The Q8 now comes as a sporty, agile ‘S’ model. An eight-cylinder V8 engine provides the astonishing power behind the latest addition to the Q family. As standard, the SQ8 comes with seven dynamic driving modes and adaptive air suspension, to soften or sharpen the car’s responses as you want.


  • 22” x 10.0J ‘5-twin-spoke V’ design alloy wheels in contrasting grey and partly polished with 285/40 R22 tyres

  • Tool kit

  • Tyre repair kit

  • Anti-theft wheel bolts and wheel loosening detection

Performance and suspension

  • S-specific - Adaptive Air Suspension – electronically controlled air suspension with a stiffer adaptive damping system for all four wheels which regulates ride height and damping automatically. The ride height will vary depending on which Audi Drive Select mode is selected via the MMI system. Also includes loading level lowering (-65mm compared with auto) via additional buttons in the luggage compartment

  • All Wheel Steering (standard specification on SQ8 TFSI only) - Improves the driving dynamics and the driving comfort as a result of additional steerability of the rear axle. At lower speeds, the rear axle self-steers oppositely to the steering angle of the front axle. This results in higher agility and a smaller steering angle, making manoeuvring easier. At higher speeds, steering in the same direction improves the responsiveness, as well as the driving dynamics, cornering and vehicle stability.
  • quattro all-wheel drive with self-locking centre differential – permanent all-wheel drive with dynamic torque distribution works using a self-locking centre differential and wheel-selective torque control

  • Audi Drive Select - features 7 modes (Auto, Comfort, Dynamic, Efficiency, Individual, Off-road and All-road). These modes allow the driver to electronically adjust the engine, transmission and steering and air suspension


  • Audi HD Matrix LED headlights and dynamic front and rear indicators with Coming and Leaving Home animations – Audi HD Matrix LED technology provides precise and higher-resolution illumination of the road whilst reducing the risk of dazzling other road users. The Coming and Leaving Home function displays unique animations within the front and rear lights when the car is locked and unlocked

  • Signature LED daytime-running lights

  • Headlight washers

Exterior equipment

  • S Specific styling:

    • S bumpers, side ventilation grilles, side skirts and roof spoiler

    • S dual branch chrome tailpipes on both the left and right

    • Selenite Silver radiatior grille frame with honeycomb grid in black

    • S Aluminium style door mirrors
  • Privacy glass – dark-tinted rear and rear-side windows (from B-pillar backwards)

  • Aluminium window trim

  • Power-operated tailgate

  • Door mirrors – electrically adjustable, heated, folding and auto-dimming with memory function. Also includes integrated LED side indicators and kerb-view function for the passenger side

  • Audi Beam - uses LEDs to project the Audi logo onto the ground as you exit your SQ8


  • Front Super Sport seats with S embossed logo in Valcona leather – electrically adjustable, including lumbar support and driver’s seat memory functionality

  • Heated front seats

  • Rear bench seat plus - Backrest can be tilted in the ratio 40:20:40 or fully (flat-loading floor) • Including manual seat back angle adjustment in the ratio 40:20:40 • Including ISOFIX for 2 outer rear seats and top tether child seat mounting for all 3 seats • Seat cushion displaceable by 100mm in the ratio 60:40 • Allows the luggage capacity to increase by 75l from 605l to 680l


  • Inlays in darkened Matt brushed aluminium

  • Operating buttons in gloss black and aluminium

Interior equipment

  • 3-spoke flat-bottomed leather multi-function steering wheel – with shift paddles

  • Upper and lower interior elements in leather, includes leather in the following areas:
    • Top side of instrument panel (in black leather with rock grey stitching)
    • Armrests in doors (matches interior leather)
  • Illuminated door sill trims with S logo

  • Cloth headlining in black

  • Pedals in stainless steel

  • 2-zone automatic climate control

  • Leather gear lever

  • LED Interior Ambient Lighting Pack

  • Auto-dimming and frameless rear-view mirror

  • Comfort front centre armrest

  • Front and rear floor mats

Audio and communication

  • MMI Navigation Plus with MMI Touch – includes the following:

    • 10.1” full HD touch screen (top screen)

    • 8.6” full HD touch screen (bottom screen)

    • 3D city models with realistic building texture and road lane illustration for selected cities

    • Country-specific information

    • Online map updates (includes 5 free updates)

    • Detailed route information

    • Personal route assistance

    • Haptic touch

  • Audi Virtual Cockpit – 12.3” high-resolution LCD display. The fully digital instrument cluster is customisable by the driver. All the functions and services are depicted using superb graphics with a 3D impression and detailed effects in brilliant clarity, includes an additional dynamic 'S' view for the Virtual Cockpit

  • Audi Sound System:
    • 6-channel amplifier
    • 180 watt amplifying capacity
    • 10 loudspeakers including subwoofer
  • Audi Connect (36-month subscription) with Amazon Alexa Integration – allows Amazon Alexa to be used in the vehicle, with access to Alexa actions such as: managing shopping lists, smart home control, weather information, Amazon music and Audible. Requires an Amazon account and a myAudi user account.

  • Audi Connect Safety and Service (e-call)

  • Audi Smartphone Interface†

  • Audi Music Interface – 2 USB-C ports with charge and data functions

  • Natural voice recognition – lets you control your Q8’s technology in a more intuitive way, recognising a wider range of conversational commands for a more natural interaction between car and driver

  • DAB digital radio

Driver assistance

  • Audi Pre-sense Front – monitors the traffic in front of the vehicle for potential collision hazards. The system provides multiple levels of driver support. The first is a warning signal, and the second a warning jerk caused by brief braking

  • Lane departure warning – helps, within the system limits, to prevent unintentional departure from the lane. When the system is active and operational, and if the driver has not turned on the indicator, the lane departure warning performs corrective steering interventions to prevent the vehicle traversing from the lane. Operating range from approximately 37mph to a maximum of 155mph^

  • Parking System Plus (front and rear sensors) – acoustic and visual park assist system for the front and rear

  • Rear-view camera – an image of the area behind the vehicle is shown on the MMI display, with dynamic display modes highlighting the calculated path (steer-angle dependent). The reversing camera is concealed in the handle strip of the luggage compartment lid

  • Cruise control with speed limiter

  • Keyless go

  • Hill-hold assist – holds the vehicle stationary for unlimited periods after stopping on uphill and downhill gradients

Vehicle driver assistance and safety systems are not a substitute for attentive driving. Drivers retain full responsibility for providing the necessary inputs for safe control of the vehicle. System descriptions are provided for information purposes only. System limitations and operational requirements apply. See manual for details.

†Audi Smartphone Interface uses Apple CarPlay, which is available with iPhone 5 and above, or Android Auto, which is available with phones using Android 5.0 Lollipop or above and requires the download of the Android Auto app. Availability of applications differs by operating system and is dependent on approval by Apple or Google. An up-to-date list of approved apps is available on the relevant systems’ websites. Permanent availability cannot be guaranteed as this is the responsibility of Apple and Google. Use of certain apps with Smartphone Interface will be subject to signal availability of the mobile network in your location and in-car usage may increase your mobile data usage. If using regularly, a mobile phone contract including an unlimited or high amount of data is recommended.

^Where the law permits.

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