Audi Q8 SQ8 TFSI Quattro Vorsprung 5dr Tiptronic Review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £107,335What Car? Target Price£103,943
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.

SQ8 Vorsprung comes with pretty much everything, so you'll want for nothing. This includes active anti-roll bars, a 360-degree parking camera, a sport differential, a 17-speaker/ 730-watt Bang & Olufsen premium stereo, power-closing doors, keyless entry, a panoramic sunroof, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, a head-up display, electric rear sun blinds, an Alcantara roof lining, extended leather trim, massaging and ventilated front seats, an electrically adjustable steering column, blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control.

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

22.1

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

680

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

290

g/km

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