Style-oriented 2019 Audi Q8 to cost $68,395

September 7, 2018

On Thursday, Audi said that its 2019 Q8 crossover SUV will cost $68,395 to start when it goes on sale later this year. That price puts the Q8 between its cheaper BMW X6 and costlier Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe rivals.

The 2019 Audi Q8 will be available in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trim levels.

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The 2019 Audi Q8 shares its platform, but not much of its style, with the three-row Audi Q7. The Q8 costs about $10,000 more than the Q7, but the brand's new design and luxury SUV flagship uses a 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain mated to a turbocharged V-6 engine good for 335 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. The Q7 uses a different V-6 rated at 333 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. 

Further differentiating itself from the Q7, the Audi Q8 also includes a standard adaptive suspension, a 10.1-inch touchscreen for infotainment, an 8.6-inch touchscreen for climate and secondary controls, and a 12.3-inch configurable instrument cluster. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility are also standard on every Q8.

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For $4,000 more, the Q8 Premium Plus adds 20-inch alloy wheels, a wireless smartphone charger that doubles as a 4G LTE signal booster, a Bang & Olufsen audio system, blind-spot monitors, and reverse automatic emergency braking.

The range-topping Q8 Prestige features 21-inch alloy wheels, a head-up display system, and a few other items for $77,545. All prices listed include a mandatory $995 destination charge.

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