Audi has pulled the wraps off its F8-concept at the Detroit motor show with a clear view on what is yet to come in its future flagship SUV, the published on the basis of the next year.
The Detroit concept sports a striking exterior design, which combines the wide footprint of an SUV with the elegant lines of a coupe. It is powered by an e-tron badge plug-in hybrid powertrain consisting of a 3.0 TFSI petrol engine, the ft produces 329bhp and 369lb and an electric motor.
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A 17.9 kWh lithium-ion battery is located on the back. There is a claimed all-electric range of 37 miles and takes two and a half hours to fully charged a 7.2 kW charger. With a full tank of fuel, the Q8 a specified maximum range of up to 621 miles.
The electric motor adds ft 134bhp and 243lb, bring to the combined system outputs 443bhp and 516lb ft, which is enough for the Q8 hits 62 mph from rest in just 5.4 sec and go on to a limited top speed of 155 mph.
The concept uses an eight-speed tiptronic automatic transmission with quattro permanent all-wheel drive. It has a torque control system, improve mobility, during braking in a curve the inner wheel when cornering at speed.
The car is a five-link, adaptive air suspension-front and rear. Adjustable damping control, the driver can switch from comfort to firmer Sport mode, with which you can increase various settings or lower the car by as much as 90 mm.
In 5020mm long and width 2040mm, the F8 is a need for the concept of space is greater than a Range Rover, but it’s 210mm is 1700mm shorter. The car has a wheelbase of 3000mm, the 78mm is more than a Range Rover, and he rides 23in twotone alloy wheels are sitting inside bulging wheel arches.
Similar to the smaller Q2, Audi Designer, the arches have to give the lower section of the car a muscular stance. The wheels 305mm-wide tires and feature intertwining Y spokes. The concept also has brake discs 20in ceramic.
An octagonal grid is greater than the built-in to all current production Audi, has dominated the concept of the front-end. It has a honeycomb pattern inlay and extends downwardly in the direction of the front bumper, where the blade is undercut by a aluminum.
The F8 is the headlights follow the lines of the grille and the bonnet and are equipped with digital-Matrix laser technology, the project one million pixels on the road. There are also LED daytime running lights that double as dynamic indicators, mounted within the headlamp clusters.
At the rear, the taillights stretch across the entire width of the car and the use of LED technology allows the individual strips of the lights to act as brake lights and dynamic indicators. Both the black panel that is mounted to the light bar and the car is the C-pillars are supposedly inspired by the Ur-quattro of 1980.
The frameless doors are opened by touch-sensors that detect the presence of a hand or a Finger, and then open the doors automatically at a defined angle.
In the interior of the Q8 concept four fine nappa leather-and nubuck-leather seats-wrapped, and the Audi Virtual Cockpit technology. The digital displays are under the guidance of 12.3 in TFT screen, with a new design for its menus, and working with augmented reality project, virtual graphics over the windscreen. In addition, the Q8 is a 630-Liter Luggage compartment — 80 liters larger than the Range Rover. The Q8 concept inspired, a version, the production is due to the sale next year.
The Q8 is planned to be built in the Volkswagen plant in Bratislava, in Slovakia, in addition to the current Q7 and future versions of the Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg.
It is expected that a starting price of around £60,000, and £ 12,000 more than the existing Q7.
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