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New Audi Q8 Sounds Awfully Quiet On The Nurburgring 3
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi, Audi Q8, Audi Scoops, Audi Videos, PHEV, Scoops, video on 11 3rd, 2017


Audi is getting ready to put an end to the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe segment domination by working on their very own “SAV” or coupe crossover, dubbed the Q8.

Caught on the Nurburgring, this prototype continues to keep its camo vinyl wraps on almost its entire body, unlike the one scooped last month that was more eager to reveal some of its lines, most of which come from the Q8 Concept shown in Detroit earlier this year.

But while its exterior is inspired by the show car, inside, the new Audi Q8 resembles to the latest A8 flagship saloon, as it benefits from the same pair of touchscreen displays. The rest of the cabin is adorned with aluminum glossy black trims, and we also expect plenty of soft touch materials, meant to elevate its premium stance.

Audi’s MLB platform is the foundation stone for the new sports crossover, which uses aluminum and carbon fiber, and allows it to get a variety of powertrains. The rumor-mill has it adopting the tri-turbo 4.0-liter V8 diesel engine from the SQ7, a 48-volt PHEV making almost 470hp in the SQ8, and a twin-turbo V8 gasoline-powered unit that’s expected to be used in the RS version.

The automaker continues to keep the official reveal date close to its chest, but it’s expected to come out sometime next year, as a 2019MY.

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Audi Q8 Drops The Camo For Testing In Moscow 21
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in audi, Audi Q8, Audi Scoops, Reports, Scoops, SUV, U Spy on 09 21st, 2017


Audi continues to put the upcoming Q8 through its paces and shortly after a prototype was spied in the U.S, Carscoops reader Willzyx has snapped an image of the SUV testing in Moscow, Russia.
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First Proper Look Inside Audi Q8 Reveals A8’s High-Tech Influence 20
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in audi, Audi Q8, Audi Scoops, PHEV, Scoops on 09 20th, 2017


This is our first proper look inside the upcoming Audi Q8, fully revealing its dashboard design, which unsurprisingly is heavily influenced by the latest A8 flagship sedan.
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Production Audi Q8 Stays True To Edgy Concept 15
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Audi Q8, Audi Scoops, Scoops, SUV, U Spy on 09 15th, 2017


Audi is hard at work expanding its family of SUVs and that will include an all-new model dubbed the Q8.
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U Spy: Audi Q8 Luxury Crossover Caught Chilling In Marbella 21
Aug
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in audi, Audi Q8, Audi Scoops, Scoops, U Spy on 08 21st, 2017


While the new Audi Q8 has already been spied with very little camouflage on, this well-hidden prototype was spotted recently undergoing tests in the south of Spain.
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Audi Q8 Spied Virtually Undisguised Ahead Of Its Debut Next Year 10
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in audi, Audi Q8, Audi Scoops, Scoops on 08 10th, 2017


The Audi Q8 has been spied virtually undisguised by a member of the Autopareri forum.
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Audi Looks To Secure RS Q8 Trademark 4
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in audi, Audi Q8, Reports, SUV on 08 4th, 2017


Audi is edging closer to making the RS Q8 a reality, recently filing a trademark application for the name with the European Union Intellectual Property Office, Auto Guide reports.
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Four New Audi Models Coming By Mid-2018, Compact EV Due In 2020 28
Jul
Posted by Michael Gauthier in audi, Audi A1, Audi A6, Audi A7, Audi A8, Audi Q3, Audi Q8 on 07 28th, 2017


Audi Chairman Rupert Stadler has confirmed the company will launch at least four models by the middle of next year.

During the company’s interim financial report, Stadler said “By the middle of 2018, we will present new generations of four more core model series. In addition, we will expand our product offering in the top segments next year with the Audi Q8 and the fully electric Audi e-tron.”

The company was tight-lipped on specifics but confirmed the A6 and A7 Sportback will be launched early next year. The other two models remain unconfirmed but previous reports have suggested they could be the new A1 and Q3.

Stadler went on to reconfirm plans to launch the e-tron in 2018 and the e-tron Sportback in 2019. However, he also revealed the company will offer a “premium electric car in the compact segment” beginning in 2020. Little is known about the model but it could potentially be a Tesla Model 3 competitor.

Besides talking about the new models, Stadler confirmed the A8’s Level 3 autonomous driving system will be activated early next year. As he explained, “As soon as the legal framework permits it, we will gradually bring the new piloted driving functions into series production beginning in 2018.”

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Audi RS Q8 Coming As A Teutonic Version Of The Lambo Urus 19
Jul
Posted by Carscoops Staff in audi, Audi Q8, Reports on 07 19th, 2017


Audi Sport is planning more performance crossovers. We told you that much just last month. But now we have an idea of what form the next such RS sport-ute will take.
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Audi’s New Q8 To Join Q4 Plus Three New E-Trons By 2020 2
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in audi, Audi Q4, Audi Q8, Autonomous, Electric Vehicles, Reports on 06 2nd, 2017


Audi is planning to add two new Q SUV models to their lineup, as well as three e-tron battery electric vehicles, while also replacing five "core" models within the next three years.
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Audi Q8 Set To Feature Less Buttons, More Touch-Sensitive Displays 29
May
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in audi, Audi Q8, Audi Scoops, FCA, featured, Scoops on 05 29th, 2017


Since Audi brought the Q8 Concept to the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, we kept wondering if that mostly button-less center console was going to make it into production.
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Audi To Launch A Fully-Autonomous Vehicle By 2021 27
May
Posted by Michael Gauthier in audi, Audi A7, Audi A8, Audi Q4, Audi Q8, Autonomous on 05 27th, 2017


Audi held its annual general meeting last week and the company used the event to discuss a handful of future models, its plans to embrace electrification and the latest developments in autonomous driving technology.
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Plug-In Hybrid Audi Q8 To End The Monopoly Of GLE Coupe And X6 18
Apr
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in audi, Audi Q8, Audi Scoops, Audi Videos, Scoops, video on 04 18th, 2017


Audi is about to add a new SUV-Coupe model in its lineup with the upcoming Q8 which becomes less and less camouflaged as time passes by.
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Audi SQ8 Trademark Suggests Sporty Variant On The Way 18
Apr
Posted by Brad Anderson in audi, Audi Q8, Reports, SUV on 04 18th, 2017


During last month’s Geneva Motor Show, Audi’s bold Q8 Sport Concept previewed the brand’s next crossover, and even though it hasn’t reached the production line, it seems work is already being done on a performance-oriented version.
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Audi Q4 Will be Produced In Hungary, Q8 In Slovakia 11
Apr
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi, Audi Q4, Audi Q8, Reports on 04 11th, 2017


After officially confirming their plans to launch the new Q4 in 2019 last month, Audi have now announced that the Gyor, Hungary plant will be responsible for its production.
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