Audi's most powerful SUV RS Q8 launched at Rs 2.07 crore in India

Audi has launched its high-performance RS Q8 SUV in India at a price starting from Rs 2.07 crore ( ex-showroom, India). RS Q8 coupe SUV from Audi is it's most powerful SUV yet which has an electronically limited top speed of 250 kmph with the option to increase it to 305 kmph. Main rivals to Audi RS Q8 are Porsche cayenne turbo coupe and the Lamborghini URUS. THE RS Q8 is pricier by Rs 74 lakh then it's standard V6 powered Q8 variant which cost around Rs 1.33 crore ( ex-showroom, India). Audio also claims that the RS Q8 is also the fastest production SUV in the world and the claim is back by the performance of the SUV around the Nurburgring with a lap time of just 7 minutes and 42.2 seconds. 

Audi RS Q8
                                                              

The RS Q8 is built on the same platform as the URUS. So at the heart of the beast lies a same 4.0-litre TFSI twin-turbo V8 petrol engine which you also get in recently launched RS7 Sportback, the Lamborghini URUS, and the Porsche cayenne turbo coupe. The engine produces a massive 600hp of power and 800 Nm of torque which is less than the Lambo's 650 hp of power and 880 Nm of torque but higher than the Cayenne turbo coupe 550 hp of power and 770 Nm of torque. This engine also comes equipped with a 48V mild-hybrid system for torque assist and cylinder deactivation technology which shuts off four cylinders to maintain fuel efficiency during light load. 
Audi RS Q8

This engine comes mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and power is sent to all four wheels through Audi's Quattro all-wheel-drive system. Audio claims that the RS Q8 can do 0-100 in just 3.8 seconds. The brakes and suspension of RS Q8 are also upgraded as compared to standard Q8 to handle the additional power and torque.
Audi RS Q8


The RS Q8 gets the tech such as all-wheel steering, sports adaptive air suspension, two configurable RS Drive modes and all this packed together stands on massive 23-inch wheels. The design of RS Q8 is almost the same as the standard Q8 just the minor additions which include RS badging on the single-piece grille and dual exhaust tips. Inside, the cabin layout is also similar to the standard Q8 excepts for the RS-specific touches which establish it as an RS model like sports seat upfront, an RS steering wheel, RS-specific drive modes, RS-specific graphics for the infotainment system, and a digital instrument cluster screen which feature a lap timer, a G- force monitor and an acceleration timer. 
Audi RS Q8


The RS Q8 cabin basically encourages you to push the SUV to its the limit. And if you still don't feel to like it, there is enough to ensure you have a comfortable drive anyway like four-zone climate control. Audi's MMI infotainment system, ambient lighting, cruise control, LED headlamp, powered tailgate, 360-degree cameras, hands-free parking and more.
Audi RS Q8


Furthermore, the RS Q8 also gets an optional black styling package with blacked-out logos and also the option to add in kits such as a panoramic sunroof, Metrix led headlamps, an RS sports exhaust, a bang and Olufsen advanced sound system, electromechanical roll stabilization, heads up display and RS dynamic package plus which increase the vehicle top speed to 305 kmph.

Audi RS Q8


The RS Q8 priced right between rivals the Lamborghini URUS and the Porsche cayenne. The URUS retail for Rs 3.1 crore and the Cayenne is priced from Rs 1.19 - 1.92 crore.

Audi RS Q8



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