EXCLUSIVE: 2019 Audi Q8 to be petrol-only proposition

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Audi’s upcoming Q8 flagship coupe-crossover is set to arrive in Australia in January as one single petrol-powered variant, Redline can reveal.

These details come courtesy of government website RVCS, which published the data multiple weeks ago.

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When it lands, the Q8 will be available in a sole ’55 TFSI quattro’ variant. Powering the SUV is a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine, which produces 250kW of power and 500Nm of torque. It drives all four wheels through an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission and Audi’s signature quattro all-wheel-drive system.

Dimensionally, it measures in at 5005mm long, 1995mm wide and 1749mm high. Tare mass is rated at 2340kg, while it can tow up to 2.7 tonnes with a braked trailer. It seats five inside its sleek body – compared to the 7 passenger capacity of its more conservative Q7 sibling.

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Standard equipment listed on RVCS includes 21-inch alloy wheels, steel brakes, LED daytime running lights, power mirrors, a 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster and two infotainment touchscreens that control navigation, climate control and more. Buyers will be able to option a panoramic sunroof, alloy wheels ranging between 19 and 22-inches in size, or hi-po carbon ceramic brakes measuring 420mm up front or 370mm at rear.

Full pricing and specifications for the Audi Q8 are expected to be released in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to Redline for that when it is announced.

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