Simply a few days in the past, Audi dropped a little bit of a bombshell on the efficiency SUV market. Whereas we had all recognized efficiency model of the model’s newest SUV “Coupe”, the Audi Q8, was coming to market, we didn’t anticipate it to be *gasp* a diesel. Now it’s right here, although, the Audi SQ8 TDI and it’s certainly powered by a diesel engine.
Whereas it’s not tremendous stunning on reflection, because the Audi SQ7 can also be a diesel and the brand new S6/S7 fashions are diesels as effectively, it’s nonetheless a bit odd. The model has been attempting to get out from beneath its huge diesel emissions scandal for years, so making efficiency diesel SUVs looks like a little bit of a foolish thought. Having mentioned that, Audi is doing sufficient with electrification to offset its use of crude gasoline.
On this new picture gallery, we get to take a look at the Audi SQ8 TDI and all of its absurdity. After we spent every week with the usual Q8 just a few months again, we really grew to love its seems. Although, now that I’m seeing the SQ8, I’m studying that my affection for it got here because of my take a look at automotive’s black grille encompass. With that grille encompass blacked out, on a black automotive, you cant’ actually discover it. So it doesn’t look as if it has a type of dental cheek retractors in its mouth. The Audi SQ8 TDI sports activities a brushed aluminum seems for its grille encompass, so it seems as if its cheeks are being unfold open to reveal its tooth.
Which is a disgrace due to the remainder of it’s really good wanting. The form of the Q8 is beginning to look actually good, with its muscular rear haunches and athletic stance. Its chunky wheels and quad exhaust pipes make the SQ8 stand out even additional. On the within, it’s basically similar to the usual automotive, simply with crimson seats in these images, and a few additional “S” badges all through.
Total, although, the Audi SQ8 TDI is a cool automotive that sports activities some very distinctive styling in its phase, together with a 429 hp/664 lb-ft twin-turbo V8 diesel, to make it one of many extra attention-grabbing efficiency SUVs available on the market.
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