20 Aug 2020: Audi's most-powerful SUV is launching in India on August 27
German automaker Audi is all set to launch its most-powerful SUV ever, the RS Q8, in India on August 27.
The upcoming model will boast a new rakish design, a luxurious cabin laced with an advanced assortment of tech features, and a powerful 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine.
Notably, the bookings for the Audi RS Q8 are already live in the country.
Here's our roundup.
Styling: Audi RS Q8: At a glance
The Audi RS Q8 will have a bold and striking design, featuring a glossy black single-frame grille, sleek projector headlights, revamped bumpers, and a hefty-looking bonnet.
On the sides, the SUV will be flanked by blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, as well as 22-inch alloy wheels.
The rear section will sport a diffuser, quad exhaust pipes, an RS-branded spoiler, and a full-width LED taillight setup.
Interiors: Inside the cabin
The RS Q8 will offer a luxurious five-seater cabin with premium upholstery, decorative inlays, automatic climate control, and a flat-bottom steering wheel.
The SUV will also sport a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, dual center displays (10.1-inch upper and 8.6-inch lower), and a 730W Bang & Olufsen sound system.
On the safety front, it will provide multiple airbags, ABS with ESC, and a rear-view camera.
Engine: Power and performance
The RS Q8 will be powered by a BS6-compliant 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 petrol engine that produces 600hp of maximum power and 800Nm of peak torque.
The motor will come mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission gearbox and Quattro all-wheel-drive system.
According to the automaker, the SUV can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 3.8 seconds and has a top-speed of 305km/h.
Fact: Pricing and availability
The pricing and availability details of the Audi RS Q8 will be announced at the launch event on August 27. However, it is expected to be priced at around Rs. 2 crore. Once launched, it will take on Porsche Cayenne Coupe and BMW X6 M.