At 2017 NAIAS, in Detroit, Audi promoted the concept version of its new SUV model, called the Audi Q8. His serial version is expected soon on the market. In the meantime, the company also presented the Audi Q8 Sport Concept at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in Geneva. This concept served as an announcement for the 2019 Audi RS Q8, which will appear after the standard version of the Q8 model.
There was a suspicion that this version of the model would enter the serial production. However, the dilemmas have been eliminated, and the wishes of many interested buyers will be answered. According to some reports, since the RS Q8 will be the most luxurious model, and the version with the best performance. Some people dare say that this model will be far above the competition.
Compared to the standard model, there will be no big differences. A characteristic RS front grille is expected, as well as a large number of ‘RS’ details. The biggest difference is in the performance of the vehicle, the power of the engine and the aforementioned “RS” attachments.
Vehicle design combines coupe form and aggressive attitude, on the one hand, while on the other hand it has spaciousness, comfort and luxury. 2019 Audi RS Q8 is slightly longer than 5 meters with a 3 meter interchange distance. These dimensions offer an extremely spacious interior. Also, there is Audi virtual cockpit and head-up display.
Competitors and Specs
Designed by the performance of an excellent SUV, it will be a competitor to the BMW X6 M model. The greatest similarity of these two models relates to design, form, comfort and supremacy. On the other hand, performance has been put into another plan. At least when it comes to comparing these two vehicles. There are those who believe that the comparison with the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63 SUV is more practical and direct.
Current data indicate that under the hood of the RS Q8 model, a 4.0-liter V8 Twin-Turbo engine with 600 horsepower will be found. According to this parameter, the Audi RS Q8 2019 predominates in comparison to the mentioned competitors. Their aggregates deliver 567 and 577 horsepower.
This drive unit is not a novelty. The same engine is built into some versions of Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne and Bentley Bentayga models. It’s a very high quality engine, high performance.
2019 Audi RS Q8 Release Date
Sources from Audi, mention that this model will be produced in Bratislava, Slovakia. Presentation of the production version is expected in 2018. The beginning of the sale should not be expected before the beginning of 2019. According to some information, this version will be on the US market a year after the sale of the standard Audi Q8 SUV model.