The popular German automaker has been finally unveiled the new model 2019 Audi Q8 SUV that will compete with the best models on the market like BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. It has been past six years after the company trademarked the Q8 in late 2012.
The new SUV comes with a very modern and attractive design and it possesses the latest technology available on the market. Also, the safety of the car is great and the model will be offered with many features that will make it one of the safest.
2019 Audi Q8 exterior is sporty and unique
After the huge success of the concept Q8 model that is introduced for the first time to the public in 2017 Detroit Auto Show, the company is going to release the new 2019 Audi Q8 in coming months. The front end of the SUV looks unique, sporty and aggressive with the traditional single-frame grille.
Furthermore, the beautifully crafted chrome bezels extend toward the headlamp and fog lamps. Also, the grills vertical and horizontal slats will be finished with chrome material and there is some use of black paint. The lower bumper will come with big vents that are placed on the sides of the vehicle and the massive and attractive hood completes the look.
The newest technology will be imported into the headlamps feature LED technology. This technology comes as standard, while the Matrix LEDs are available as optional on higher trims. However, the buyers of this futuristic SUV will be able to use the new Audi app on their smartphones that will activate various lighting functions.
The newest 2019 Audi Q8 comes with massive 22-inch alloy wheels and 10-inch ground clearance gives this SUV great stability. The rear fascia is like the front very unique and stylish. The taillights possess also the newest LED and the horizontal light bar runs the entire width of the tailgate and gives futuristic look.
The 2019 Audi Q8 is shorter, wider, and lower than the Q7 model. When we speak about measures, it is 16.4 feet long, 6.6 feet wide, and 5.6 feet tall.
2019 Audi Q8 interior
Needless to say, the interior of the 2019 Audi Q8 is the most futuristic that we have seen in many years. However, if we look at the current Q7 SUV we will see some cues implanted in the Q8. The comfort of this SUV is high thanks to the seats wrapped in fine leather with massage and ventilation functions.
As we already said at the beginning, the newest technology is in and the Q8 will get two MMI touch system screen. The first one is 10.1-inch that sits on the center stack and another one that is little smaller 8.6-inch screen is above the center console. Also, the instrumental table or also called virtual cockpit is fully digital and it measures 12.3 inches. This screen will display navigation and drivetrain information as fuel consumption.
The blue ambient lighting is also there and it looks great and gives a high dose of luxurious. However, features like four-zone climate control and Audi Connect key comes as an optional and Wi-Fi hotspot, navigation system as standard. Thanks to the electric stability control, lane assist, cruise control, rear view camera this model is one of the safest in the world.
As for the luggage room the 2019 Audi Q8 has up to 62 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. Just for the comparison, this is around 10 more cubic feet than model X6.
2019 Audi Q8 engine specifications
The Audi manufacturer is yet to announcements what engine will be under the hood of the new 2019 Audi Q8 model. However, there is a rumor that this model will get similar powertrain that is under the hood of the Q7 model. There are a few engines on the table. The first one is 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that will crank output of 252 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque.
The next one on the list will be much stronger version 3.0-liter V-6 that will be able to deliver 333 horses and 325 pound-feet of torque. This is the most powerful engine in the line of Audi. As for the diesel one, we expect 3.0-liter TDI in this year model. This engine can make 272 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. Also, the second one in the diesel line is the turbo-diesel V6. This one will drop 218 HP and 369 pound-feet of torque.
2019 Audi Q8 E-Tron model
There is also information that the company is working on the new 2019 Audi E-Tron model. As we know the manufacturer will add 3.0-liter TDI engine in this one. It will be integrated with the electric motor and eight-speed automatic transmission. Furthermore, this combination delivers 373 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.
The new technology is implanted to this SUV and it comes with 48-volt system incorporates a lithium-ion battery and a belt alternator starter. With breaking this system can recover 12 kW of power. With the full battery, it can range around 40 miles on electric only. However, the Q7 comes with little less range of 35 miles.
2019 Audi Q8 MSRP and production
The pricing information is not yet available by the officials. However, from some speculations, the new Q8 will cost little more than Q7 model which retails from $51,000.
The rumors have that the Q8 will likely cost around $60,000. This price is $3000 less than its main rival model BMW X6. Also, it will compete with Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. The Q8 will debut at the beginning of 2019.