Review of 2023 Audi RS Q8
Review of 2023 Audi RS Q8
Posted on January 22, 2023
Audi has delivered practical yet luxurious cars for years, and the 2023 Audi RS Q8 is the latest in the RS models. While no significant changes are present from the 2022 model, you'll see some key upgrades introduced. Below, we thoroughly explore the features, specs, and other model details.
The 2023 model brings small changes in a new Nappa leather interior, rear window electrically powered sunshades, and a standard park assist system in the Executive package.
Engine: 4.0L V8 turbocharged 32V direct injection engine
Drivetrain: All-wheel drive
Transmission: Tiptronic 8-speed automatic
Fuel Economy: 17.5 L / 100km (city) 11.9 L / 100km (highway)
Horsepower: 591 hp
Torque: 590 ft-lb
Number of Seats: 5
The interior is stylish and comfortable, with carbon twill matte inlays in the cabin providing a sleek finish. You can choose between four interior seating options, including black seats with express red stitching and cognac brown with granite grey stitching. The SUV also has a panoramic glass sunroof.
The powerful V8 turbocharged engine gives you up to 591 hp, and you can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds. The top speed is 305 km/h.
As expected of a vehicle with a six-figure starting price, the driver’s cabin is equipped with the latest infotainment systems and technology. The driver’s seat has a digital 12.3″ touchscreen display with drive modes like RS Performance and Sport and an MMI touch response infotainment system.
Using Audi Connect, the driver remains aware of remote vehicle service, traffic information, and more. The heads-up display also ensures the driver can safely keep their eyes on the road.
Driver’s Assist Features
The RS Q8 has a top-view camera with a virtual 360-degree toggle. Audi also keeps your safety in mind, with various support systems like active lane control and adaptive cruise assist. Other driver’s assist systems include the emergency drive and parking assist systems.
There are nine colour options available from Audie for you to choose the exterior body. Five are shades of white, black and grey, while the other four are orange, red, and two blue shades.
Your standard wheels are 22″ 10-spoke V-Star design wheels. However, you can also upgrade to 23″ five Y-rotor wheels in either anthracite black or matte titanium.
If you add the towing package, the RS Q8 can also tow up to 3,493 kg.
The 2023 RS Q8 starts at $139,200. You can add several packages and upgrades, including massage functions, night vision assist, and a Bang and Olufsen advanced 3D sound system. These can increase your price to about $174,550 without tax and freight costs.
A Powerful and Agile SUV
What we liked most about this SUV is the premium performance. You drive in the comfort of an SUV but have the horsepower of a supercar. Experience the 2023 Audi RS Q8 for yourself by booking a test drive today.