Audi SQ8 review

Category: Sports SUV

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:diesel
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RRP £81,740What Car? Target Price from£76,020

Introduction

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If you’re really wealthy, the chances are that your life is somewhat different from the norm. Rather than taking a holiday, you take a chartered flight to your summer home. You don’t belong to a book club, but a watch club. And instead of renting a jet ski, you might prefer the obscure sport of yacht jousting. But what should you go for when it’s time to select a sports SUV? The Audi SQ8 could be the answer.

A performance-orientated version of the Audi Q8, which itself is a sleeker version of the Q7, it’s currently the most powerful and expensive Audi SUV you can buy.

Behind its gaping front grille is a 4.0-litre V8 diesel engine with no fewer than three performance enhancers: two regular turbochargers and an electric compressor (more on that later). And the suspension is equally tech-laden in order to keep the massive weight of the car in check.

But returning to our original question, is all of this enough to make the SQ8 the ultimate sports SUV? Read on for our full rundown on how it drives, what it's like inside and what it’ll be like to own. Plus, we’ll tell you how it stacks up against rivals such as the BMW X6, Mercedes GLE Coupé and Porsche Cayenne Coupé.

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At a glance

Number of trims1 see more
Available fuel typesdiesel
MPG range across all versions31.4 - 31.4
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles

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RRP price £81,740
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Price
£76,020
What Car? PCP
£647
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