Sitting alongside its Q8 55 TFSI sibling, the new Q8 50 TDI offers the same bold exterior design with power now delivered by a highly efficient mild-hybrid technology equipped 3.0 V6 TDI engine.
“The Q8 is characterised by its aggressive and contemporary design language, and it also boasts an incredible level of standard features inside and out,” said Shawn Ticehurst, Product Planning and Pricing Director.
“We are pleased to now offer the 50 TDI variant in the Q8 range, given the popularity of powerful and efficient diesel engines in this segment,” said Mr Ticehurst.
The Audi Q8 50 TDI produces 210 kW and 600 Nm of torque from it’s 3.0-litre TDI V6 engine, capable of going from 0 – 100 km/h in an impressive 6.3 seconds. Only one gearbox is available, and thankfully it’s the smooth-shifting eight-speed tiptronic automatic transmission with quattro all-wheel drive technology. The 48 Volt mild-hybrid technology (MHEV) also helps save up to 0.7 litres per 100km.
With no fewer than 39 driver assistance systems to provide both active and passive safety protection for occupants, safety is definitely high on the Q8’s priority list. Some standard highlights include Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Adaptive drive assist (adaptive cruise control with stop & go, with traffic jam assist), lane departure warning, pre-sense front and rear, lane change warning, cross traffic assist rear, Head-up display and 360 degree cameras, including kerb view for easy manoeuvring. Both Audi Q8 50 TDI and 55 TFSI models have been awarded a 5-star ANCAP safety rating.
A generous amount of standard equipment includes:
- S line exterior package, with 21-inch alloy wheels
- LED headlights with high beam assist
- Adaptive suspension with damper control
- Electric opening/closing tailgate
- MMI Navigation plus with MMI touch response and Audi virtual cockpit
- Audi connectplus, smartphone interface and wireless charging
- DAB+ digital radio
- Audi sound system (10 speakers, 6ch amplifier, 180w)
- Audi music interface with 2x rear USB outlets
- Electrically adjustable/foldable exterior mirrors, with heating and memory
- Electrically adjustable seats in Valcona leather, with 4-way lumbar support
- Front seat ventilation and heating
- Sliding rear bench seat with 40:20:40 split fold
- Convenience key
In addition, the $11,100 Premium plus package includes 22-inch alloy wheels in 5-arm design ($1000 additional for 22″ alloy wheels in 5-V-spoke design) , Adaptive air suspension, HD Matrix LED headlights, Privacy glass, 17-speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system, 4-zone air conditioning with rear touch control panel and the colour interior lighting package.
Buyers can also option the Full leather package for $8900, that brings a suite of additional items in fine Nappa leather.
The Audi Q8 50 TDI comes with Audi’s service plan package, priced at $2,040 for three years or $2,960 for five years.
The Audi Q8 50 TDI quattro is on-sale now, available to purchase through the new Audi online purchase platform which offers customers the convenience of reserving their Audi vehicle from the comfort of their own home via audi.com.au.
|Q8 50 TDI quattro||210kW||$129,900|
|Q8 55 TFSI quattro||250kW||$129,900|
(*Manufacturer List Pricing [MLP] – excludes dealer delivery and government statutory charges)