New Audi Q8 Sounds Awfully Quiet On The Nurburgring

Audi is getting ready to put an end to the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe segment domination by working on their very own “SAV” or coupe crossover, dubbed the Q8.

Caught on the Nurburgring, this prototype continues to keep its camo vinyl wraps on almost its entire body, unlike the one scooped last month that was more eager to reveal some of its lines, most of which come from the Q8 Concept shown in Detroit earlier this year.

But while its exterior is inspired by the show car, inside, the new Audi Q8 resembles to the latest A8 flagship saloon, as it benefits from the same pair of touchscreen displays. The rest of the cabin is adorned with aluminum glossy black trims, and we also expect plenty of soft touch materials, meant to elevate its premium stance.

Audi’s MLB platform is the foundation stone for the new sports crossover, which uses aluminum and carbon fiber, and allows it to get a variety of powertrains. The rumor-mill has it adopting the tri-turbo 4.0-liter V8 diesel engine from the SQ7, a 48-volt PHEV making almost 470hp in the SQ8, and a twin-turbo V8 gasoline-powered unit that’s expected to be used in the RS version.

The automaker continues to keep the official reveal date close to its chest, but it’s expected to come out sometime next year, as a 2019MY.

VIDEO

  • LWOAP

    A lot of cars are quiet these days.

  • neil

    Was that a Jaguar i-Pace following the Q8 at 0:27?

All-New 2019 Ford Focus ST Breaks Cover With 280 PS 2.3L EcoBoost

A 2.0-liter turbo diesel making 190 PS is also available.

Trucker Masterfully Steers Clear Of Three-Car Collision In Australia

The impact was so fierce, the engine of the silver sedan detached and flew over the barrier.

Canadian Gets A Big Assman Decal On His Pickup – And It’s NOT What You Think

It’s actually the man’s surname, but it’s listed as one of the names banned by the Saskatchewan Government Insurance.

Top 5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 Porsche Macan

The facelifted Macan brings enhanced styling, a new infotainment system and a revised 2.0-liter turbo four.

2019 Kia Cerato/Forte Hatch Is A Good Buy – But Can It Excite You?

The all-new Kia Cerato offers good value for money and a very decent ride, so it should be enough for most.

This Man Bought A Rolls-Royce Phantom For $80K, So How Did It Turn Out?

Instead of a brand-new Lincoln Navigator, you can get a modern Rolls – if you’re brave enough.

2019 Geneva Motor Show A-To-Z Of All New Cars And Concepts

A round up of all the production and concept cars debuting at the Geneva Motor Show.

Thank God We’ll Never See An Urus-Based Pickup Truck. Right Lambo?

Lamborghini has made an SUV, but won’t build a pickup – or at least we hope so.

Mother And Kids Almost Hit By Car Braking In The Snow

This incident in Canada could have been much worse if the car hadn’t come to a stop in time.

BMW M850i Vs. Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe Drag Race: Davai!*

The M850i and S63 Coupe go head-to-head in Russia – and their race has a clear winner.