Sports Activity Coupes have become very popular from the start, and therefore nearly all car manufacturers are planning to add at least one model of this type. German automaker Audi announced this possibility a long time ago, and as we have heard, they will enter into the SAC segment sometime next year. They will offer an all-new 2017 Audi Q8 that will be their biggest and coolest SUV. Compared to the Q7, the new coupe-like Q8 crossover will be even bigger. Newest information says that the vehicle shares the platform with the Q7, but it will be stretched to 200 inches.
2017 Audi Q8: Coupe-Like Design and A8-Like Interior
Range-topping 2017 Audi Q8 will be will feature lot of details from the astonishing Prologue concept, so we expect some fine sculptures on the body, and primarily more aerodynamic finishes. The front end will likely get a huge grille and narrowly stylized headlights, while the roof must feature coupe-like treatment. Inside, this SUV should become even more interesting. Cab layout could be similar to one that we saw in A8 sedan, which means it will have Alcantara leather trims and possibly some aluminum inserts. Technology part of the crossover will contain the newest MMI infotainment system, as well as a large TFT screen in the center. We also expect a unique digital gauge cluster.
2017 Audi Q8: Engines and Transmission
Audi’s engine department won’t be overly occupied with the SUV. It is because the 2017 Audi Q8 gets already proven V-6, V-8, and W-12 units, and likely one all-electric and one plug-in hybrid option. Still, one of the most exciting engines will be a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 mill. With this engine that delivers 435 horsepower, the Q8 will be able to achieve the outstanding performance, which will be additionally fueled by an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
2017 Audi Q8: Price Range
This kind vehicle has its price of course, but as we have found out, this won’t be too high. The estimates say that the all-new Audi Q8 should cost between $60,000 and $70,000, depending on the market.