When it comes to car names, especially those from German brands, it's usually safe to assume that the bigger the number, the bigger the car. Of course, there are always exceptions to any rule and the Audi Q8 is the perfect example. Eight might be the largest number in Audi’s model line-up, but this coupé-inspired SUV is actually a little shorter than the Q7 on which it’s based.
Combine this fact with the Q8’s less boxy silhouette, space is naturally a little tighter inside. That meant Audi couldn’t fit in a third row of seats, so there’s only room for five, including the driver.
The differences don’t end there, either. The Q8 is limited to the most powerful V6 diesel engine from the Q7 range, although there is also a V8 SQ8 should you be hungry for power. If this V8-powered brute sounds like your cup of weissbier, then we have a dedicated review all about it.
However, back to the Q8. As with its engine choices, there are no cheap and cheerful trims to pick; the lineup starts with S Line, and, If that’s not plush enough, Vorsprung sits above and offers pretty much every bell and whistle going.
If you are considering a Q8, we’d also suggest having a look at the Range Rover Velar and the Mercedes GLE Coupé. There’s also the SUV that arguably kicked off the high-rise coupé movement, the BMW X6.
But first, click through the next few pages to find out how the Audi Q8 drives, what it’s like inside and how much damage it will do to your bank account. And of course, check out our New Car Buying pages for hefty savings on the Q8 and many other new cars.