Tuesday, August 11, 2020
News Audi SQ8 Packs 429 Horsepower of Turbodiesel Goodness

Audi SQ8 Packs 429 Horsepower of Turbodiesel Goodness

We’ve barely gotten to know the new Audi Q8 that Audi announces a new, more powerful SQ8 version.

The Audi SQ8 planned for Europe will be the top-of-the-line Audi Q8 version and features a sportier design that includes typical Audi S fare such as quad exhausts, larger wheels (22-inchers in this case) and more agressive styling overall. A more powerful engine is also expected, in this case a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 diesel with 429 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque.

The engine is shared with the Audi SQ7, another powerful SUV that we don’t get here and given that its a diesel, we probably won’t get it or the SQ8 in North America anytime soon. That’s a real shame because not only does it pack a ton of torque and is capable of reaching 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds, it’s also fuel-efficient.

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Diesel engines are traditionally more efficient, but this engine is helped by a mild hybrid system featuring a 48-volt lithium-ion battery to make it even easier on fuel.

If it wasn’t for Volkswagen messing up the reputation of diesel engines for all North Americans, we probably could have enjoyed the Audi SQ8 over here too. Oh well.

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