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New for the U.S. market, the 4.0-liter TFSI® twin-turbo V8 engine is capable of generating up to 500 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to sprint from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds.
The twin-turbocharged SUV routes power via an eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission, sending power to all four wheels via Audi’s quattro® all-wheel drive.
The SQ8 offers available active roll stabilization, using the vehicle’s 48V electrical system to turn into corners more flatly. This allows the SQ8 to have a comfortable ride without compromising spirited driving dynamics.
Standard all-wheel steering turns the front and rear wheels in the opposite directions to reduce the vehicle’s turning circle and turns them the same direction at highway speeds for enhanced stability.
The SQ8 is equipped with standard quattro® all-wheel drive, offering high-precision handling through active torque distribution to both axles. In regular driving situations, the quattro® all-wheel-drive system delivers 60 percent of the torque to the rear axle and 40 percent to the front.
Offered as part of the SQ8 Sport Package, the quattro® sport differential offers a dynamic driving experience and enhances cornering agility by actively splitting torque between each of the rear wheels, with the ability to direct nearly all torque to one wheel.
Paying homage to the Audi Sport quattro coupe of the 1980s, the design language of the SQ8 is highlighted by pronounced wheel arches and gently inclined C-pillars. The light strip that comprises the rear LED tail light signature is also reminiscent of cues from the original sports coupe.
The SQ8 exemplifies today’s Audi SUV design language with a muscular octagonal Singleframe® grille, standard LED headlights and frameless doors.
The SQ8 features a unique rear diffuser with quad exhaust outlets.
In the U.S., Alu-optic design elements are offered for the first time around the grille as well as the mirror caps, signifying an S model. Standard equipment wheels are 21-inch, 10-V-spoke S-design with all-season tires.
The available Black-optic Package includes 22-inch Audi Sport 5-V-spoke anthracite wheels with all-season tires, black exterior accents that complement the mirror caps, roof rails and Singleframe® grille.
The SQ8 comes standard LED headlights with LED taillights and dynamic turn signals or can be equipped with available HD Matrix-design LED headlights with full LED taillights. When equipped with the available HD-Matrix design headlights, fast-moving light animations play in the headlights and taillights when the vehicle is locked and unlocked.
Driver-focused interior, comfort for five
The dashboard in the SQ8 is angled toward the driver, creating a driver-centric cockpit. The three dimensional architecture around the MMI® touch response system includes an air vent strip that spans the width of the dashboard, underlined by black panel elements and nearly uninterrupted inlays.
In the dark, the multicolor contour lights trace the design lines of the interior and provides backlight for the quattro badge above the glove compartment.
The SQ8 features a heated, 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel with the S emblem.
The SQ8 also comes with perforated, heated and ventilated Valcona leather S sport seats with diamond stitching.
Available features include extended leather, massaging front seats functions and heated rear seats.
Available interior leather colors include black, Rotor Gray and Arras Red.
Aluminum Spectrum interior trim is standard. Also available are Gray Oak high-gloss wood and Carbon Vector interior trims.
The SQ8 has standard seating for five passengers, with generous space in the rear. Cargo space is further enhanced by sliding, split-folding 40/20/40 rear seatbacks with adjustable recline.
Four-zone automatic climate control, panoramic sunroof and interior lighting package come as standard equipment.
Displays and infotainment
Standard second-generation Audi virtual cockpit featuring a 12.3-inch display offers HD resolution of 1920 x 720 pixels. The virtual cockpit helps enhance the infotainment and navigating experience through the large satellite imagery or 3D city maps (requires Audi connect® PRIME subscription) supported with 4G LTE (where available).
The MMI® touch response system is displayed over two large, high-resolution touch displays (10.1” top, 8.6” bottom) that are used for navigation functions in addition to the lower display’s controls for climate control, comfort and convenience functions and for natural handwriting input with whole-word recognition.