The recent trend of the Volkswagen Group is the expansion of its SUV and crossover lineup.
This is because, in addition to the actual flow of electrification, it can be said that the focus of consumers by introducing various vehicles is the core of their move. The same goes for the Audi brand.
Audi, which presents a variety of SUVs and crossover models, introduced the’Audi Q8′, which decorates the top of the SUV lineup in the first half of this year, and is taking this trend more boldly and intensely.
What kind of value can the Audi Q8 faced like that present itself freely?
Audi Q8 with the heart of TDI
Under the hood of the Audi Q8 sits the latest tech TDI heart and multi-stage transmission.
In line with the trend of the times, the in-line 6-cylinder 3.0L TDI diesel engine offers 231 horsepower and 50.99kg.m of torque, leading to a massive physique. Along with this, an 8-speed Tiptronic transmission and quattro system are added to complete the’Rugged Driving Package’.
For reference, through this configuration, the Audi Q8 45 TDI Quattro Premium secured an efficiency of 10.7km/L on a combined basis, and the city and high-speed fuel efficiency reached 9.8km/L and 12.0km/L, respectively.
A huge crossover running freely
In order to drive freely with the Audi Q8 45 TDI Quattro Premium, as usual, it moved in the direction of’free road’ through the riverside north road. For some reason, I had to reset the trip computer from Gayang Bridge, a little longer than usual, and I checked its efficiency by running a little shorter than usual.
At the beginning of the free road driving, the driving speed was somewhat slow due to the large number of vehicles going toward Ilsan. In particular, due to this situation, there were times when running at a speed of about 30 km/h. After passing such a section, it was able to run steadily at the legally limited speed of 90 km/h.
The 231 horsepower and 50.99 kg.m of torque may be somewhat disappointing to the flagship model, but nonetheless, it presented a decent driving performance, and the driver was able to enjoy a’relatively comfortable driving texture’. For reference, when driving 90km/h, the GPS displayed an error of about 4km/h.
In particular, as it suggests the presence of a flagship model, the quietness and the ability to suppress vibrations are quite excellent, so it was possible to enjoy a high satisfaction not only in the acceleration situation in the beginning of the driving but also throughout the driving with the subsequent freedom.
Audi Q8 with a rich ride
The moment when the charm of the Audi Q8 45 TDI quattro premium stood out was the situation passing through the’continuous band section’.
No matter how well-set up a vehicle, you can feel the’shape characteristics’ that occurred on the road surface.The Audi Q8 45 TDI Quattro Premium presented an attractive ride that was superior to other vehicles, showing outstanding satisfaction.
Of course, the cause is easier to find than you might think. In fact, the Audi Q8 45 TDI Quattro Premium is equipped with 20-inch-sized alloy wheels that feel a little smaller than its physique, and thick tires with an aspect ratio of 50.
In other words, the riding comfort differs depending on the’what type of tire’ to be mounted rather than the’suspension’ and the body setup. However, if there is any regret, it is a flagship model, and it has a price tag of 100 million won, but it will be a’minus factor’ that the wind noise is rising from a low speed.
How long did it run?
The Audi Q8 45 TDI Quattro Premium ran for a long time and was able to run freely in the second half of the driving, and the’vision’ with a cool breeze and a sense of openness as well as pleasant autumn weather is a look that further enhances the pleasure of driving. Then, after a while, the Tongil Bridge, which announced the’end’ of freeway driving, was seen, and it was time to check the results of freeway driving.
‘Audi Q8 45 TDI Quattro Premium’ with attractive performance
Audi Q8 45 TDI Quattro Premium After all the driving was completed, I checked the readings on the trip computer. It was confirmed that the Audi Q8 45 TDI Quattro Premium ran a free road at an average speed of 87km/h for a total of 34 minutes of ‘49.6km’.
And as a result, the average fuel economy of the Audi Q8 45 TDI Quattro Premium was 19.5km/L, which made us feel attractive about the’Audi Q8′ and showed that the efficiency of the TDI engine is still outstanding.