Audi Q8 Sets a New Standard for the Audi Crossover Lineup

No sooner had it showed up here on Temecula Center Drive than the full-size SUV was already proposing a trifecta of ideals for what defines premium.

For one, Audi Q8 offers the practicality of a sport utility, to be sure. You can look forward, for instance, to cargo capacity at the top of the class, up to 67.5 cubic feet, and you can access the hold easily via an available power tailgate. Moreover, the SUV features a monstrous 7,700-pound towing capacity, enough for anything from a pair of dirt bikes or jet skis to a powerboat, second vehicle, or even a camper. But it's also the height of upscale. Sumptuous contoured seating for up to five passengers comes in available Valcona leather, a lap of luxury only optional heating and ventilation, 18-way power-adjustability, massage functionality, and passenger settings memory can enhance.

Secondly, the new Q8 delivers on the sleek, sloping design lines evocative of a coupe, but with looks that call back likewise to the original and legendary Audi Ur Quattro of 1980s fame. Frameless doors set the mood, highlighting a dynamic roofline that culminates in curvaceous D-pillars. Its aesthetics come together, however, in an evolved Singleframe® grille with a striking octagonal design, which features six vertical struts, evincing muscularity behind a chrome sheen. All else may be an annotation, but it's an attention-commanding one nonetheless.

Finally, 2019 Q8 has all the driving dynamics of a sports car. That's thanks, in part, to a high-performance twin-scroll turbocharged 3.0-liter TFSI® V6, capable of delivering 335 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque effectively via an eight-speed tiptronic® transmission suited to the low-end torque range. The result is a blistering zero to 60 mph in as little as 5.6 seconds. Factor in the confidence of standard quattro® all-wheel drive, ride-tailoring owing to Audi Drive Select, a responsive adaptive damping suspension, and options like all-wheel steering, and it becomes the whole package.

Of course, there's more to this picture of crossover performance. Check out the new 2019 Audi Q8 for yourself right here at Audi Temecula. Give us a call or stop by for a visit, and we'll schedule you for a test drive sure to make an impression!

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