Audi unveils 2024 Q8 and SQ8 models with U.S. pricing

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Facelifted Q8 with enhanced design and an array of features, plus the performance-driven SQ8.

Earlier this year, Audi introduced the 2024 Q8 and SQ8 models, and now the automaker has released the pricing details for the U.S. market. The facelifted Q8 starts at $73,700, representing a $900 increase from its predecessor. The vehicles will be available at U.S. dealerships early next year, featuring an updated design and access to an app store.

The facelifted Q8 boasts significant changes, including a refreshed front fascia with a redesigned grille, sportier intakes, and Matrix-design LED headlights. Additionally, buyers can expect updated wheels, “dynamic exhaust outlets,” and an expanded color palette that includes Ascari Blue and Sakhir Gold.

The entry-level Q8 Premium comes equipped with aluminum roof rails, a power liftgate, and 21-inch wheels. Interior highlights encompass a panoramic sunroof, LED taillights with dynamic turn signals, and heated leather seats. The infotainment system comprises a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.1-inch touchscreen display, and an 8.6-inch lower screen. Further features include a leatherette-wrapped dashboard, power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, tri-zone climate control, HomeLink, and Gray Oak wood trim. This model starts at $73,700.

The Q8 Premium Plus, starting at $77,800, offers a more luxurious cabin with heated and ventilated front seats, a four-zone automatic climate control system, and a premium 17-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system. Illuminated door sill plates and a multi-color ambient lighting system add to the premium experience.

For those seeking the utmost in luxury, the Q8 Prestige, priced at $81,800, boasts Valcona leather front seats with heating, ventilation, and massage functions. It includes a head-up display, adaptive air suspension, remote park assist plus, and HD Matrix-design LED headlights with Audi laser light technology.

All Q8 models are powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine, delivering 335 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive. The Q8 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds.

The performance-oriented SQ8 starts at $96,600, featuring a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that produces 500 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque. It comes with a sport-tuned air suspension, all-wheel steering, and larger front brakes, offering an exhilarating driving experience. The SQ8 reaches 60 mph in just four seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph.

Audi’s SQ8 Prestige, starting at $103,600, adds unique OLED taillights with four lighting signatures, power soft-closing doors, and various additional upgrades. Both versions of the SQ8 come with a host of performance-enhancing features, including the powerful V8 engine, making them ideal for enthusiasts seeking a thrilling driving experience.

Audi’s 2024 Q8 and SQ8 models combine sophisticated design and advanced features, catering to a wide range of preferences and needs, from luxurious comfort to high-performance driving.