The new range-topping Audi SUV will soon join the world’s market and it is the upcoming 2020 Audi Q8. The 2020 Audi Q8 will use the same architecture as the current model but it should be slightly revised inside and out. As well, we can also expect some new engine options and the new high-performance RS Q8 version.
Engine and performance of the 2020 Audi Q8
Under the hood of the 2020 Audi Q8 will be placed the same engine which powers the current model. And it is a 3.0-liter V-6 turbocharged engine which will work with an 8-speed automatic transmission. It will be able to deliver 335 horses and 369 pound-feet of torque. Furthermore, the all-wheel drive unit will be standard like before so as the adaptive steel suspension. This engine will be able to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.6 seconds. When it comes to fuel economy, it will be rated at 17 mpg in the city, 22 mpg on the highway, and 19 mpg combined.
On the other hand, the carmaker is also planning to reveal the plug-in hybrid version for the first time. And it will most likely be a 3.0-liter V-6 turbocharged engine combined with an electric motor. So, the total output of this engine will be 442 horses and 516 pound-feet of torque. As well, the strongest engine will be found in the RS Q8 model and it will get a 4.0-liter V-8 twin-turbocharged engine which can make 429 hp and the torque of 663 lb-ft.
The exterior and interior design of the 2020 Audi Q8
Since, the Q8 have similar proportions to the Q7, these models will also share the same platform and it is the Volkswagen Group’s MLB architecture. So, the 2020 Audi Q8 will use the same platform as the current model and in terms of external design, it will feature a sporty profile with a pronounced front fascia, wide grille and angular headlights. However, the headlights will get the teardrop motif which has been first used on the A4 sedan model.
Like the previous model, the 2020 Audi Q8 will be very cozy, luxurious, and equipped with top-notch technology. However, it will offer only two rows of seats which will be supportive, spacious, and comfortable. Furthermore, the materials used in its design will be of high quality.
The equipment of the 2020 Audi Q8
The 2020 Audi Q8 will come standard with a 10.1-inch toucscreen for the infotainment system, 20-inch wheels, a 12.3-inch digital cluster, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, Bluetooth, USB port, active safety features, and a panoramic sunroof. Furthermore, the higher trim levels will get larger 22-inch wheels, leather dashboard, matrix headlights, a head-up display, active lane control, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, premium audio system, a surround-view camera, four-zone climate control, and many other items.
Release date and price of the 2020 Audi Q8
The newest 2020 Audi Q8 should arrive in following months. However, there is still no information about its price, but we assume that it will start at around $67,500.