Audi Introduces the Q8 Concept

At the 2017 North American International Auto Show, Audi presented the dynamic, efficient and extremely comfortable Audi Q8 concept vehicle. The plug-in hybrid combines the full size of an SUV with the design ethos of a coupe, resulting in an elegant take on the classic sport utility.

 

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The Q8 concept delivers a compelling combination of performance and efficiency. A 3.0-liter TFSI combustion engine produces 333 horsepower (245 kW) and 368.8 pound-feet of torque (500 Nm), while the electric motor generates 100 kW of power and 330 Nm. The complete system produces 330 kW and 700 Nm (516.3 pound-feet) of torque.

The lithium-ion battery enables an electric range of 37.3 miles, and the total range when including the TFSI engine is up to 621.4 miles. All full charge will take roughly two-and-a-half hours.

The driver can choose one of three drive modes through a button on the flat-bottomed steering wheel. “EV” prioritizes electric driving, while the hybrid management system will generally make the drive type decision when you choose “hybrid” mode. “Battery hold” mode will save available electric energy for later use.

Audi plans to deliver a production model based upon the Q8 concept to dealerships in 2018.

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