We have been hearing rumors about the Audi Q8 for some time and now a new Audi Q8 Concept has been made official at the Detroit motor show.
The Audi Q8 is a concept SUV coupe and it is powered by a 3.0 TFSI engine with 333 horsepower and a 100 KW electric motor, the vehicle comes with a 0 to 62 miles per hour time of 5.1 seconds and a limited top speed of 155 miles per hour.
Audi presents the Audi Q8 concept at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2017. With this model the premium manufacturer is tapping into a new segment for the full-size class – an elegant alternative to the robust presence of a classic sport utility vehicle. The Q8 concept stands for maximum prestige. It combines the spaciousness typical of an SUV with the emotional lines of a coupe. Propulsion is provided by a powerful, yet highly efficient plug-in hybrid with 330 kW of system output and 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) of torque. The concept car is the basis for a production model that Audi will launch on the market in 2018.
At 5.02 meters (16.5 ft) long, the Audi Q8 concept is an impressive presence in the full-size class. Thanks to a wheelbase of three meters (9.8 ft), the show car offers plenty of space for passengers and luggage. Despite the sloping, coupe-like roofline, even the rear-seat passengers enjoy ample head and shoulder room. The control concept uses large touchscreens in the cockpit and is rounded out by an expanded version of the Audi virtual cockpit and a contact-analogue head-up display. The latter uses intelligent augmented reality technology that merges the real and the virtual worlds.
You can find out more details about the new Audi Q8 concept over at Audi at the link below, as yet there are no details on when it will go into production.
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