2020 Audi RS Q8: Coupe SUV has mild hybrid twin-turbo V8

Coupe SUVs only make sense with lots of crazy power. The 2020 Audi RS Q8 has a mild hybrid 4L twin-turbo V8 gas engine and AWD, of course.


The 4L twin-turbo V8 makes 441kW (592hp), and 800Nm (590 lb-ft) between 2,200 and 4,500rpm. The 48V mild hybrid system can pause engine start until the car hits 21km/h (13mph), and allow for up to 40 seconds of coasting at speed.

The RS Q8 has 0-100km/h time of 3.8s, and a 0-200km/h time of 13.7s. The top speed is electronically limited to 250km/h (155mph).

Standard features include an 8-speed auto, 22″ wheels with 295/40 tires, adaptive air suspension, AWS, and AWD (with up to 70% of the torque sent to the front wheels or up to 85% to the rear wheels).

At the front the fender flares 10mm (0.4″) wider, and at the rear they are 5mm (0.2″) wider to accommodate the wider track.



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2020 Audi RS Q8: Coupe SUV has mild hybrid twin-turbo V8