Audi RS Q8 Quattro SUV 2021 Radio Review

Audi RS Q8 is the top of their performance SUV range and is a culmination of sheer power, beauty, comfort and functionality.

RS Q8 with a thundering 441kW/800Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbo TFSI V8 engineLaunched in late 2020 the RSQ8 has stunning looks and inside it is unbelievably comfortable and roomy enough to take a family in comfort.

RS Q8 with a thundering 441kW/800Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbo TFSI V8 engine

The heart is a 4.0-litre TFSI V8 engine with twin turbochargers, and develops an impressive power output of 441kW and torque of 800Nm driving all four wheels through the Quattro system and an eight speed tiptronic transmission.

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It will rocket from 0-100kmh in 3.8 seconds which is close to a McClaren 540C and will top out a t a governed 250kmh but there an option with ceramic brakes that will go to 305kmh

RS Q8 with a thundering 441kW/800Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbo TFSI V8 engine

Well it’s not often said that a $210,000 plus car could be considered a bargain, but when you add up the level of sophistication, dynamics, performance and features for the price, then there isn’t much even close to the RS Q8.

It’s a family long distance cruiser, perfect for trips to the snow and perhaps when you are by yourself, find a nice quiet tight twisty section of road and let rip. Within speed limits of course!

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Im Rob Fraser

RS Q8 with a thundering 441kW/800Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbo TFSI V8 engine

What’s good

  • Engine and driving dynamics obviously
  • Interior comfort and ambience
  • Its presence on road

What’s not

  • Rear external mirrors don’t dip in reverse
  • No full size spare tyre
  • Massage seats are an option

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RS Q8 with a thundering 441kW/800Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbo TFSI V8 engine

 Model    Audi RSQ8 Quattro

  • Model Price        From $208,500 MLP*
  • Engine                  4.4L V8 TFSI Petrol
  • Drivetrain              Quattro AWD 8 speed Auto
  • Power                    441kW @ 6,000rpm
  • Torque                  800Nm @ 2,1050-4,500rpm
  • Safety                    TBC ANCAP
  • CO2 Emissions      276 g/km
  • Economy ADR      12.1 L/100km
  • 0-100kmh             3.8 sec, Top speed 250 kmh (limited)
  • Servicing              12MTHS. 30,000KM
  • Warranty               3 Yr./ Unlimited km with 3 Yr. roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options.

RS Q8 with a thundering 441kW/800Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbo TFSI V8 engine

Overall Rating    

91/100

Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 9
Performance 10
Ride and Handling 10
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Design / Style 9
Technology / connectivity 9
Value for Money 9

RS Q8 with a thundering 441kW/800Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbo TFSI V8 engine

Dimensions

 
Overall Length 5012mm
Wheelbase 2998mm
Width / Height 1998mm / 1751mm
Unladen ground clearance / wading depth Up to 212mm / N/A mm
Fuel Tank  / Turning Circle 86 Litres / 12.9mts KTK
Kerb Weight /  GVM / GCM 2315kg / 2535kg / 6035KG
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating 3500kg / 350kg
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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.