Audi Q8 (2019) Specs & Price

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Audi South Africa has finally introduced the Q8 to our shores. Available immediately with a turbopetrol engine, with a turbodiesel to follow, the Audi Q8 is Ingolstadt's flagship SUV offering. Here's how much it costs and its specifications.

The Audi Q8 is a striking luxury SUV from the German brand. At 4.99 meters long, 2.00 meters wide and 1.71 meters tall, the Q8 SUV coupé is wider, shorter and lower than its Q7 sister model. With a wheelbase of nearly 3 meters, it offers a spacious cabin. With the rear bench folded down, the boot space is massive, with up to 1 755 litres of carrying capacity.

The new Audi Q8 is available with 2 engines. Right from the launch is the Audi Q8 55 TFSI which is a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 with 250 kW and 500 Nm. Audi claims a 0-100 sprint in just 5.9 seconds, with an electronically limited top speed of 250 kph. The second engine will go on sale from the middle of 2019. It's the Q8 45 TDI with a 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel motor with 183 kW and 600 Nm. The Audi Q8 has an 85-litre fuel tank. In terms of offroad capability, the Audi Q8 boasts 254 mm of ground clearance, short overhangs and quattro permanent all-wheel drive as well as hill descent control. 


The Audi Q8 has arrived in South Africa and being the flagship product, equipment levels are high.

Audi Q8 Standard Features

From launch, there are 12 launch colours, including this magnificent Dragon Orange which is exclusive to the Q8. Standard specification is high, which is to be expected at this price point. 

  • 4-way lumbar support for the front seats
  • Additional front underbody guard
  • Anti-theft wheel bolts and loose wheel warning
  • Audi connect (Limited features)
  • Audi drive select
  • Audi music interface in the rear seat area
  • Audi pre sense basic
  • Audi smartphone interface
  • Audi virtual cockpit
  • Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror, frameless
  • Bluetooth interface
  • Body-coloured bumpers (full paint finish)
  • 20 inch Cast alloy wheels, 5-arm style, 9J x 20
  • Collapsible spare tyre
  • Comfort automatic air conditioning system, four-zone
  • Comfort key with sensor-controlled luggage compartment release
  • Contour/ambient lighting package
  • Cruise control system incl. speed limiter
  • Electric steering wheel adjustment
  • Electromechanical power steering
  • Exterior mirrors, power-adjustable, heated, folding, auto-dimming with memory, front pass. ext. mirror lowering function
  • HD Matrix LED headlamps with dynamic turn signal
  • Headlamp washer system
  • Headlight range control
  • High-Gloss styling package
  • Hold assist
  • ISOFIX child seat anchors and top tether for the rear bench seat
  • ISOFIX child seat anchors for the front passenger seat
  • Cricket Leather upholstery
  • Leather steering wheel, 3-spoke, with multi-function Plus and shift paddles
  • LED rear combination lamps with dynamic turn signal and animation
  • Luggage compartment cover
  • Luggage compartment lid, electrically opening and closing
  • MMI Navigation plus with MMI touch
  • MMI Radio plus with MMI touch response
  • Mild hybrid chassis
  • Operating buttons in black glass look with haptic feedback including extended aluminium look
  • Panoramic glass sunroof
  • Parking aid Plus with 360° display
  • Power-adjustable front seats including memory feature for the driver seat
  • Bang & Olufsen sound system with 3D sound
  • quattro (with self-locking centre differential)
  • Rear bench seat Plus
  • Regenerative braking
  • Roof spoiler including centre high-mounted stop lamp
  • Scuff plates with aluminium inserts in front and rear, illuminated, with "S" logo in front
  • Seat heaters in front
  • Side airbags in front and curtain airbag system
  • Stainless steel loading edge protection
  • Standard suspension with damper controls
  • Surround view cameras
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

There are 3 S line packages are available locally to order: the S line Black, S line Platinum and S line Sports packages:

  • S line Black package (S line exterior; high gloss black package; exterior mirror in black; black roof rails; 22" wheels; Adaptive air suspension; brake callipers in red) 
  • S line Platinum package (S line exterior; single frame mask in platinum grey; 22" wheels; Adaptive air suspension; brake callipers in red)
  • S line Sports interior package (4-way lumbar support for front seats; adaptive air suspension sport; decorative inserts in matte brushed aluminium; headlining in black; pedals and footrest in stainless steel; S line logos on exterior; scuff plates with aluminium inserts in front and rear and illuminated with S logo; sport seats in front and stainless steel load edge protection)

Audi Q8 Price in South Africa (May 2019)

All Audi Q8 models come with a 5 year / 100 000km Audi Freeway plan. 

Q8 55 TFSI quattro tiptronic     R1 388 000

Q8 45 TDI quattro tiptronic       R1 439 000

Further Reading

Spy Shots: Audi RS Q8

Audi Q8 (2018) International Launch Review

Flagship Audi Q8 Revealed [w/video]

Audi Q8 Concept Revealed in Detroit

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