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Audi RS Q8: The Fastest SUV Launched In India

Audi RS Q8: The Fastest SUV Launched In India

German luxury car manufacturer Audi has launched Audi RS Q8 an RS version of its previous Audi Q8 in India on August 27. The Audi RS Q8 combines the power of an RS model with the elegance of a premium coupe and the ability of an SUV and is priced at 2.07 crore. It rivals Lamborghini Urus and Porshe Cayenne.


The RS Q8 offers HD matrix-design standard headlights on either side of the front. A huge Single-frame grille with 3d honeycomb mesh in the center and large air intakes towards the bottom of the front bumper to feed the V8 engine.


In the mid-profile, it offers a panoramic sunroof and 22-inch wheels mounted with steel disc brakes measuring 420mm at the front and 370 mm at the rear. Also, there is an option to go for 34 kg lighter, ceramic brakes measuring 440 mm at the front and 370 mm at the rear.


At the back, it has a full-width Led arrangement features animated taillights and dynamic turn signals. Underneath every taillight is a faux vent, while a massive artificial diffuser houses a couple of mark oval tailpipes. And finally, a Shark-fin like roof-mounted spoiler finishes the exteriors of the car.


The Audi RS Q8 is available in 9 different colors Deep Black, Dragon Orange Metallic, Floret Silver Metallic, Galaxy Blue Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Matador Red Metallic, Navarra Blue Metallic, Orca Black Metallic, Daytona Grey Pearl Effect.


As stunning the RS Q8 looks from outside, it looks even better from the inside. The RS Q8 is a fresh example of a car with a modern, attractive, ergonomic cabin. It features a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system followed by an 8.6-inch touchscreen display that handles the quad-zone climate control system. In front of the steering wheel, it provides a 12.3-inch display for driver info. The car also offers a heads up display (windshield speed projection).


The car offers 5 seats with a considerable amount of space. The car offers sports seats with integrated headrest and heavy side support for those sporty rides. Despite being a sporty SUV, it offers quite a legroom and headroom in the rear as well. Though it may not be exemplary. However, it offers only a decent amount of thigh support and rear middle seat may not be comfortable for an average-sized guy as it offers less space. The rear seats can also be reclined and slide horizontally as well. As standard, the front seats are power-operated and feature both heating and ventilation, but massaging is also available for a premium.


Interior colors and materials

The RS Q8 highlights sewed Valcona leather as standard, with Black including contrast sewing in Express Red or Rock Gray. You can likewise settle on dark sewing, or you can have Cognac Brown cowhide with Granite Gray sewing. The trim boards are done in carbon fiber. If, on the off chance that you need Gray Oakwood, that can be fitted too. However, the cherry on the top is that none of them costs extra.

Boot Space

The RS Q8 offers a boot space of 30.5 cubic feet and a massive 60.7 cubic feet with rear seats lowered which is more than enough space for over a month’s weekend luggage.



Adaptive air suspension, a heated steering wheel, 12.3-inch driver info, 8.6-inch touchscreen for the quad-zone automatic climate control system, 10.1-inch infotainment system, heated and ventilated power-adjustable front seats, 360-degree camera, panoramic sunroof, blind-spot monitoring along with rear cross-traffic alert, manually adjusted rear seats, ambient lighting, 17-speaker B&O sound system, cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, hill descent control, driving modes.

Optional features:

Heated rear seats, heads-up display, massaging front seats, power rear sun blinds, night vision camera traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, power soft-close doors, lane keep assist, 23-speaker B&O 3D surround sound system.



Powering the RS Q8 is an all-wheel-drive 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with a 48-volt Mild-hybrid system (MHEV). This configuration delivers 592 bhp and 800 Nm of peak torque. The powerplant is paired to an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission and the power is channeled via the company’s Quattro AWD system with self-locking differential. The SUV also gets adaptive air suspension, two RS modes, and cylinder on demand (COD) technology that turns off cylinders to save fuel.

The RS Q8 has a top speed of 250 km/h but optional Dynamic RS package takes it to 305 km/h. The SUV can go from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds.

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