2019 Audi Q8 User Guide PDF Download – In Audi-speak, 8 means flagship, like the A8 and the R8. The German firm has just been added a third and final pillar called Q8 to its Navy’s top range models, and Digital Trends traveled to the vast Atacama desert in Chile to verify it.
2019 Audi Q8 User Guide PDF Download
Presented in June, the Q8 will not be on sale in the United States until the end of 2018, so it is too early to tell what will happen and it will not come as standard. Audi has not released pricing information, but we speculate that it will start near $70,000. When it lands, it will compete in the same segment as the Range Rover Sport of Land Rover, Maserati Levante and the Porsche Cayenne. Buyers also more swoopier compare it inevitably to rivals such as the BMW X 6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe.
INTERIOR AND CEILING
The design of the interior of the Q8 makes sitting at the wheel feel like carrying a Chair in a cab, especially with a desert background. Filming crews could film a sequel of Mad Max in this scenario. The widespread use of straight lines reinforces this effect.
Audi added a thin and elegant edge Strip chrome in the top of the Board to highlight the sense of width of the Q8, and installed a genuine metal frame to frame the center console. Each party within the visual or tactile line driver feels as if it belonged to a luxury car, and we found no noticeable signs of cost reduction. The Q8 maintains the reputation of Audi Interior quality do feel as well as the latest Porsche Cayenne.
Software information and newest entertainment of Audi, which we have previously called as one of the best systems in the sector, reappears in the Q8. It is built around a touch screen of 10.1 inches with haptic feedback, which means that it emits a small vibration to confirm that he pressed an icon. We like the shallow menus that make it easy to find a configuration, and we love the drag and drop function. Why not all car manufacturers offer this? You can move an icon around the screen by pressing down for approximately one second, as in a Smartphone or a Tablet, and set bookmarks.
Shoppers looking for the integration of smart phones will not be disappointed. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility is standard, and Audi developed an application that allows the owners lock or unlock the car remotely, set the climate control, set a destination in navigation and even adjust the seats. Audi MMI Connect call, the application works with Android and Apple devices.
The second screen in the center console replaces the knobs, buttons and dials normally required to operate the climate control system. The result is a clean, crisp and appearance of high technology that only you would have found in a futuristic car concept a few years ago. Dual-display configuration also makes sure the dashboard is almost free of buttons, although we applaud Audi for keeping an old volume control; Some things should not change, and the volume knob is one of them.
The Q8 progresses in an evolution of the platform that underpins the Q7, but is shorter, lower and a bit wider. The two models share the same wheelbase. The roots of the SUV of the family of the Q8 allow you to offer a roomy interior for both people and equipment, especially when compared with rivals more focused on a line of type fastback roof style. We are watching you, X 6. Two full-size adults can sit in the second row without feeling burdened, even with a pair of six feet to the front. The trunk space is recorded in 21.4 cubic feet with two rows of seats to the left and a generous 62 cubes with the second row folded flat.
The Q8 is the first chapter of a book which will then include SQ8 and RS Q8, both with V8 power high-performance variants. We are not yet there. The standard Q8 comes with a V6 engine turbocharged 3.0 liter that generates 335 horsepower and 368 lb / ft of torque. Send power to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive Audi quattro system. The division of front torque / 40/60 rear gives the Q8 skewed back operation in normal driving conditions.
In comparison, the BMW X 6 offers a base of six horsepower and six horsepower engine. Cross the street to the dealer of Land Rover and Range Rover Sport base brings to the table a 340 horsepower supercharged V6. At Porsche, the Cayenne begins with a 335-HP V6.
The Q8 is in the same stadium than their rivals in the performance Department. It is important to remember that 335 horses need to move around 4,700 pounds, but despite the altitude of the roads, we are at the Q8 and we feel very fast out of line, especially with the management changed to dynamic mode selector. Specific suspension settings of the model will help deliver a driving experience more attractive than the Q7 which is based, although we wish electromechanical address support to offer more sensation. It enters a corner with stride, shows a surprising level of lateral grip, and exits confidently thanks to a thick torque available nearly throughout the speed range.
Our test car came with the optional air suspension, which helps to highlight the scope of the personality of the Q8. One minute, we were in the Andes mountains going up, up and away with the Q8 buttoned in dynamic mode. We then headed by Chilean flame on a dirt road that looked like the kind of surface that automakers replicate in their tracks from test to test the longevity of their suspension systems.
Dynamic not would have cut it, so we opted for the comfort to smooth the surface of the road. It is not magic, and will not cause a dirt road feel like the German Autobahn, but raises the body for a greater distance to the ground and softens the shock absorbers to provide a more compatible walk.
We noticed two consistent regardless of the driving mode or the road surface. First, the interior of the Q8 is surprisingly quiet. Too quiet, almost; This is a performance model and we would like to hear more from six cylinders. Secondly, the eight-speed transmission has a special ability to find the right gear at the right time. We ignore the shifters mounted on the steering wheel during the greater part of our journey, regardless of whether we were passing a bus to bring tourists to a resort in the desert, or driving through snow and mud at 15,000 feet.
Speaking of snow and mud, Audi emphasizes that the Q8 is one designed all-terrain vehicle around, not an off-road performance capable of facing the Rubicon Trail. Get a Jeep Wrangler if that is what you are looking for. But, to use credibly SUV label, the Q8 should offer at least something like the ability to off road.
Our time behind the wheel included a season in a field all terrain in the vast and arid Atacama desert, which gave us the opportunity to test the skill of the Q8 and technology to its around. To select another mode of management called, appropriately, Off Road prepares car to venture off the pavement to raise the air suspension to its maximum height for a greater distance to the ground. The central touch screen becomes a command center that shows an inclinometer, angle of direction and geographical data as the altitude. Properly configured, the Q8 helped us climb (and, significantly, down) the sandy slopes not we would have dared to approach in a cross from automobile.
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