The 2019 Audi SQ8 has just introduced by Audi automaker in the SUV coupe model as one of the lineup with Q7 of the brand. The Q8 has the well-sorted chassis that we expect in a modern Audi: the air springs improve driving comfort and steering the rear wheels improves maneuverability. A V-6 turbo delivers fuel and a sportier SQ8 variant is also expected. A technological power, displaying the virtual cockpit gauge of the Audi Q8 sport and a large number of active safety features.
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However, the caught model is still a vehicle that comes from an early development phase. Therefore, the changes to the production model are only marginally apparent. However, it is obvious that the SQ8 comes with a significant lowering.
Of course, the sporty SUV is also upgraded a bit visually. The grill with dark struts and a more aggressive front apron will enhance the 2019 Audi SQ8, even in the rear view, the sporty SUV coupe as such can be seen quickly. The modified diffuser has double exhaust pipes. The wheel arches are lined with large light-alloy wheels, which barely obscure the enlarged brake system with the Audi Sport logo on the calipers. The chassis of the SQ8 should also be significantly tighter.
2019 Audi SQ8 Engine Specs
Under the hood, Audi Sport installed the 435-hp four-liter V8 TDI, which brings it to 900 Nm of torque. The engine is well known from the Audi SQ7. For the quite relevant markets in China and the US, however, the diesel V8 is a no-go. Here, the Ingolstadt put on a hefty plug-in hybrid, consisting of an electric motor and the three-liter V6 gasoline engine. This powertrain lends itself to the 2019 Audi SQ8 of the Audi A8 L E-tron. There the system makes 449 hp and 700 Nm.
2019 Audi SQ8 Release Date, Price
The price for the 2019 Audi SQ8, which is unleashed on competitors such as the BMW X6 M50d or the Mercedes-AMG GLE 43, should start at around $100,000. The Q8 50 TDI is from 76,000 euros in the price list, the Q8 45 TDI costs less than $70,000. The new vehicle is expected to be on the market at the late of this year and early of next year.