Early this month at 2017 Detroit Auto Show, Audi presenting Q8 Crossover, one typical study that closely mirrors production model adds a little motor show talent to trigger some buzz around them. It does not take much imagination to visualize a more realistic version of these concepts and as is the case with the Ingolstadt premium coupe-crossover.
By changing the look headlights, and toning down the grille, side mirror casing, and the wheels, X-Tomi had taken the car show is much closer to the brothers production, which will sit on top of the Q7 is currently in the range Audi.
2018 Audi Q8 will go after the BMW X6 are already well established and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, although it will be longer and wider than both.
Planned for release sometime in 2018, which will share the Q8 stout mechanical package with the latest Q7, offering a broad lineup of gasoline, diesel and hybrid powertrains.
While the RS version should not be completely out of the question, for the moment, we just heard a plan for SQ8 which will utilize the same engine 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 diesel found in SQ7, which accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h ( 62 mph) in less than 5 seconds.
There has passed or a week from the time the Audi unveiled the Q8 concept, in the Detroit exhibition, and today we learn that the German company is preparing and the “S” version of the model.
Audi SQ8 Specification and Performance
The Audi SQ8, as you understand it shares the same components with SQ7, which means that under the hood there will be the brand new V8 4.0-liter TDI engine, which is coupled with an electric supercharger (EPC), which passes for the first time in production, it delivers 435 horses with 900 Nm of torque from just 1,000 rpm. EPC job is to help the twin turbos spin up at low revs to provide maximum responsiveness and minimum turbo lag. In SQ7 the result is 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 155mph – expect the performance to be very similar in the SQ8.
It is also rumored that the same machine can find its way into the SQ5. The new Audi Q5 hot version was also unveiled in Detroit, powered by a new 3.0-liter gasoline turbo V6 with 349bhp and 500Nm of torque. However, torque and economy figures beat the old SQ5 statistics for the new model. Using a 4.0-liter V8 with its 900nm of torque will redress the balance.
Audi SQ8 Release Date
SQ5 is scheduled to arrive in the UK in the second half of this year, with a diesel version for some time in 2018. Audi Q8 should also join the range in 2018 and SQ8 models should not be too far behind.
Recently a presentation giving ceremony of the representatives of the German company in Norway, leaked that the RS4 Avant, RS5 Coupe and RS5 Sportback will come under the bonnet, the V6 2,9-liter engine of the new Panamera 4S, which will greater efficiency than has supersedan of Porsche.
Let me remind you that the engine performance Panamera 4S reaches 440 horses and 550 Nm, with this new RS model reaches 450 horses and 600 Nm. So, for 0-100 km / h is expected to make in less than 4 seconds. With top speed electronically limited to 250 km / h and when the customer chooses the optional sports package, it will reach 280 km /time.
According to the latest information the RS5 will be presented at the Geneva exhibition, next March, and the RS4 Avant in the corresponding Frankfurt in September. The production of the RS4 Avant is expected to begin in December 2017, with the first RS5 Coupe coming off the production line in June of that year.