Audi RS Q8 RS Q8 TFSI Quattro Tiptronic Review

Category: Sports SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP£106,885
Review

The Audi RS Q8 is an outrageously fast sports SUV that corners with composure, mostly rides well and betters its rivals for practicality. Just bear in mind that the Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupé is a bit more fun.

There’s no such thing as a badly equipped RS Q3, with even this ‘entry-level’ model getting dual-zone climate control, heated front sports seats, ambient lighting, a 12.3in digital instrument cluster, a 10.1in infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 20in alloy wheels, a rear bench that slides and reclines, and keyless entry as standard.

With 592bhp and 590lb ft of torque, the RSQ8 can blast from 0-62mph in 3.8sec and delivers immense overtaking power. You get a growling V8 soundtrack and a wonderfully bassy exhaust note, too, but fuel economy isn't a strong point, even when you drive gently.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH3.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

21.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

680

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

301

g/km

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