Audi is launching the Q series and the next in line is the 2018 Audi Q8. Since the main competition in these types of cars is BMW, the 2018 versions have a new outlook as well as upgraded interior features. Speculations have it that it will be smaller in height but wider, when compared to previous models, to give the composed and official look that the manufacturer wants.
2018 Audi Q8 – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design
Most of the exterior features resemble the Q7 version although there are a few significant changes. The front and rear grilles are much shorter to suit the beefy look of the vehicle. The streamline shape remains intact with newly shaped edges. In terms of profiling, the Q8 has a lower profile to perhaps impact on its Center of Gravity.
The first speculation is use of a five-seater interior setting with the comfortable bucket seats. The reduction in seating increases the interior space and promotes the design of the vehicle. As for the finish work, wood trims and aluminum will define the suitable seat cover colors that you can choose. The dashboard and center stack resembles the Q7 versions in terms of installments and technology.
Most of the features in the Q8 have monitors and detectors, including the special headlamps. In addition to this, collision, engine monitors, head airbags, stability and traction safety systems are all active to assure safety of occupants. Other upcoming safety inclusions may also be part of this 2018 model.
2018 Audi Q8 – Engine and Performance
All engines used will be petrol-powered just like in the previous versions. However, for 2018 Audi Q8 the engine might be smaller but more powerful. A direct injection engine with an option of either V6 or inline four, will define between the different variations of the model. For the V6 powered engines, the vehicles will have a power of over 330hp while the inline four engines produce an average of 270hp. The torque ranges from 270 to 325 lb-ft of torque, for the V6 and inline four engines, respectively.
The performance of the Audi Q8 2018 depends on both the engine versus the average weight. For the hybrid versions, the 3.0L engine is both fuel-efficient and adequate to accelerate the vehicle to an average of over 60mph in less than 8 seconds. The inline four engines have a fuel displacement of 2.0L making it a better choice for the middle class population.
2018 Audi Q8 – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
The price ranges of the 2018 Audi Q8 should range in the Q7 pricing range especially due to the less transformation the 2018 version has. On average, the price will be at least $58,000 although they will differ between the model varieties.
As for the launching dates, the 2018 Audi Q8 should be available in the market before mid-2018. This is with regard to the timely launches that Audi has had the previous models.
The Q series of Audi have been surprising in various aspects. As for the 2018 Q8, the latest technology and official outlook might be the most remarkable. As it has been custom, buyers will pay handsomely for these Audi models.