Audi said it will launch “The New Audi Q8 45 TDI Quattro Premium” and “The New Audi Q8 50 TDI Quattro Premium” in the Korean market on April 1.
The New Audi Q8 is the new top model to join Audi’s SUV lineup, the Q series. The New Audi Q8 will be introduced in Korea for the first time, with two lines: The New Audi Q8 45 TDI Quattro Premium and The New Audi Q8 50 TDI Quattro Premium.
It is equipped with a 3.0-liter diesel direct injection turbocharger engine and an 8-speed tiptronic transmission In addition, it provides an optimal driving environment by adding state-of-the-art driver assistance systems and safety and convenience specifications, including HD-matrix LED headlights with dynamic turn signals, S-line Extreme packages, as well as presense 360 and MMI navigation plus MMI touch response with dual touch screens, and premium air packages.
The New Audi Q8 comes with a 3.0-liter V6 diesel direct injection turbocharger engine and an eight-speed tiptronic transmission, and combines Quattro, a always-on four-wheel drive system. “The New Audi Q8 45 TDI Quattro Premium” exerts maximum power of 231 horsepower and maximum torque of 50.99 kg.m., acceleration time from standstill to 100 km/h is 7.1 seconds, maximum speed is 233 km/h, and fuel economy is 10.7 km/L (dimension: 9.8 km/L, highway fuel economy is 12.0 km/L).
“The New Audi Q8 50 TDI Quattro Premium” exerts a maximum power of 286 horsepower and a maximum torque of 61.18 kg.m., acceleration time from standstill to 100 km/h is 6.3 seconds, maximum speed is 245 km/h, and fuel economy is 10.5 km/L (DHC: 9.6 km/L, highway ratio 11.7 km/L).
The New Audi Q8 45 TDI Quattro Premium uses sensors mounted on vehicles and wheels to apply electronic damping controls that fine tune the strength of the dampers depending on the driving conditions and road conditions of the vehicle, giving them high-speed stability and comfort at low speeds. In particular, the “The New Audi Q8 50 TDI Quattro Premium” comes with an “adaptive air suspension” that can adjust ride heights up to 90 millimeters depending on driving conditions and driver preference.
Design of the Q Family
The exterior of the “The New Audi Q8” is based on the S-line Expedition package. With dynamic turn signals, the “HD-matrix LED headlights” boast a wider range of visibility through tightly arranged light rays with higher brightness than normal LEDs. LED taillights with dynamic turn signals can also freely control the brightness of light.
The New Audi Q8 45 TDI Quattro Premium will be offered with a 20-inch 5-am style wheel and a 21-inch 5-spoke W style wheel for the New Audi Q8 50 TDI Quattro Premium. Other features include panoramic sunroofs, rear seat sunshades, high beam assist and headlight washers, and the “The New Audi Q8 50 TDI Quattro Premium” feature an adaptive windshield wipers that spray water along the direction of the wiper blades to provide a clearer view.
The interior of the ‘The New Audi Q8’ is equipped with black headlining, front seat electric and ventilation seats and front and rear seat heating seats, multifunctional leather 3-spoke steering wheel with power steering wheel column and steering wheel heating, and soft door closing. Napa leather packages are also applied to the top of the dashboard, the centre console and the door armrest, and the ‘The New Audi Q8 50 TDI Quattro Premium’ will also be covered with napa leather on the shoulder. It is equipped with Haptic feedback and interior aluminum buttons, door entry light, Ambient light (multicolor), and Ceremony functions to provide a refined yet comfortable joy of movement.
The New Audi Q8 45 TDI Quattro Premium has been applied to aluminum spectrum inlay, cricket leather seats, and the New Audi Q8 50 TDI Quattro Premium, with matte brush aluminum inlay, balcony leather S-sports sheet and front seat massage.
Driver assistance system and convenience specifications
The “The New Audi Q8” comes with various Audi safety and convenience specifications. When a rear mounted radar sensor approaches from the rear at a fast speed from the back or when a vehicle or bicycle approaches a blind spot, an Audi side assist is applied, which detects when the vehicle comes close to the blind spot or rear while driving, as well as a exit warning system that does not temporarily open with flashing side mirrors and door LEDs, and sends a warning signal through the side mirrors. Pre/rear parking aid system, surround view display, 360° camera etc. are installed to help safe and convenient driving. It also has a variety of state-of-the-art safety features that consider the safety of pedestrians as well as passengers, such as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Free Sense 360°.
In addition, the ‘Audi Drive Select’ allows drivers to select their preferred driving mode and is equipped with a dual-touch screen with Virtual Cockfit Plus and Haptic feedback to provide integrated and intuitive control of all vehicle information. Visualized information also provides a ‘premium air package’ to help maintain cleaner and more pleasant interior of the vehicle, especially the ‘The New Audi Q8 50 TDI Quattro Premium’ features the Bang & Oloopson Premium 3D sound system (16 channels, 17 speakers, 730W).