Life Looks Good From The Driver’s Seat Of The New Audi Q8

Buyers seem fond of so-called SUV Coupes and automakers are more than happy to offer as many choices as possible. Audi‘s proposition in this niche segment is the all-new Q8.

It’s the Ingolstadt-based car firm’s most expensive high-riding vehicle yet, with its closes rivals being the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and BMW X6.

Beneath the fresh sheet metal lies the MLB platform widely used throughout the Volkswagen Group. It forms the basis for every large SUV made by automakers owned by the German automotive giant, from the Volkswagen Touareg to the Lamborghini Urus, Bentley Bentayga, Porsche Cayenne and, of course, the Audi Q7.

Also Watch: First Reviews Of Audi’s New Q8 Are Here: Let’s See If The BMW X6 Should Worry

The Q8 is slightly wider, shorter and lower than the Q7, which, combined with the edgier design, give it a far more dynamic look.

The interior is typical new-age Audi, with a couple of central displays that provide access to most functions of the car and get rid of most buttons, joined by the Virtual Cockpit, a customizable digital instrument cluster. Customers can choose between a variety of leather upholstery and trim inserts – and, of course, a long list of optional extras.

Audi Sport is working on two high-performance versions of the crossover, the RS Q8, which will take on the AMG and M versions of the GLE Coupe and X6 respectively, and the lesser SQ8. Until then, customers will have to settle for the 55 TFSI or 50 TDI versions, depending on where they live.

Audi’s range-topping SUV was subjected to a POV test drive, which highlights some of its features. So, get ready for nearly 14 minutes of Audi Q8 driving and equipment detailing.


  • sidewaysspin

    Pretty soon the steering wheel will be the only thing that makes it look primitive.

    • Astonman

      or cool.

    • TheBelltower

      And the sound of the tractor engine underneath.

  • Craig

    Just how often do Audi owners get lost?

    • ksegg

      Apparently quite a lot.

      I bet you can also mod the HVAC screen to show a THIRD navigation.

      You can’t be too sure, ya know?

      • Craig


  • Honda NSX-R

    Life would look better from the driver’s seat of a new R8 V10 😉

  • Bash

    It does look good, true, i would not be able to tell what Audi it is if they didn’t mention it in the title honestly.

    • botornot387

      Really? It looks quite different than the other SUV offerings, and none of them have a light bar at the back or the angular design.

      • Bash

        Wasn’t talking about the exterior.

  • TheHake

    Saw my first one in Germany over the weekend. It’s a damn good looking car!

  • Sébastien

    Way too much shiny surfaces, glares from dash must be annoying


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