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Audi Q8

Audi Q8

Audi Q8
View above the world, driving the world

Exterior design
Travel freely and redefine boundaries

As the flagship SUV under Audi brand, Audi Q8 heralds a new age of SUV with a striking appearance. The muscular body lines convey a strong sense power, while the full-size octagon inlet grille and the tough matrix LED headlight create an unquestionable air of majesty. With the large wheels up to 22’’ and the Sportsback top lines, sportiness is radiated all over.

Front design

The front of Audi Q8 features the design language of the new generation of Audi family. The huge octagon inlet grille with an optional matte platinum ash color scheme perfectly matches the large side inlet grille and the alloy chassis shields that are also provided with the color of matte platinum, together creating a metallic industrial quality. Not only that, a wide variety of full-black colors and materials are available as options. Inside the two side inlet grille structures with a large low-angle composite design, two huge radiator grilles are concealed.

Body design

As the first Audi SUV of Sportsback style, Audi Q8 features an outside length of 5m, a body width of 1.9m, and a wheel base of almost 3m. The slightly dipped top profile proclaims sportiness beyond all doubt. Apart from elegant and dynamic elements, sufficient headroom is provided for passengers on rear seats. The tight and protruding lines, highlighted by the broad silhouette of the body, personify masculinity. The sharp and curved waistlines, bearing a resemblance to biceps, tell stories about power. The segmented waistlines on top of rear wheel arch and the highly inclined part form the inverted triangle area of Audi Q8.

Lighting technology
Go wherever your heart takes you

Light, an essential element of life, a source of mental power. As the leading model in Audi SUV family, Audi Q8 is undoubtedly equipped with the most dazzling lighting technologies, including the HD matrix LED headlight and a superimposed design of dipped beams and high beams. In daytime, the high beam units in the lower part are concealed and merge into the sturdy inlet grille, like eyes of Audi Q8 brimming with radiating vigor. The light source of HD matrix LED headlight of Audi Q8 is divided into several individual units, each being controlled separately depending on the data provided by visual cameras and radars. While on the road, the car prevents the light source from casting beams directly onto oncoming vehicles based on radar scan results. Working in conjunction with the optional night vision system, these lights lead to greatly improved safety during night driving. This, of course, is only the basic function of the HD matrix LED headlight of Audi Q8. Lights going on in sequence can be appreciated by the driver as something of a ceremony. Along with the dynamic direction indication lamps, they fully exhibit the elegance and technical strength of Audi Q8’s lighting system.

Interior design
An agreeable and enjoyable ambience

The design language of the new generation of Audi family speaks for itself with the interior. The T-shape centre console covered by a black piano panel creates the first impression of minimalism. The console, with a slightly oblique angle relative to the driver and other geometrical lines, characterizes a modern industrial style. Rich interior materials are provided as options for Audi Q8. For the declining panel beneath the centre console, elegant solid wood, industrial aluminum alloy, or even sporty carbon fiber can be selected. The doors and the roof are also designed with a great number of choices among Alcantara materials, all intended to create a smooth feel and luxurious air.

Assembly process

Completing an outstanding design through combination of different interior materials is a challenging task. But Audi does more than that. When materials with completely different physical properties are mixed and matched, maintaining satisfactory assembly result irrespective of operation temperature and conditions of the cars is even more daunting. During the tests for over one million kilometers, Audi Q8 has endured various extreme weathers and road conditions, and again proven the much-honored tradition and process of Audi brand.

Brand new MMI system
Reveal the world with a single touch

On board Audi Q8 is the latest generation of MMI system, a dark UI device concealed in the black centre console. The upper 10.1’’ main screen provides stunningly clear and sharp images, while the lower 8’6’’ screen helps manage the air conditioning system. With the newest generation of touch response design, the MMI system provides animated responses to your finger movements on the screen. After sensing a certain pressure at the fingertip of the driver, the system will react promptly by generating a ringing sound and a vibration simultaneously, thereby facilitating easy control and reducing the possibility of operation errors. The redesigned menu structure and system architecture allows the driver to control the car with MMI system more easily.

New generation of Audi virtual cockpit system

The new generation of Audi virtual cockpit system is a distinctive feature on board Audi Q8. What’s working behind the 12.3’’ HD LCD is an intelligent vehicle control system that operates independently while maintaining a high level of interconnection with MMI system. The newly design UI, simple and rich in technical features, works in coordination with the HD displays to enable smooth operations. Whether during sporty driving or a relaxed journey through the city, the virtual cockpit system of Audi Q8 and flexible and adjustable screens, provide a driver with the most intuitive visual experiences. With this and the highly functional MMI system, the driver can view conditions of the car and make adjustments without taking hands off the wheel.

Audio & visual feast both on the road and during rest
Captivating sound effect and soothing atmosphere

With the multiple noise suppression techniques adopted by Audi Q8, a serene environment is maintained in spite of the doors without side frames. Bang & Olufsen, an advanced sound system of a Danish brand, is also present on Audi Q8. It uses 23 speakers containing acoustic prisms and provides passengers on both front and rear seats with a sound power as high as 1920 watts. The system creates the most natural acoustic atmosphere in the car with concert-level sound effect, blurring the boundary between movement and rest.

Brand new power assembly
Emotional driving experiences and a road to dreams

To cater for different needs of users, two powerful engines are provided for Audi Q8 - a 2.0L turbo-supercharged engine and a 3.0L V6 turbo-supercharged engine, both equipped with an 8-gear Tiptronic automatic gear box. The 2.0L engine has a maximum power of 245hp, while the 3.0L V6 engine has a maximum power of 340hp and a sufficient torque of 500Nm. The engines work closely with the 8-gear Tiptronic automatic gear box to create smooth and agreeable power experiences for drivers. Whenever a driver switches the car to sporty mode, the air suspension will promptly get ready for boosting the car.

48V mild hybrid power system

The 3.0T model of Audi Q8 contains a 48V mild hybrid power system that provides sufficient energy for all technical devices on board. The working conditions of the engine are fully optimized to facilitate smoother operation of the start/stop system. Incorporation of a sliding technique leads to even higher engine efficiency, and consequently lower total fuel consumption and better emission performance of Audi Q8.

All-wheel quattro® drive system
Conquer the toughest

The quattro® system is a highly-recognized symbol of Audi brand and a synonym of superb maneuvering. The fully mechanical quattro® system on board Audi Q8 contributes greatly to its stable performance. Even in stormy, icy, or snowy weathers, there is no need to worry about temperature control or response speed. At any time when the road adhesion force drops, the all-wheel quattro® system will react rapidly by transmitting the power to the wheels with sufficient adhesive force without any delay, thus ensuring that the car can march forward with the best grip performance. In any working environment and any temperature, the quattro® system always guarantees stability of Audi Q8.

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  • Audi Q8 View above the world, driving the world

  • Audio & visual feast both on the road and during rest

  • New generation of Audi virtual cockpit system

  • Interior design An agreeable and enjoyable ambience

  • Body design

  • As the first Audi SUV of Sportsback style, Audi Q8 features an outside length of 5m, a body width of 1.9m, and a wheel base of almost 3m.

  • The slightly dipped top profile proclaims sportiness beyond all doubt. Apart from elegant and dynamic elements, sufficient headroom is provided for passengers on rear seats.

  • The tight and protruding lines, highlighted by the broad silhouette of the body, personify masculinity.

  • Exterior design Travel freely and redefine boundaries

  • All-wheel quattro® drive system Conquer the toughest

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