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The sportiest Q: a new Audi RS Q8

“For a initial time in a 25-year story of Audi RS models, we are putting a vast SUV coupe with a genes of a loyal high-performance sports automobile on a road,” pronounced Oliver Hoffmann, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH. “With a biturbo V8 gasoline engine, a Audi RS Q8** is a prestigious spearhead of a RS indication family.”

Maximum appetite and high efficiency: a engine

441 kW (600 hp), 800 Nm (590.0 lb-ft) of torque between 2,200 and 4,500 rpm – a 4.0 liter V8 in a new Audi RS Q8 (combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 12.1 (19.4 US mpg); total CO2 emissions in g/km*: 277 – 276 (445.8 – 444.2 g/mi)) delivers considerable RS performance. The turbocharged gasoline engine with approach injection accelerates a vast SUV coupe from Audi Sport GmbH from 0 to 100 km/h (62.0 mph) in usually 3.8 seconds and to 200 km/h (124.3 mph) in 13.7 seconds. The 250 km/h (155.3 mph) tip speed is electronically governed. With a discretionary energetic package, tip speed is 305 km/h (189.5 mph).

Its 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8 ignition method gives a 4.0 TFSI a sportily saturated sound. As is customary for a RS models, a twin empty complement facilities an considerable oval tailpipe on any side. The motorist can change a engine’s sound around a Audi expostulate select system. The discretionary RS competition empty complement with black tailpipe trims offers an even sportier sound.

The biturbo V8 in a new RS Q8** combines extent opening and high efficiency. Its mild-hybrid complement (MHEV) is formed on a 48-volt categorical electrical system. The core of a MHEV is a belt alternator-starter connected to a crankshaft. During deceleration and braking, it can redeem adult to 12 kW of appetite and store it in a compress lithium-ion battery. If a motorist takes their feet off a accelerator during a speed between 55 and 160 km/h (34.2 to 99.4 mph), a expostulate government selects one of dual solutions depending on a pushing conditions and a stream environment of a Audi expostulate name energetic doing system: The new RS Q8** recuperates or coasts for adult to 40 seconds with a engine off. The belt alternator starter starts a engine within fractions of a second when a accelerator is actuated. MHEV record allows for start/stop operation during a speed of adult to 22 km/h (13.7 mph). The mild-hybrid complement is connected to a camera sensors for even larger efficiency. When stopped, a engine starts adult while a stop pedal is still vexed as shortly as a front camera detects that a automobile in front of a new RS Q8** starts to move.

The interplay of a MHEV components improves float comfort and also has a intensity to revoke fuel expenditure in bland pushing by as most as 0.8 liters per 100 kilometers.

Another potency procedure on house is a cylinder on direct (COD) system. At low to middle bucket and rpm in a tip gears, it deactivates cylinders 2, 3, 5 and 8 by switching off fuel injection and ignition and shutting a intake and empty valves. The switching routine takes usually milliseconds, and is probably inaudible in a car. During four-cylinder operation, a doing points of a active cylinders change to aloft loads and map points with high efficiency, while a deactivated cylinders run mostly loss-free as gas springs. They are reactivated immediately when a motorist presses a accelerator.

The appetite of a 4.0 TFSI flows to a quattro permanent all-wheel expostulate complement around a customary eight-speed tiptronic. Configured as a heavenly gear, a quite involuntary core differential typically distributes a expostulate appetite in a 40:60 ratio to a front and behind axles. In a eventuality of slip, some-more expostulate torque automatically goes to a shaft with a improved traction. Up to 70 percent can be destined to a front wheels and adult to 85 percent to a behind wheels.

Wheel-selective torque control perfects a protected and flexible doing of a new RS Q8**. During energetic cornering, a discretionary quattro competition differential distributes expostulate torque between a behind wheels as required. This active torque vectoring improves traction, fortitude and dynamics.

Ready for anything: a suspension

The five-link construction during a front and behind axles hoop longitudinal and parallel army separately. The linkages and a subframes are done mostly of aluminum. The SUV coupe has a line of 1,692 millimeters (5.55 ft) adult front and 1,696 millimeters (5.56 ft) during a rear.

The customary adaptive atmosphere cessation sport with tranquil damping means a new RS Q8** is equally during home on a racetrack or an offroad trail. Its RS-specific check tuning allows for a quite extended widespread between a setup inequitable toward comfort and an intensely sporty setup. Depending on pushing conditions and a driver’s wishes, a body’s float tallness varies by adult to 90 millimeters (3.5 in).

The discretionary electromechanical active hurl stabilization (EAWS) minimize physique hurl during quick cornering. There is a compress electric engine between a dual halves of a stabilizer on any of a dual axles. When pushing true ahead, a dual halves of a stabilizer are decoupled, that reduces physique transformation on disproportionate roads and also increases float comfort. During cornering, however, a concentration is on best hurl compensation. The halves of a stabilizer are disfigured in conflicting directions, that significantly reduces automobile gaunt while cornering. The electromechanical active hurl stabilization is integrated in a 48-volt categorical electrical complement and serves as a improving system. It can even redeem appetite around a electric motors and thereby feed electrical appetite behind to a battery.

With a discretionary energetic package and with a electronically governed tip speed of 305 km/h (189.5 mph), business also get a framework designed for extent sportiness. This includes electromechanical active hurl stabilization, a quattro competition differential and a RS ceramic stop system.

The customary all-wheel steering moves a behind wheels around a high-torque electric shaft expostulate and dual line rods. At low speeds, a behind wheels spin adult to 5 degrees conflicting a instruction of a front wheels for larger agility. At high speeds, they spin adult to 1.5 degrees in a same instruction as a front wheels to urge fortitude during quick line changes.

With non-static belligerent clearance, brief overhangs, quattro permanent all-wheel expostulate and mountain skirmish control, a new Audi RS Q8** can lift on quietly and quietly when paved roads end.

The motorist can precisely change a impression of a RS Q8** around a Audi expostulate select energetic doing system. There are 8 profiles from that to choose: comfort, auto, dynamic, efficiency, allroad, offroad and a away configurable RS-specific modes RS1 and RS2, that can be activated directly around a “RS-MODE” symbol on a steering wheel. Audi expostulate name affects such things as engine and delivery management, steering boost, a atmosphere suspension, all-wheel steering, engine sound and a evil of a involuntary atmosphere conditioning.

The new RS Q8** comes customary with 22-inch aluminum wheels in a 10-spoke star settlement with 295/40-series tires – a largest ever factory-installed on an Audi prolongation model. Optional 23-inch expel aluminum wheels in a 5 Y-spoke rotor settlement and a accumulation of colors are accessible exclusively for a RS Q8**. Behind a vast wheels is an RS stop complement with internally vented multiple disks (420 millimeters (16.5 in) adult front, 370 millimeters (14.6 in) during a rear). Their 10-inch piston calipers are embellished black as standard, though are accessible in red as an option. The calipers of a discretionary RS ceramic brakes are accessible in gray, red or blue and magnitude 440 millimeters (17.3 in) adult front and 370 millimeters (14.6 in) during a rear.

Self-confident: a exterior

With a commanding octagonal Singleframe, a RS-specific radiator grille in high shimmer black and a shimmer black RS honeycomb grille, a new Audi RS Q8** sports a strikingly poised face. This total with a plain side atmosphere inlets and a blade in high shimmer black ideally highlights a jaunty impression of a vast SUV coupe from Audi Sport GmbH.

The tilted roofline flows into a forward-canted D-pillars and rests opposite a quattro blisters above a circle arches. RS-specific trim strips in a physique tone dilate a physique by 10 millimeters (0.4 in) adult front and 5 millimeters (0.2 in) in a rear, providing space for a some-more inexhaustible track. Optional 23-inch wheels underscore a absolute coming of a RS Q8**. The continual RS sills come customary in Manhattan gray, that creates a physique seem even some-more athletic. An RS roof corner spoiler provides a distinguished finish during a top; settlement highlights closer to a highway are a RS-specific behind dress with a diffuser shave in high shimmer black and a RS-typical oval tailpipes. The RS roof corner spoiler provides downforce on a behind shaft for even change during high speeds.

The new Audi RS Q8** is accessible in a choice of 9 colors: one plain paint finish and 8 lead or pearl outcome shades. The extraneous counterpart housings come customary in black, with physique color, aluminum or CO accessible as options. The aluminum and CO styling packages set accurate accents during a radiator grille, blades, diffuser shave and behind light frame (carbon only). In multiple with a styling packages black and carbon, a Audi rings and RS logos during a front and behind are optionally accessible in black. The Audi disdainful procedure offers countless additional customization options.

Customers can name between dual opposite LED headlight configurations. The optionally coloured RS Matrix LED headlights have a three-dimensional daytime using lights signature with a digital character, identical to a LED tail lights. A light frame corroborated by a high-gloss black aspect joins a behind lights, serve emphasizing a far-reaching stance. The RS Matrix LED headlights and a behind lights embody energetic spin signals and are showcased by an fluent RS-specific animation when a automobile is sealed or unlocked.

Spacious sportiness: a interior

The interior of a new RS Q8** facilities a deliberately purify design. All elements underneath a black cloth headlining have a judicious tie and orchestrate with one another. The headlining is optionally accessible in lunar china cloth, Alcantara lunar china or Alcantara black. The slim instrument row and a strongly plane lines communicate a feeling of spaciousness. The executive component in a cockpit is a tip MMI hold response display. With a black-panel look, it roughly dissolves into a large, black aspect when switched off.

Another primary settlement component is a wide, exquisite console of a core tunnel. Framing it are settlement elements in Aluminum Race, anthracite, that underscore a sporty impression of a vast SUV coupe.

Special RS displays in a Audi practical cockpit and MMI arrangement yield information on such things as tire pressure, torque, output, temperature, path times and g-forces. The change light arrangement prompts a motorist to upshift when a rev extent is reached. The discretionary head-up display also offers several RS-specific graphics.

The competition seats in black pearl Nappa leather/Alcantara with RS embossing fit ideally into a jaunty ambiance of a vast SUV coupe. An even some-more lush choice are a RS competition seats in Valcona leather with a honeycomb settlement and RS embossing. In serve to a massage function, a RS competition seats are seperated to also yield ventilation.

They come customary in black, with options for cognac and slab gray. The dual RS settlement packages embody red or gray resisting stitching on a knee pads, steering circle rim, building mats, selector push and a edges of a chair belts. With both packages, a core console, selector push and steering circle are lonesome in Alcantara. Additional choices embody inlays in CO matt, gray ash or Aluminum Spectrum. The extended leather package also includes a tip doorway panels and takes a ambiance even serve upscale.

There is an RS trademark on a steering wheel. The bright front doorway sill trims competition an RS Q8** logo. The entirely seperated RS competition leather steering circle flattened during a bottom with change paddles also includes multifunction buttons. The motorist can directly name a new Audi expostulate name modes RS1 and RS2 around a RS-Mode button. RS-specific displays afterwards open automatically in a Audi practical cockpit.

The RS Q8** also demonstrates a uncompromised bland usability in a rear. A shifting three-seat behind dais is standard. With a chair backrests folded down, a luggage cell underneath a appetite behind induce binds adult to 1,755 liters (62.0 cu ft).

Connected for safety: a support systems and infotainment

The new Audi RS Q8** supports a motorist in many situations. The extensive operation of over 30 support systems includes such things as a adaptive journey assist, potency assist, intersection assist, line change warning and 360 grade cameras.

On a German market, a RS Q8** comes customary with a top-of-the-line infotainment system, MMI navigation plus. It includes a Audi bond information send procedure with a LTE Advanced customary and a Wi-Fi hotspot. The navigation complement learns a driver’s preferences from a routes driven and can therefore make intelligent suggestions. The online services from Audi connect supplement predictive facilities to a track formulation process.

The new RS Q8** will arrive during dealerships in Germany and other European countries during a initial entertain of 2020. The cost list for a high-performance SUV coupe starts during 127,000 euros.

Fuel expenditure of a models listed
(Information on fuel expenditure and CO2 emissions as good as potency classes in ranges depending on a tires and amalgamate circle rims used)

Audi RS Q8
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 12.1 (19.4 US mpg); Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 277 –276 (445.8 – 444.2 g/mi)