Audi Q8 Flagship SUV Launched In India From Rs 1.33 Crore

The range-topping SUV from Audi India will rival the BMW X7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS

  • The Audi Q8 is available in a single 55TFSI quattro variant.
  • Features include connected car technology, lane departure warning, and a Bang and Olufsen sound system.
  • Powered by a BS6-compliant 3.0-litre TFSI engine that develops 340PS.
  • The Q8 is available with a plethora of customisation options.

Finally, it’s here! Audi India has launched the Q8 flagship SUV in the country starting at Rs 1.33 Crore (ex-showroom). The range-topping SUV from Audi will be brought to India via the CBU route. The India-spec Q8 is available in a single 55TFSI quattro variant. There won’t be a diesel model on offer. 


Visually, the Audi Q8 is a smart-looking SUV with a sporty hunkered down stance. Just like its stablemates, the front end comes with a single-piece grille -- the biggest on any Audi!  These are flanked by sleek LED headlamps, which can be optioned with Audi’s Matrix LED units. In profile, the Q8’s sloping roofline and taut stance is sporty! Further, the huge wheel arches are nicely filled by the 21-inch alloy wheels. Moving to the rear, the Q8 comes with connected LED tail lamps and dual exhaust tips. 


In terms of size, the Audi Q8 is 4986mm long, 1995mm wide, 1705mm tall, and has a 2995mm long wheelbase. Yes, it’s small when pitched against the X7 and GLS. It also comes with 5 seats, unlike its bigger rivals. Here’s a detailed size comparison:


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Inside, the Audi Q8 comes with a high-tech twin touchscreen dashboard. The top screen controls the MMI infotainment system while the lower screen houses the climate control functions. The streaks of ambient light running through the border of the central console add to the rich ambience. 


In terms of features, the Audi Q8 comes with connected car technology, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, four-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, a Bang and Olufsen sound system, powered front seats, as well as cruise control. Safety features include 8 airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, a 360-degree camera, electronic stability control, lane departure warning, and a tyre pressure monitor. 


The Audi Q8 will be available with a BS6-compliant 3.0-litre TFSI engine with a 48v mild-hybrid system. It develops 340PS of power and 500Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Nope, there won’t be a Q8 TDI in India. The numbers also don’t disappoint. The Q8 does the 0-100kmph run in 5.9 seconds and maxes out at 250kmph. 


As standard, the Q8 rides on adaptive air suspension. The ride height can be adjusted 90mm as per your need. It can also be optioned with all-wheel drive steering, making the SUV more agile on your favourite twisties. 

Audi will offer the Q8 with a plethora of customisation options. Noted ones include 54 exterior colour choices, 11 interior trim options, 9 types of wooden trims and various 21-inch alloy wheel designs. In fact, Audi says each and every Q8 will differ from each other.


Primary rivals for the Audi Q8 are the Mercedes-Benz GLS and BMW X7. Yes, it’s grossly priced when compared to its rivals but the Q8 is more exclusive and a red-carpet showstopper! Stay tuned to ZigWheels for our first drive review. 


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