Audi has showcased the upcoming Audi Q8 Sport concept at the Geneva Motor Show which packs 469bhp and a mild hybrid system.
At the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Audi revealed the Q8 Sport concept SUV coupe. The Audi Q8 Sport doesn’t get an S or an RS badge. What it does get is a 3.0-litre V6 engine with a mild hybrid system. Instead of traditional turbo, or a belt driven supercharger the V6 engine comes with an electrically-powered supercharger. The engine system combined produces 469bhp and 700Nm of torque. The engine Audi claims will propel the car from 0-100km/h in 4.7 seconds.The current Audi SQ7 uses a three turbo charger system. The V8 TDI engine gets two conventional turbos, while an additional smaller third turbo which is spooled by an electrical compressor to fill in the gap and cancelling out the turbo lag. The use of a electrical compressor generating supercharger will be a first from Audi.
The standard Q8 concept was showcased in North America in January. The Q8 Sport concept gets cosmetic changes as well. The brushed aluminium finished areas has been replaced with glossy black finish. The front grille gets black honeycomb piece instead of the brushed aluminium vertical bars. the fenders have been stretched and the exhaust protrudes from the rear.Production plans for the new Audi Q8 range, have not been revealed as yet, but it has been confirmed for production. The Q8 will sit above the Q7 and will compete with the likes of the BMW X6 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe.