While we are already eagerly looking forward to future vehicles like the 2018 Audi RS 3 Sportback, the elite German company is continuing to push the envelope on the performance, technology options, and powertrain capabilities. In these last few weeks, several striking luxury models from many manufacturers have made their world debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The one we are focusing on with this blog is the new Audi sport concept that promises to offer hybrid SUV performance like no other. Learn more about the Audi Q8 sport concept debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show and its revolutionary powertrain below.
Audi Q8 Sport Concept Debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show
While the full-size Audi Q8 SUV made its debut earlier this year at the Detroit auto show, the new Audi Q8 sport concept is an edgier model focused on premium performance. One unique style cue is the octagonal Singleframe grille. Wider than most modern Audi production models, this feature combines practicality and style with a honeycomb lattice structure with aluminum overlay segments and large outlying air inlets. The grille surround is painted a contrasting color. The rest of the Audi Q8 sport concept also conveys boldness and confidence.
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Hybrid Powertrain Features of the Audi Q8 Sport Concept
One of the most striking and intriguing pieces of the Audi Q8 sport concept is its part hybrid turbocharged powertrain. This model combines a 3.0-liter six-cylinder gasoline engine rated for 450 horsepower with an electric power compressor and motor to create a mild electric hybrid system. This SUV can recuperate significant energy when stopping. This energy can contribute to enhanced fuel efficiency, and also be used to boost driving performance. It can deliver turbo-charged acceleration without the delay seen with traditional gasoline engines.
When working together, the motor and engine can deliver up to 516.3 pound-feet of torque. This system even allows for limited all-electric driving in stop-start traffic. When equipped with a 22.5-gallon fuel tank, the Audi Q8 sport concept with hybridization should be able to go more than 745 miles in one go.
The Audi Q8 is several years away from our pre-owned Audi inventory here in Carrollton TX, but contact a member of the Certified Autoplex team if you have any questions about purchasing an affordable pre-owned luxury vehicle.