Uncompromising Design and Capability, 2019 Audi Q8 is the New Top Premium SUV

source: Audi of America Commanding on-road presence featuring a dynamic roofline and design cues from the original Audi Ur quattro Generous interior, with seating for up to five passengers and class-leading cargo capacity with rear seats folded New 3.0-liter V6 engine delivers dynamic driving, and suite of available driver assistance systems help drivers confidently navigate the road and traffic HERNDON, Va. – Offering the functional practicality of an SUV, the dynamic ...

Audi RS Q8. It’s Been Spied. Now, It’s Been Rendered.

There's no question the market has embraced crossovers wholeheartedly. While more traditional car enthusiasts still prefer low-slung sedans, Avants and even sports cars, sales numbers simply don't lie. Such a transition of consumer tastes means crossovers like the new Audi Q8 are critical to the well-being of the four rings brand. Not surprisingly then, Audi Sport appears to be readying an RS variant. Spy photos suggest Audi's not just considering the model. If read correctly, a bonkers f...

Audi Q8 in Real Life and Galaxy Blue

Audi AG revealed that Q8 ordering is now open this morning... at least for Germany and Europe, and that brings with it some new online content for those eagerly anticipating this crossover Q-ship. For starters, the Audi.de Q8 configurator is operational (German language only). Also, fully consumer spec Q8s are now being spotted. The Q8 you see here is on display at the Audi Forum Neckarsulm. One of Audi's two main delivery centers, Neckarsulm is both a regular stopping point for some very...

Audi Q8 Now Available for Order in Europe

source: Audi AG The Audi Q8 combines the best of two worlds – the elegance of a four-door luxury coupe and the convenient versatility of a large SUV. The generously dimensioned interior with variable luggage compartment, state-of-the-art operating and suspension technologies as well as intelligent assistance systems make the Audi Q8 a convincing companion for business and leisure. With the permanent quattro all-wheel drive and a ground clearance of up to 254 millimeters (10.0 in...

The Q8 Has Broken Cover At The Audi Brand Summit in China- Here Are The Official Photos

[source: Audi AG] This morning, photos were leaked online of the new undisguised Q8. Shortly afterwards, the Q8 was officially revealed at Audi Brand Summit in Shenzhen. Read the press release below. The new face of the Q family: the Audi Q8 Expressive design with new Singleframe and features from the original Audi quattro Generous, elegant interior, touch operating concept and high-tech navigation All-wheel steering and quattro drive for agile handling and best traction ...

Car and Driver: Going for a Spin in Audi’s New Flagship SUV

[source: Car and Driver] It is extremely bold, with a gaping front grille, a wide body, sculpted fenders, a crisp coupelike profile, and a slim horizontal taillight strip: We are standing in front of a prototype of the 2019 Audi Q8, which is poised to lead the growing SUV portfolio of the Volkswagen Group’s premium luxury brand. Read the rest of the story HERE

‘Audi Q8 Unleashed’ Series Drops Initial Episodes

So it appears the Audi Q8 Unleashed video series hosted over on the Q8.audi microsite have been... well... unleashed. As we mentioned when the microsite first dropped, it appears Audi is tapping its inner Netflix with this particular marketing effort. It's got all of the feel of a Netflix series with high production value backdrops, credits to Four Rings Studios, quick flashbacks to let you know what you missed in the last three minute episode should you not be binge watching them. ...

More Audi Q8 Drawings Revealed

The rollout for the new Audi Q8 crossover continues, this week with two new drawings from the Audi design team dropped on the model's current microsite at q8.audi. As is known thus far, the Q8 will be a new more sporting crossover that slots above the Q7. In as much, it'll be the Audi brand's crossover q-ship. Figure more luxury and more performance. While the Q8 is all that's being promoted right now, we know from press rumors and spy photography that hotter versions are expected. Li...

New ‘Q8 Unleashed’ Series by Four Rings Studios

Audi appears to be making like Netflix with one key element in the upcoming Q8 reveal. As part of the Q8.Audi microsite just launched, it shared a trailer and episodic outline of a series dubbed Q8 Unleashed. At this point, most Audi enthusiasts know what to expect from the Q8. It'll take over the reigns (from the Q7) as the Audi brand's crossover Q-ship. What it may give up on interior volume of the Q7, it will make back in luxury, performance and sex appeal... the latter as measured in...

Audi Readies Q8 for Reveal

One need only to look at Audi's monthly sales charts to have no doubt that crossovers are the hottest thing going in the automotive segment. And, while Audi isn't ready as Ford is to give in on the value of cars, it is prepared to stake its claim at the top of the crossover segment. Enter the Q8. It's not like the Q8 was a secret. Audi has hinted at its Q-ship style, performance and luxury-minded entry meant to slot in above the Q7, more crossover on par with its flagship A8 than comforta...

Teaser Video of the Q8…in Glowing Tape

[source: Audi AG] Editor's note: Audi has released both a teaser video and a longer video of their new flagship SUV. We ran spy photos of the Q8 from Motor1.com and the SQ8 from Motor Trend  earlier this year. The Q8 is expected to launched this summer and is positioned above the Q7. The new Audi Q8 is still top secret - a challenge for the Audi design team, to give a little first glimpse of the first and largest SUV luxury coupe. In order not to reveal too much, the designers tu...

Mostly Uncovered Spy Shots of the Audi Q8 by Motor1.com

words: Bill Cho, photos: Motor1.com (above) and Audi Germany (below) Motor1.com gives us photos of the upcoming Q8. Mostly uncamouflaged, they show all sides of the exterior and a couple of interior shots from a previous shoot. Check out all the shots after the jump on Motor1.com [gallery columns="7" ids="7186,7187,7188,7189,7190,7191,7192"]

Is The R8 Dead in 2020?

words: Bill Cho, photos: Audi AG An upsetting report from Automobile Magazine earlier today stated that Audi will phase out the R8 in 2020 when the next generation Lamborghini Huracán arrives. The R8 e-tron and the 1,000hp Scorpion supercar are also shelved. But there is good news with talk of the range topping RS Q8 so not all is doom and gloom. Read the article Audi Sport's Near Future on automobilemag.com after the jump.