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Audi Q8 review – a master of comfort and refinement - Performance and 0-60

Audi’s first coupe SUV isn’t the last word in driving thrills, but it serves up an easy to live with and satisfying package

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from £65,040
  • Comfortable, luxurious and completely intuitive to drive despite its size
  • Neither thrilling or exciting, may not be flamboyant enough for some

Performance and 0-60 time

Although it’s far from a necessity for the Q8 to be fast, it’s a welcome treat to find that Audi’s new SUV is far from slow. From behind the steering wheel it’s more sprightly than you’d expect from a diesel 4x4, especially one that weighs 2145kg, and that’s reflected in its 0-62mph time of 6.3sec. The Q8’s top speed is not electronically limited to 155mph as it doesn’t quite reach that threshold, topping out at 152mph.

The Q8’s 3-litre V6 puts out 282bhp over a very diesel-like 3500 to 4000rpm rev range. The benefit to being an oil burner is the vast amount of torque it produces; from 2250 to 3250rpm it makes 442lb ft.

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