2017 Audi Q8 – a king of crossovers


The management of the German company Audi has adopted a positive decision to give the green light to a completely new flagship crossover project that named 2017 AUDI Q8.

2017 Audi Q8 release date

On the world automotive stage, the German novelty will appear in 2017. Note that in the coming years we can expect several new products from German manufacturer.

Release date: mid-2017

According to popular automotive agency, the German brand plans to start production of models Q1, Q2, Q4, Q6, along with existing vehicles Q3, Q5 and Q7.

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2017 Audi Q8 design

In our humble opinion, the star of the Audi Q family will unquestionably become a large, luxury SUV Q8. New Audi Q8 to become not only the flagship. According to many experts, the German novelty able to take the throne of the cars with four rings on the grille! It is possible that the new crossover SUV will become the leader in the division. It is expected that the Audi Q8 will receive a comfortable, five-meter body, and maybe more.

Note that the auto publication refers to an interview with the boss of the German company Audi. During the conversation, Rupert Stadler said that the design of the new flagship SUV will not be similar to any brand model. On the style of the new working group of experts that will try to create a completely new car, unlike the Q7 second generation.

2017 Audi Q8 exterior

In the official report of the German auto giant said that the new flagship Audi Q8 will get a sports front bumper, smaller windows and a more angled steel bars of the roof. In short, the Audi Company is going to release a new model Q8, which will compete with such cars as BMW X6, Mercedes Benz MLC and RangeRover Sport. Let’s not forget, on the eve it became known that Porsche is preparing a similar model based on an existing SUV Cayenne.

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2017 Audi Q8 engines specs

According to the German automobile magazines, the new flagship SUV Audi Q8 will get a varied range of gasoline and diesel V6 and V8 power plants. Don’t rule out the possibility that the market will be all-electric version of the new items that will be able to provide decent resistance to the Model X electric car of Tesla company. In addition, Audi will roll out the “charged” version of the 2017 AUDI Q8, which will receive a prefix in the name – RS. The “heart” of this monster will be a 4-liter forced induction twin-turbo V8 engine.

The basis of 2017 Audi Q8 will be the newest modular MLB Evo platform, which will ensure the total mass of a large vehicle is not exceeded 2000 kg. Most likely, many elements of the architecture will make from aluminum, reinforced plastic (CFRP), carbon fiber and high strength steel. Again, the world debut of the latest Audi Q8 to be held in 2017.

The concept car as the power plant used a hybrid system with a 3.0-liter supercharged V6, 8-speed automatic and the electric motor. Total output – 443 hp and 516 ft lb.

In theory, a car spends only 2.3 liters per 100 kilometers (above 100 mpg) and can travel up to 60 km (37.2 mi) in all-electric mode. In view of these figures the range of the car could be nearly 1000 km (620 miles).

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2017 Audi Q8 pricing

The price of the new car will be about 50 000 British pounds. Its 85 000 USD or 61 000 euros. Moreover, the cost of the “charged” version Audi Q8 RS may exceed 90,000 pounds (152 400 USD/109 500 EUR). In short, we are waiting for is the flagship that will have a high price.

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