Audi Q8 SQ8 TFSI Quattro 5dr Tiptronic [C+S] Review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £87,130What Car? Target Price£84,394
Review

If you have a healthy budget and you're in the market for large coupé SUV, then the Audi Q8 is definitely worth of your consideration. Inside it's classy and spacious and on the road it handles capably and cruises quietly. The 50 TDI diesel is super strong and economical or, for company car drivers, choose the tax-beating TFSIe plug-in hybrids.

This is all you really need. It has 22in alloy wheels, air suspension, rear-wheel steering, a limited-slip differential, Matrix LED headlights, privacy glass, a powered tailgate, power-folding door mirrors, leather trim, electrically operated and heated front seats, two-zone climate control, ambient interior lighting, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, cruise control, a 10-speaker stereo with 180 watts, a 12.3in digital instrument screen, a 10.1in infotainment screen, sat-nav and Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto.

This wonderfully smooth and sonorous 500bhp 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine is capable of thrusting the near-two-and-half-tonne SQ8 from 0-62mph in just 4.1 seconds. It also has a number of efficiency-boosting features up its sleeve, such as the ‘cylinder on demand' system that can shut down half of the engine’s cylinders when possible to reduce fuel consumption. You're still unlikely to see much more than 20mpg, though.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH4.1 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

22.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

680

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

287

g/km

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