Audi continues to put the final touches on its edgy Q8 crossover and as these spy shots indicate, BMW X6 owners may soon start regretting their choice of SUV.
First unveiled in concept guise, the Audi Q8 will be slightly longer, wider, and shorter than both the X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. Thanks to this long, low-slung profile, the Q8 looks seriously impressive, especially on the streets of Warsaw, Poland, as snapped by Carscoops reader Marcin Laudan.
As previous spy shots have confirmed, the production-spec Q8 will bear an uncanny resemblance to the concept. Consequently, the front end will be dominated by an expansive grille and a set of sharp headlights that’ll strike fear into other luxury crossovers.
Interestingly, Audi decided to premiere the Q8 Concept with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. This package consisted of a 328 hp 3.0-liter TFSI powertrain and an electric motor providing an additional 100 kW and 330 Nm of torque.
At this stage, it remains unclear if this hybrid system will be an option for the production car. Either way, we know that customers will have a selection of petrol and diesel engines at their disposal.
Audi has yet to confirm a launch date for the Q8 but we should definitely see it in the flesh this year.
Hat tip to Marcin Laudan!