- Audi is giving the Q8 a refresh for 2024. The updated version will have a redesigned front end featuring a sleeker grille, eye-catching headlights, and larger air intakes.
- The Q8 has a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine, while the SQ8 has a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine, and both remain the same.
- The 2024 Q8 and SQ8 will be available for purchase in the United States this winter. Pricing and complete specifications for the U.S. market will be announced shortly.
The 2024 rendition of the electric Audi Q8 e-tron has undergone a striking transformation, gracing us with a refined front facade, featuring a more slender grille and intricately redesigned lighting components. Meanwhile, Audi is embarking on a rejuvenation journey for its gasoline-powered Q8, harmonizing its aesthetics with its electric counterpart. This metamorphosis includes the adoption of narrower headlights and a reimagined grille, ushering in a fresh visual identity.
In the realm of high-performance, the indomitable SQ8 makes its triumphant return for the 2024 season, equipped with its robust 4.0-liter V-8 powertrain, promising an exhilarating driving experience that transcends conventional boundaries.
The transformations made to the 2024 Audi Q8’s exterior are nuanced yet collectively culminate in bestowing upon this crossover a more sophisticated and refined frontal appearance. The grille exhibits a diminished degree of angularity compared to its predecessor, seamlessly harmonizing with the headlamp assembly, evoking a design reminiscent of the Q8 e-tron, where the grille seamlessly integrates with the luminous elements.
The front bumper’s air inlets have undergone a significant enlargement, and an entirely new exhaust configuration has been introduced across the entire model range. In the case of the SQ8 variant, it proudly adorns an entirely reimagined front spoiler and rear diffuser. The grille, sideview mirrors, and air intakes bear a distinctive accentuation with the application of lustrous aluminum detailing. For those seeking a more menacing aesthetic, optional packages offer the opportunity to clothe the window trim, bumper trim, and grille in a glossy black finish, endowing the Q8 with a rather sinister countenance.
Audi’s meticulous attention extends to the lighting elements as well. The layout of the Matrix LED headlights has been thoughtfully reworked, and for those desiring enhanced illumination, the Q8 now offers the option of advanced laser headlights, significantly amplifying the reach of its high beams. The apex-tier models boast daytime running lights that possess the ability to transition between four distinct lighting signatures, all of which can be effortlessly controlled via the intuitive infotainment screen. Furthermore, the rear light bar presents a more minimalist design, now offering compatibility with Audi’s cutting-edge digital OLED lighting units.
Likewise with the electric e-tron models, the internal combustion Q8 presently shows its model name and trim level on the B-point of support. Five new wheel plans are accessible, estimating somewhere in the range of 21 and 23 creeps in breadth. The Q8 likewise gains three new varieties, including the eye-getting Sakhir Gold seen here. Inside, the Q8 offers a few new materials and Audi has additionally extended the rundown of applications that work with its infotainment framework, including outsider applications like Spotify.
The Q8’s motors keeps on being propelled by the equivalent turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6, which highways 335 strength and 369 pound-feet of force through an eight-speed programmed transmission to each of the four wheels. The motor is likewise enhanced by a 48-volt cross breed help framework that recovers energy under slowing down, smooths out the beginning stop include, and can permit the vehicle to drift for as long as 40 seconds all at once with the motor off.
The SQ8 actually packs a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 that produces an intense 500 drive and 568 pound-feet of force. Like the lesser Q8s, the S model purposes an eight-speed programmed and all-wheel drive, yet additionally offers a force vectoring back differential and dynamic enemy of roll bars. Steel spring suspension is still standard on the Q8, but buyers can upgrade to adaptive air suspension and rear-wheel steering to make their SUV more agile. The SQ8 gets air springs, versatile dampers, and back tire controlling as standard.
The revived Q8 will go discounted in the US this colder time of year, and estimating and more definite U.S. particulars will be accessible soon. We don’t anticipate a significant price increase for the 2024 model because of the subtle changes. The Q8 is expected to start around $75,000, while the SQ8 is likely to start in the high-$90,000 range.