New SUV can operate in three modes: EV (only on electricity), hybrid (combined mode) and battery hold (for the accumulation and preservation of battery power). As it was expected the car received AWD Quattro which provides the power generated by the hybrid installation to all four wheels. According to the Company, when cornering at extreme speeds, the system brakes the inside wheel, which further improves vehicle dynamics and stability. Alsp conceptual cross Audi Q8 Concept received a massive 23-inch wheels with 305/35 tires.
Finally the German car manufacturer Audi has officially unveiled a conceptual prototype of a new flagship SUV Q8 Concept the auto show in Detroit. Serial version of crossover will appear in 2018. Conceptual prototype Audi Q8 Concept is designed to give information on a future brand new full-size flagship SUV. Representatives of the German brand modestly noted that a prototype the same like the production vehicle, created on the concept base, will conquer the premium segment.
Even if we don’t see an abbreviation E-Tron in the title of Audi Q8 Concept, this logo is located on the front bumper of the novelty. It means that this is an electric car. Prototype Audi Q8 Concept is equipped with a hybrid power plant, which includes a 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged engine paired with an electric motor. All the installation is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and allows generating 443 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque.
Acceleration of flagship SUV Audi Q8 Concept from 0 to 100 km / h is 5.4 seconds, and its maximum speed is 250 km / h. Previously reported that the SUV consumes only 2.3 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers, making it one of the most economical cars in the world. The equipment of conceptual crossover includes a set of batteries located in the rear part of the car (17.9 kW / h).
In 2014, Audi presented the concept TT Sportback. The car had the front part of the German coupe but received a longer wheelbase. The result was an attractive 4-door model, which could become a competitor to Mercedes-Benz CLA. However, TT Sportback has not received the green light and was not put into mass production, and the manufacturer has decided to oppose sedan A3 to the CLA.
Nvidia and Audi will work together on creation of a fundamentally new car-robot. It was announced at CES 2017 by Nvidia CEO Jen-Sun Huang. According to the statement, the companies are planning to create a special model of Audi A8, equipped with a semi-autonomous driving system. Autonomous driving system can effectively control the car in a traffic jam, and at a speed exceeding 56 kilometers per hour.
Very soon the world public will see the premiere of new Audi Q8 Concept at the Detroit auto show. Meanwhile, the prototype of the production version was seen passing the road tests. For the first time the vehicle came into a spotlight in July last year, but that time the car was carrying the body of Q7 with wide panels.
Recently, the first spy photos of mini crossover Audi A1 appeared on the Internet. Release of the model is scheduled for 2019. It seems that the manufacturer does not want to add to the novelty any design changes compared to its predecessor.
Compact SUV Audi Q3 new generation, which world premiere will take place in the autumn of 2017 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, will get a fully electric modification. According to the publication Auto Express, citing its own sources in the leadership of the German brand, in 2018 a hybrid version of the new crossover Audi Q3 will appear on the market, and a year later the company will start selling an electric car.