Lightly-facelifted Audi Q8 makes debut: now with added lasers | CAR Magazine

Lightly-facelifted Audi Q8 makes debut: now with added lasers

Published: 05 September 2023 Updated: 05 September 2023

► Mild refresh for Audi Q8 coupe SUV
► New lighting tech at the forefront
► Refreshed SUV launches September 2023

Audi has revealed its facelifted Audi Q8 coupe SUV and, boy, is it a light refresh. And, no, this is not to be confused with the Q8 e-Tron electric SUV.

The brand says that, as well as new colours, wheel designs and some bonus customisation options inside, the lightly revised Q8 can also be specified with laser headlights.

More personalisation options come in the shape of the Black and Black Plus exterior trim option packs (seen on that Sakhir Gold car in the pictures) and an S line package for more aggressive styling.

Laser headlights?

The laser lights available as an option feature 24 LEDs and a laser diode, with the latter only activating beyond 43.5mph and is only used for long-range high beam functionality.

Audi Q8 SUV facelift, new laser headlights

You can spot them by their blue-coloured ambient lighting. OLED rear lights also feature.

Any other tech changes for the 2023 Audi Q8 facelift?

Powertrains remain pretty much the same. Every Q8 uses a six-cylinder engine, and the UK engine range is likely to remain as it is now.

Audi Q8 SUV facelift, rear, blue

That means a 50 TDI (a 282bhp six-cylinder diesel), a 55 TFSI (a 335bhp six-cylinder petrol) and the SQ8 TFSI which features a V8 developing 500bhp.

Orders open in September 2023 for the new model

By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, gamer, serial Lego-ist, lover of hot hatches