Audi Q8

Audi Q8 information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the new range-topping SUV. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Q8 range. 

Background

Audi has been gradually swelling the ranks of SUVs in its price list: first there was the Q7, then the Q5, Q3, Q2 et al - and now there's a new top-dog Audi crossover in the price lists. The Audi Q8 is like an A8 on stilts and perches atop Ingolstadt's SUV tree. For more information on the Audi Q8, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test

Slide into the comfy, leather-bound seat of an Audi Q8 and one thing strikes you immediately: it's exactly like the Q7 interior in here. And so it should be - the two share the same MLBevo architecture, which means the engineering package is nearly identical. It's lower and wider and all-round cooler than its goody-two-shoes sibling; the Q8 has more swagger, more catwalk cool about it. It's even got blistered rear wheelarches, for crying out loud. Happily, the Audi Q8 packs a sharper, more agile drive than the wafting expert Q7. 

The one we’d buy

Hard to look past the 50 TDI - get over the Dieselgate worry and pick the Q8 that offers the best mix of punch, parsimony and attractive tax bills

The one we’d avoid like the plague

We're not confident the 45 TDI will have enough pluck to keep up with traffic

Rivals to consider

BMW X6, Mercedes GLE Coupe, Range Rover Sport

For

Tech on offer, Audi polish, a smooth drive, slick style

Against

Is it special enough to warrant premium over Q7?

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