Used Audi Q8 For Sale
The Audi Q8 is the brand's flagship SUV that incorporates styling from coupés for a more sophisticated appearance.
Despite being based on the same platform as the Q7, the Q8 is pitched as the more sporty and dynamic sibling. Not only does the coupé-inspired design make the Q8 more upmarket, it also results in a more spacious cabin.
The Q8 has to contend with rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé and BMW X6, but makes a convincing case for itself thanks to the following benefits:
- Elegant appearance
- Class-leading interior design
- Spacious cabin
- Large boot
- Advanced range of technologies
Engines and Driving Experience
The Q8 offers exceptional levels of comfort and refinement, which makes for effortless journeys on the motorway.
The brand's Quattro all-wheel drive system is fitted to each model, so there's no shortage of grip. However, you shouldn't expect this to be an out-and-out driver's car; you'll want a Porsche Cayenne for that.
Petrol / Hybrid
- 55 TFSI: 3.0-litre producing 335bhp (0 to 62mph in 5.9 seconds and up to 26.6mpg)
- 55 TFSI e plug-in hybrid: 3.0-litre producing 378bhp (0 to 62mph in 5.8 seconds and up to 100.9mpg with fully charged batteries)
- 60 TFSI e plug-in hybrid: 3.0-litre producing 458bhp (0 to 62mph in 5.4 seconds and up to 97.4mpg with fully charged batteries)
- 50 TDI: 3.0-litre producing 283bhp (0 to 62mph in 6.1 seconds and up to 33.2mpg)
Every Q8 is equipped with an 8-speed automatic gearbox, which offers seamless shifts and flexible acceleration when called upon.
Practicality and Running Costs
You'd expect the Q8 to be the biggest and most versatile SUV in Audi's range of cars, but it doesn't offer seating for seven people like the Q7 does; this is a strict 5-seater. Not to worry though, there's a generous amount of head and legroom for passengers inside.
There's 605 litres of boot space in the back of the Q8, which is 25 litres bigger than what you'll find in a BMW X6. Fold each of the rear seats down and you'll have 1,755 litres of space to play with; more than enough to accommodate family life.
Annual premiums are likely to sting given that the Q8 occupies insurance groups between 47 and 50 (out of 50). At least affordable servicing and maintenance is available through all Evans Halshaw retailers to offset the higher costs.
Interior, Technology and Safety
Audi never fail to impress with their interior designs, and the Q8 is no exception. The elegant touchscreens in the centre console offer convenient access to the in-car entertainment and heater settings.
Elsewhere, Audi's Virtual Cockpit (digital instrument cluster) occupies the driver's line of sight, and complements the ambience perfectly.
Standard features include all-round parking sensors, Nappa leather upholstery, climate control and satellite navigation. Smartphone connectivity apps such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also included.
The range-topping Vorsprung offers an impressive specification, with a Bang & Olufsen sound system featuring alongside a panoramic sunroof and a 4-wheel steering system.
Audi have included a number of driver aids and safety features:
- Audi pre-sense collision warning system
- Parking System Plus with 360 degree display
- Hill Hold Assist
- Lane departure warning
Is the Audi Q8 right for me?
If you're looking for a premium family car that blends the practicality of an SUV with the design cues of a coupé, then the Audi Q8 is certainly worth considering.
The aforementioned BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé are the natural rivals to the Q8, so we'd recommend looking at them before committing to the Audi. Elsewhere, the Porsche Cayenne makes for a more exciting driving experience, assuming that's your sort of thing.
Why purchase a used Audi Q8 through Evans Halshaw?
Why choose Evans Halshaw?
At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.
All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same-day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.
If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw dealership, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.