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Need to know

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The RS Q8’s 4.0-litre biturbo V8 engine produces an impressive 592bhp, allowing for an astonishing 0-60mph time of 3.6 seconds.

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The RS Q8 was the first and remains the only full-size Audi SUV that has received the ‘RS’ treatment.

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The RS Q8 boasts a vast list of standard equipment, with highlights including 22-inch alloy wheels, an RS-specific adaptive air suspension setup and ventilated and heated sports seats.

RS Q8 range

RS Q8

Available from stock only

  • 22” '10-spoke star' Audi Sport alloy wheels

  • RS Audi Drive Select

  • RS Specific styling

  • Valcona leather RS Front Super Sport seats

  • Inlays in Aluminium Spectrum

RS Q8 Carbon Black

Available from stock only

  • 23" '5-Y-spoke rotor' Audi Sport alloy wheels

  • RS Sport exhaust system

  • Carbon Styling Pack

  • Matt Carbon twill inlays

  • Grey RS Interior Styling Pack

RS Q8 Vorsprung

Available from stock only

  • 23" '5-Y-spoke rotor' Diamond cut Sport alloys

  • Panoramic glass sunroof

  • Front seat ventilation with massage function

  • Polished Oak inlays with grey finish

  • Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound System

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One of the fastest and most capable performance SUVs ever made, the Audi RS Q8 is a fantastic halo model. Offering vast levels of performance, it combines that with a brilliantly usable interior and impressive levels of practicality. It may carry a price premium, but performance SUVs don’t get much better than this.


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Design

Audi’s flagship Q8 arrived to add some extra style and glamour to the large SUV segment, and the RS Q8 adds a further dimension to that thanks to its far sportier focus and more aggressive styling.

Worked on and developed by Audi Sport, it might have a fire-breathing focus, but it has lost none of the Q8’s everyday comfort and usability. This is very much a performance SUV that can double up as a family car.

Audi RSQ8

The regular Q8 is already a bold-looking SUV, but Audi takes things up a notch with the RS Q8. Huge 22-inch alloy wheels are fitted as standard, with higher-spec versions getting even more imposing 23-inch rims.

Audi RSQ8

It looks suitably more aggressive than the regular Q8 as well, thanks to RS-specific elements  such as a Manhattan grey rear diffuser insert and front spoiler lip, along with the trademark RS roof spoiler and dual branch tailpipes. The grille also gets a smart honeycomb finish, while the widened wheel arches highlight that this is no regular Q8.

Tech

As Audi’s flagship performance SUV, the RS Q8 is kitted out with all of the brand’s latest technology. The interior gets the brand’s upmarket MMI Navigation Plus and MMI Touch, incorporating a 10.1-inch main touchscreen with 3D city model mapping and a lower 8.6-inch display that controls the climate settings and heated seats, for example. 


As you rise through the trim levels, the level of technology really builds, too, with the top-spec Vorsprung equipped with soft-closing doors, a 17-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system and adaptive cruise assist.


Audi RSQ8

Engines & Performance

The heart of the RS Q8 is its 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 TFSI engine, which is combined with an eight-speed tiptronic automatic gearbox delivering power to all wheels via Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system. Performance figures stand at a significant 592bhp and 800Nm of torque. 


The RS Q8 also uses a 48-volt mild-hybrid system that can recover energy and store it in a compact battery to improve performance and efficiency.

Audi RSQ8

Statistics

As Audi’s flagship performance SUV, the RS Q8 has to be quick, and it more than delivers. Accelerating from 0-60mph takes just 3.6 seconds, while the top speed is electronically limited to 155mph. These are figures capable of rivalling many supercars on the market. 

Unsurprisingly, fuel efficiency isn’t the RS Q8’s strong point. Audi claims fuel economy figures of just 20.9-21.2mpg, while CO2 emissions stand at 301-306g/km.

0-60 mph

3.6 seconds

Top speed

155mph

CO2 emissions

301-306g/km

All vehicles are tested according to WLTP technical procedures. Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption, CO2 and equivalent electric range figures with other vehicles tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles, vehicle load (and, for battery electric vehicles, the starting charge of the battery).