Premiere flagship crossover Audi Q8 RS – new “inherited” moderate hybrid powertrain and interior from models RS6/RS7 and distinguished special sports chassis tuning. RS Q8 is expected to become the fastest SUV Audi: the first hundred coupe sprints in 3.8 seconds – 0.1 faster than the current Cayenne Turbo.
Externally, the most powerful “ku-eighth” is an aggressive radiator grille with enlarged air intake, original bumpers with gray, black or carbon fiber inserts, developed diffuser, a huge 22 – or 23-inch wheels, red brake calipers increased size and brand exhaust RS-series with two divorced at the edges of the nozzles. In addition, the novelty can be distinguished by the decoration – badge and colour mirrors. Matrix headlights – an option.
Technical stuffing of the RS Q8 is familiar on current RS6 wagon and RS7 liftback under the hood, the same four-liter engine V8 with double supercharging, working in conjunction with a 48-volt starter-generator and vosmidiapazonnym “automatic”. The peak impact of the hybrid system – 600 horsepower and 800 Nm of torque.
Acceleration from standstill to 100 kilometers per hour from RS Q8 is 3.8 seconds – the same amount spent on initial spurt of new 625-horsepower crossover BMW X6 M Competition or 680-horsepower hybrid Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid. Lamborghini Urus faster – acceleration from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour takes 3.6 seconds.
Chassis familiar diesel crossovers SQ7 and SQ8: air suspension to adjust ground clearance in the range of 90 millimeters, the basic package includes polnopravnym chassis with the ability to steer the rear wheels by five degrees and active Electromechanical stabilizers. The surcharge can be equipped with RS Q8 carbon-ceramic brakes and active rear differential.
The interior of the RS Q8 is different from the RS6 saloon only design of the Central tunnel, seats and door cards. The instrument panel is digital, displayed on a 12.3-inch display, multimedia system and climate control are controlled by the two screens 10.1 inch at the top and 8.6-inch at the knees. The basic package includes sport seats, but for a fee, the crossover can be equipped with multicontour seats with ventilation.
Prices for the Audi RS Q8 yet to be announced. Sales model in Europe and the United States will begin in the first half of 2020.