Audi's all-new flagship arrives as a petrol-only CBU model with mild-hybrid tech; brings with it the brand's latest design language.
Audi has launched its much-awaited Q8 Coupé-SUV in India today that takes on the role of the brand's new flagship model. Priced at ₹1.33 crore (ex-showroom, pan-India), the Q8 has been launched as a CBU and only 200 units of the car will make it to our shores, for now. The Q8 also marks the beginning of Audi's BS-VI product portfolio in the country.
In terms of design, the Q8 looks like an offroader with serious intent (evident by its 254mm ground clearance). With a bold, chequered octagonal Singleframe grille flanked by slim LED headlamps and massive air intakes, the Q8 looks refreshingly modern. The fact is further supported by the car's frameless doors and a panoramic sunroof. A narrow, high-gloss black element with an integrated light strip extends between the rear lights, giving the rear profile of the car a distinct 'masked' look.
Interestingly, the Q8, internationally, is available with both petrol & diesel powertrains. However, for India, Audi has brought the Q8 only with its 55 TFSI petrol powertrain. The powertrain comprises of a 3.0-litre turbo V6 motor, assisted by a 48V mild-hybrid system. Together, the powertrain churns out 335bhp & 500Nm of torque. With Audi's famed quattro all-wheel-drive system as standard, the Q8's 8-Speed Tiptronic transmission sends power to all four wheels. As for the equipment, the Q8 gets adaptive suspension, progressive steering, and Audi Drive Select (with 7 driving modes) as standard.
Being a CBU, customers will have nearly infinite customisation options for the Q8. The Audi Exclusive customisation program offers up to 56 exterior, 11 interior & 9 wooden inlay colour options.