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