Audi SQ8 AWD SUV 2021 Radio Review

We take the Audi SQ8 for a road trip

Audi SQ8: Audi’s normal 50 TDi Q8 not enough for you, well then there is the SQ8 to satisfy the urges. Audi Q8 is an absolute favourite SUV of mine, the SQ8 even more so.

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The heart of the SQ8 is a 4.0L Twin Turbo diesel V8 engine producing 320kW of power and a massive 900Nm of torque from as low as 1250 rpm. This drives all four wheels through am 8 speed Tiptronic transmission and Audi’s brilliant QUATTRO AWD system

This combination will propel this 2600kg SUV from 0-100kmh in 4.8 seconds and top out at a limited 250kmh. It will tow 3500kg as well.

However these figures only tell part of the story. Yes its full of extra standard features over the Q8, yes its got all-wheel steering, adaptive air suspension and electromechanical active roll stabilisation and sport differential

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

What is special is the feeling you get driving the SQ8, its unbelievably comfortable and quiet, its cocoons the occupants in luxury for long distance driving and behaves like a sports car half its weight.

SQ8 is priced from around $165,500 plus the usual costs and I absolutely love it

Im Rob Fraser

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What’s Good:

  • Overall ambience/ Stylish looks
  • Engine performance and economy
  • Balanced ride/handling

What’s Not:

  • Can get pricey with options packs
  • Not a lot of small storage room for phone etc.
  • Not fussed on the transmission lever

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 Model    Audi SQ8 S-Line Quattro

  • Model Price        From $166,500 MLP*
  • Engine                  4.0L V8 Twin Turbo Diesel
  • Drivetrain              Quattro AWD 8 speed Auto
  • Power                    320kW @ 4700rpm
  • Torque                  900Nm @ 1250-3250rpm
  • Safety                    5 Star ANCAP
  • CO2 Emissions      205 g/km
  • Economy ADR      7.8 L/100km
  • Tow Capacity        3500 kg
  • Tow Ball Rating    350 kg
  • 0-100kmh 4.8Sec, 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.

Overall Rating:    91/100

  • Behind the Wheel           9
  • Comfort                              9
  • Equipment                          9
  • Performance                     9
  • Ride & Handling                10
  • Practicality                         9
  • Fit for Purpose                  9
  • Design/Style                      9
  • Lifestyle                              9
  • Value for Money               9
About Rob Fraser 1906 Articles
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.