2018 Audi Q8 Drops Flashy Concept Parts And Poses As A Production Model

Audi’s Detroit Auto Show Q8 crossover is one of those typical studies that closely mirror the production model adding a bit of motor show flair to spark some buzz around them.


More often than not, it doesn’t take much imagination to visualize a more realistic version of these concepts and such is the case with Ingolstadt’s premium coupe-crossover.

By changing the appearance of the headlights, and toning down the grille, side mirror casings, and wheels, X-Tomi has taken the show car a lot closer to its production brethren, which will sit atop of the current Q7 in Audi’s range.

The Q8 will go after the already established BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, though it will be longer and wider than both. 

Planned for a release sometime in 2018, the rakish Q8 will share its mechanical package with the latest Q7, offering a broad lineup of gasoline, diesel and hybrid powertrains.

While an RS version shouldn’t be completely out of the question, for now, we’ve only heard plans for an SQ8 that will utilize the same 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 diesel engine found in the SQ7, which accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 5 seconds.

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  • 0xdkx0

    Boring design, useless and over priced car.

    • baofe

      Well no because this is just some shitty render and we don’t know how the production model will actually look like. It will undoubtedly have quattro which is the opposite of useless. And I believe Audi will price this car right in line with competitors. If you cannot afford it than that seems like your problem not Audi’s.

      • MultiKdizzle

        The production model will look even more conservative than this.

        I guarantee it.

      • Tumbi Mtika

        Stop trying to be optimistic.

        • baofe

          Not trying to be optimistic, I just don’t like it when people bitch about a car that isn’t even out yet.

          • Tumbi Mtika

            Fair enough.

      • BGM

        There shouldn’t be a production model to begin with!

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Unrealistic render. It still looks marginally interesting.

  • xDRAN0x

    They need a test mule for that Lamborghini SUV

  • Bash

    I thought I read somewhere that they are going green with the Q8! lol

  • Sjaak

    Help…. it became a Tonka

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