It will go on sale in Q3 2018, when buyers will have to settle for one of two engines, a 340 PS (335 hp / 250 kW) petrol unit for the 55 TFSI and a 286 PS (282 hp / 210 kW) diesel for the 50 TDI.
Audi will eventually expand the powertrain family with the 45 TDI that’s expected next year with 231 PS (228 hp / kW), but the most anticipated model is the RS Q8.
In development for quite some time now, it will take on the BMW X6 M and Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupe with a more aggressive body kit, interior upgrades and a sportier chassis.
Audi’s ultra fast coupe SUV was recently spied testing at the Nurburgring, with camouflage trying to keep the bodywork upgrades a secret. But it was that V8 growl we were mostly interested in, so get ready to spend more than 4 minutes of quality time with this prototype as it’s being put through its paces.