2020 Audi Q8 Plug-In Hybrid Specs, Engine, & Review

2020 Audi Q8 Plug-In Hybrid Specs, Engine, & Review – Audi has a lot of plug-in hybrid vehicles coming afterward this year. We learned at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show that the A6 and A8 sedans as nicely as the A7 Sportback and Q5 SUV were scheduled to get electrified, but spy photography lovers in the snowy north caught a vehicle that wasn’t pointed out – the big Audi Q8.

Audi Q8 Plug-In Hybrid
Audi Q8 Plug-In Hybrid

2020 Audi Q8 Plug-In Hybrid Review

In this example, the term spy photos is a bit misleading since the Q8 highlighted below isn’t wearing a lick of camouflage. For that issue, not any of its badging is obscured possibly so we can clearly check this out is a Q8 55 TFSI model. We are able to also evidently see yellow stickers determining this Audi as a hybrid test vehicle, but so what on earth? Audi already can make a mild hybrid Q8 – couldn’t this simply just be a run-of-the-mill model from Audi’s test fleet? The fuel door on the left rear fender is an old free gift since the Q8 actually has its fuel door on the suitable rear fender. What you are looking at right here is a charging port. Sneaky, Audi. Quite sneaky.

Audi Q8 Plug-In Hybrid Interior
Audi Q8 Plug-In Hybrid Interior

Since we have that sussed out, what’s under the hood of this PHEV? That is, however, a mystery, even though if the 55 TFSI badging on the rear comes after suit, it could have the 3.0-liter V6 with a gearbox-attached electric motor used in in the same way badged Audis. That plug-in hybrid combo makes a combined output of 367 horsepower (274 kilowatts) and 369 pound-feet (500 Newton-yards) of torque. Power would go to all four wheels by way of a seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox, with a probable electric-only range in the local community of 25 miles. That is based on other Audi PHEV vehicles with an identical powertrain agreement and 14.1kWh battery packs providing electrical power.

Audi Q8 Plug-In Hybrid Specs
Audi Q8 Plug-In Hybrid Specs

When will we officially see the Q8 PHEV model? That’s also a full thriller, considering the fact that the Q8 alone is brand new in the global market. Given Audi’s ambitious goal of uncovering all forms of electric vehicles in the next handful of years, coupled with the fact that the automaker doesn’t seem bashful about driving this test vehicle in plain vision, it could possibly go official at some time this year.