We occur to assume the Audi RS Qeight is likely one of the best-looking SUVs presently available on the market, however are its abilities greater than pores and skin deep? Doug DeMuro is right here to reply that query.
Very similar to the Lamborghini Urus, which is the VW Group’s sportiest tremendous SUV, the RS Q8 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8. Whereas it will be good to see extra selection within the performance-focused vary of engines that the German group gives to its varied manufacturers, engine sharing is widespread these days.
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Within the Urus, this engine is sweet for 641 hp and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) of torque, whereas within the Audi, which begins at $113,000 within the U.S., it’s rated at 591 hp and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm). Positive, that’s lower than its Italian sibling however greater than sufficient for an SUV. Moreover, not like the Lamborghini, the RS Q8’s engine works alongside a 48-volt electrical system that makes it a gentle hybrid able to shutting off the engine and coasting.
The inside of the RS Q8 has a very engaging design and comes with heaps of angular surfaces and sharp edges. Key options embody a digital instrument cluster, a big infotainment display and a secondary touchscreen that’s used to manage the HVAC system. Sadly, the dashboard of the SUV is dominated by piano black trim, making it an absolute fingerprint magnet.