To Crossover fans who have been waiting for a full-size sports utility vehicle with the sportiest looks ever, their long wait is now close to over. Audi is ready to begin the production of the Q8 version, one that will be exceedingly sporty and quite spacious. The automaker is expected to combine excellent components in making this model. This model will be named the 2016 Audi Q8, and although it is an SUV, it will carry over the family car brand considering that it is quite roomy for a family. This model is among Audi’s almost four coupe-like crossover redesigned models which it plans to add to its list. 2016 Audi Q8 will e Audi’s largest auto that shall use the Q7 as its starting point. Just like other upcoming models from Audi which include Q7, Q6 and Q5, the 2016 Audi Q8 will be built on the Volkswagen Group’s MLB platform. It will acquire the same wheelbase and track just like that of the Q7, in addition to other key elements found in Audi’s contemporary models. In essence, this MLB platform is front wheel drive style but the Q8 will come with Quattro all wheel drive.
2016 Audi Q8: Redesign Exterior and Interior
This high end crossover will come as a four door auto. At its front, there will be a refreshed three dimensional grille. It will be made using light weight materials which will help it in shedding off about 300 kg compared to the Q7 model. Since 2016 Audi Q8 has already won a high reputation from the consumers, the automaker is expected to do anything to ensure it maintains that status such as redesigning the headlights and the bumpers.
Speaking of its interior, it will come in a more fashionable style. Since this 2016 Audi Q8 falls in the category of elegant and luxurious vehicles, it will get a lot of high quality infotainment systems. Without a doubt, this model is expected to come with superior tech designs to enhance its interior. A relaxed sitting position for the driver and passengers is high expected. The new steering wheel could be heated while a luxurious and easy to operate navigation system could be offered.
2016 Audi Q8: Engine Specs
Use of the MLB platform in making the 2016 Audi Q8 provides this model with endless possibilities when it comes to engine options. However, by putting into consideration its position in the today’s market, it is highly likely to get either a V8 or a V6 engine. One the most likely engine is the supercharged 3.0 liter V6 gasoline engine with great potential. The 3.0 liter V6 turbocharged diesel and the 4.0 liter V8 gasoline are expected in the high performance RS Q8 and SQ8 models. Additionally, a plug-in hybrid power train is another possibility which could serve best when installed in the 2.0 liter four cylinder. Power in this new model will be transmitted through a ZF-sourced eight speed automatic for increased towing abilities.
2016 Audi Q8: Price and Relase Date
Among the Q8 biggest competitors are 2016 Macerate Grand Truism, 2016 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, 2016 Porsche 911 turbo, Mercedes Benz MLC, BMW X6 and land Rover Range Rover Sport. Its estimated arrival date is sometimes in 2016. The 2016 Audi Q8 will certainly be more expensive than other Audi models. It is likely to begin at about $ 50 000 and above for then higher trims.