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2020 Audi Q8 'TFSI e' spied

Spy photographers have snapped a development prototype believed to be the upcoming plug-in hybrid version of the Audi Q8 in Europe this week. We already know what the Q8 looks like, so there's no reason to apply heavy camouflage to the swoopy crossover's body. Photographers pointed out the additional flap for the charge port on the left rear quarter panel, along with yellow stickers indicating this is a hybrid test vehicle...

Audi Q8 45 TDI launches in Europe

Audi has launched a new 45 TDI variant of its Q8 in Europe this week, joining the 50 TDI and 55 TFSI in the overseas line-up. The 45 TDI is essentially a de-tuned version of the 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel with the same 48V mild-hybrid technology offered in the 50 TDI, making 170kW and 500Nm in this application. Peak torque is available from 1370-4500rpm...

2019 Audi Q8 pricing and specs

The 2019 Audi Q8 has touched down in Australia, with the German marque's local arm detailing pricing and specifications for its SUV flagship ahead of customer deliveries commencing in January. Priced from $128,900 plus on-roads, the Q8 will be available with two V6 powertrains – one petrol, one diesel. Regardless of engine, the Q8 comes with a decent equipment list as standard...

Audi Australia's busy launch calendar detailed

Audi Australia is set to roll out seven important new offerings in the next year or so, as it seeks to bounce back from a few years of declining sales. Between now and the third quarter of 2019 it’ll launch two new SUVs — one a new generation and another just plain new — a new-generation range-opening city car, two new-generation large passenger cars and its first full electric vehicle, the e-tron quattro crossover...

2019 Audi RS Q8 spied

The Audi RS Q8 has been spied at the famed Nurburgring circuit this week, ahead of an anticipated reveal in the next 12 months. Spy photographers noted the loud exhaust note of this vehicle, along with the massive wheel and brake package indicating it's a performance model...

Audi could be working on Q9 flagship - report

The Audi Q8 may have just launched to sit at the pinnacle of the brand's SUV tree, but there could be a new king of Audi 'Qs' should the market demand it – according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Autocar at the reveal of the Q8 (pictured) in Shenzen, China last month, CEO Rupert Stadler (who has since been arrested by German authorities, read up on that here) left the door open for an even more luxurious model...

CarAdvice podcast 109: LIVE from Yarra Honda, plus tinting laws discussed

This week, Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Trent Nikolic are broadcasting from Yarra Honda in Victoria. In car news, Volkswagen has broken the Pikes Peak record in the I.D R, and it's after a speed record at Bonneville in a Jetta. The 2019 Audi A4, the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, and Chevrolet Blazer have also been revealed this week...

2019 Audi SQ8 spied without disguise

The upcoming Audi SQ8 has been spied completely devoid of camouflage, ahead of a likely official reveal later this year. Spotted in Europe, this white prototype looks pretty similar to standard Q8 variants, with the exception of the quad-tipped exhaust down the back. Behind the large alloy wheels we can also see brakes wearing the Audi Sport badge – another subtle hint at this vehicle's added performance potential...

2019 Audi RS Q8 spied again

A prototype believed to be the upcoming Audi RS Q8 has been spied with less camouflage, giving us a better look at the upcoming flagship four-ringed SUV. Snapped alongside an early development vehicle for the next-generation RS6, the RS Q8 has dropped more than half of the swirly black-and-white wrap that disguised most of the vehicle we spotted in May – though there aren't really any surprises in terms of the overall design...

CarAdvice podcast 106: What do Volkswagen enthusiasts think of the Arteon?

On the panel this week we have Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Mike Costello. In car news, the 2019 Peugeot 508 Touring, Audi Q8, and BMW X5 have been revealed. Also, Alpine A110 pricing and specs have been announced, the Ford Mustang has been upgraded to a three-star ANCAP rating, and you can now buy a Bugatti Chiron in Lego form...

2019 Audi Q8 unveiled, here early 2019

The Audi Q8 has been unveiled after a long teaser campaign including two concept cars, sketches galore and a YouTube mini-series. Design-wise, the production Q8 remains remarkably faithful to the earlier concept cars, including frameless windows, full-width LED tail-lights, and Audi's grille design for its crossover vehicles...