Home Auto-Moto Unbelievable! You won’t believe what happened during our FIRST DRIVE of the mind-blowing 2024 Audi Q8! Find out why it’s breaking all the records – EXCLUSIVE CAR REVIEWS!

Unbelievable! You won’t believe what happened during our FIRST DRIVE of the mind-blowing 2024 Audi Q8! Find out why it’s breaking all the records – EXCLUSIVE CAR REVIEWS!

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Unbelievable! You won’t believe what happened during our FIRST DRIVE of the mind-blowing 2024 Audi Q8! Find out why it’s breaking all the records – EXCLUSIVE CAR REVIEWS!

Auto123 First Test Drive: The 2024 Audi Q8

The 2024 Audi Q8 has recently undergone a discreet redesign, giving it a more streamlined and elegant look. The changes are mainly aesthetic, with a redesigned grille, reworked headlamps featuring Matrix LED technology, and a choice of front grille colors. The rear of the vehicle also features a simpler overall design. Additionally, Audi now offers a variety of new body colors for the Q8.

2024 Audi Q8, profile

2024 Audi Q8, profile

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The Interior Design

The interior design of the 2024 Audi Q8 remains subtle yet sophisticated. The upper and lower screens in the center console are retained, along with the digital data cluster in front of the driver. Audi has also introduced new features such as live traffic information and the ability to select different light signatures for the front and rear of the vehicle. There are also new decorative elements available in the cabin.

2024 Audi Q8, interior

2024 Audi Q8, interior

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2024 Audi Q8, second row of seats

2024 Audi Q8, second row of seats

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Technology and Safety

The 2024 Audi Q8 is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including a three-screen approach featuring wireless integration and the Digital Cockpit dashboard. The voice control system, although not the most modern compared to its rivals, is still effective. The Q8 also offers numerous driving aids and safety features, which vary depending on the chosen version.

2024 Audi Q8, three-quarters front

2024 Audi Q8, three-quarters front

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Versions and Configurations

In Canada, the 2024 Audi Q8 is available in three versions: Q8 55 TFSI quattro Progressiv, Q8 55 TFSI Technik, and SQ8 Quattro. Each version offers various features and customization options, including different wheel sizes and additional packages for enhanced performance and luxury.

Powertrain

The 2024 Audi Q8 is powered by a 3.0L V6 turbo engine that delivers 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. The Q8 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.9 seconds. For those seeking more power, the Audi SQ8 comes equipped with a 500 horsepower 4.0L turbo V8 engine.

2024 Audi Q8, three-quarters rear

2024 Audi Q8, three-quarters rear

Photo: B.Charette

Driving Experience

Despite its weight, the 2024 Audi Q8 offers impressive performance and handling. The suspension is well-tuned, and the steering is precise. The Q8 provides a comfortable and enjoyable driving experience, with minimal road and wind noise.

Pricing

The base model of the 2024 Audi Q8 starts at $95,450 for the Progressiv trim and $103,150 for the Technik trim. The SQ8 starts at $124,150. Additional fees, such as transport and preparation, dealer fees, air-conditioning tax, and luxury tax for models over $100,000, apply.

2024 Audi Q8, front end

2024 Audi Q8, front end

Photo: B.Charette

Final Thoughts

The 2024 Audi Q8 offers a perfect combination of elegance, comfort, and performance. It boasts exceptional build quality and offers various luxury and technology features. However, the high price tag, starting at $95,450, makes it a significant investment. Although the Q8 may be less practical than the Q7 and the touch-screen interface may require some learning, the overall driving experience and quality make it worth considering.

Competitors in the same segment include the Porsche Cayenne Coupé, Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé, BMW X6, and the Genesis GV80.

Strong Points:

  • Well-equipped with numerous standard features
  • Ride comfort
  • High-quality interior materials
  • Very comfortable front and rear seats

Weak Points:

  • A little less practical than the Q7
  • Touch-screen interface remains a little complex
  • Electronic throttle delay
2024 Audi Q8, rear

2024 Audi Q8, rear

Photo: Audi

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