Audi Australia announces pricing for the first ever Audi SQ8 TDI

The all-new Audi SQ8 TDI will arrive in Australia in April.

When it comes to gutsy power, a lot of focus has been on utes, But David Brown reports that some luxury brands are making their SUVs both stylish and performance oriented.

Just over a year ago Audi launched its Q8 SUV with an impressive outward style and interior.

Now they are about to get a hot version.  The SQ8 is due in April

Powered by a 4.0 litre diesel V8 with twin turbochargers which are mated to an electric powered compressor run by a its 48-volt mild-hybrid electrical system to get maximum power across its full rev range.

With 320kW and peak torque of 900Nm from 1250 rpm, it will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in a 4.8 seconds.  And its fuel consumption is rated at 7.8L/100km,

Priced at $165,500 plus on roads costs.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto