Audi Q8 50 TDI more muscle and mild hybrid

Audi Australia is bolstering its flagship luxury SUV offering with the arrival of the Audi Q8 50 TDI quattro.

SUVs are the biggest segment in our market and image is still important.  Audi has just brought in another hero car to its SUV fleet says David Brown.

Audi’s latest newcomer is a special model of their top SUV the Q8.

The Q8 has the looks and power that says image and performance are very important and this is not just a functional family vehicle.

At the heart of the  Q8 50 is a 3-litre V6 Diesel engine which is helped by mild-hybrid technology.  Its mated to an 8-speed automatic linking to all-wheel drive technology.

Audi says it has no fewer than 39 driver assistance systems to provide both active and passive safety protection.

Prices start at $129,900 plus on road costs and you can add a $11,100 Premium plus package or full Nappa leather package at and extra $8,900.

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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