Prices have been known since October 2018: from 5.1 million rubles for a Q8 55 TFSI quattro with a 3.0 V6 engine (340 hp) There are no other modifications yet, but a three-liter turbodiesel (249 hp, 600 N • m) is included in the OTTS. The configurator allows you to collect special stages for another five million.
The stylish Audi Q8 is difficult to perceive other than Ingolstadt's belated reaction to the appearance of large crossovers with a sporty hatchback body from its direct competitors. Even the Mercedes GLE Coupe is a late child, but he is already in its fifth year. As for the BMW X6, the genre founder is preparing for the third generation change. The demand for such machines is stable, but they are not equally in demand everywhere.
Europeans buy such models three times less often than cars in the traditional station wagon form factor. Americans - seven times. But in Russia, massive cross-hatches are sold only slightly worse than the main versions of the corresponding lines. For example, over the past year 3790 X-sixths were sold against 4927 X-fifths. Mercedes has a similar picture: 2958 “compartment” GLEs and 3154 regular ones.
Audi in 2018 managed to sell 3721 "ku-seventh". The new flagship Q8 went on sale only in December and in just a month, according to official data, found 205 buyers. A good result could be even better if from the start we offer diesel modifications that are prevalent on the market. The "Eight", at least until the end of spring, will be without alternative to gasoline. At the presentation in Portugal, people from the Russian office were generally hesitant about expanding the engine range.
the interior of the A7 is unlikely to work outright. Needless to say, glossy panels are very easily soiled?
The doors are devoid of window frames. It's not a fact that it's good for winter use, but it looks cool. It is gratifying that the creators of the Q8, despite such attributes, almost never use the term "coupe" in vain - there was at least one company respecting the theory. There may be a marketing reason for this as well. After all, the relatively high ceiling does not constrain the rear passengers: there is plenty of space above their heads, it feels more than that of rivals called coupe-like.
The sofa moves in parts within about ten centimeters, varying the volume of the trunk. The cargo compartment is well-built geometrically, but you can't count on a cache underground: a deflated dock with a compressor, a minimal set of tools and a subwoofer settled there ... There are no problems with landing in the front, although I would prefer to sit lower than the chair allows. The thresholds are covered, you won't be able to get dirty. When the front doors are opened, the optional seats extend the side bolsters for easier entry and exit.
The forward visibility is satisfactory. The struts are wide, and on the left the wiper does not reach three centimeters. But the heated nozzles are built directly into the wiper arms, and on both sides. The minimum liquid consumption is achieved by feeding only along the brush stroke, so that it always moves on wet. There are no questions about the mirrors, the all-round visibility with 3D-mode, which allows you to look around, rotating the projection of the car on the screen, pleases. For some reason, the color of her body does not match the real one.