Audi RS Q8 is the top of their performance SUV range and is a culmination of sheer power, beauty, comfort and functionality.
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
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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- Engine and driving dynamics obviously
- Interior comfort and ambience
- Its presence on road
- Rear external mirrors don’t dip in reverse
- No full size spare tyre
- Massage seats are an option
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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.
|Behind the Wheel||9|
|Ride and Handling||10|
|Fit for Purpose||9|
|Design / Style||9|
|Technology / connectivity||9|
|Value for Money||9|
|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|