in length.
As for the interior design, the 2019 Audi Q8 will take most of the styling cues from the A8 sedan including its lush leather upholstery and aluminum accents. Now, the technology applied underneath its skin will be borrowed mostly from the Q7 SUV.
2019 Audi Q8 Engine Range
The 2019 Audi Q8 will host a range of Audi’s tested V6 and V8 engines. Its engine lineup is most likely to include 3.0-liter and 4.0-liter TFSI powertrains, while the diesel option will probably come in the form of a 3.0-liter TDI. For those who opt for the most efficient models, there will be a plug-in hybrid version as well. Rumor has it that this gas-electric system will be able to rival the one found in the new Tesla X Model. When it comes to the likely transmission, we expect to see a ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic.
2019 Audi Q8 Price
According to unnamed sources, the 2019 Audi Q8’s pricing is expected to start slightly higher than the Q7’s €61,000. Of course, more detailed information is expected to surface in the following months.