PHS Automotive Malaysia, official distributor of Audi autos in Malaysia, has added the Audi RS Q8 into its line up. The primary full-sized Audi SUV with an RS badge begins from RM1,699,990, and is obtainable with a five-year limitless mileage guarantee, 5 years of roadside help and three years of free upkeep. The usual Q8 S-Line re-introduced in July this yr is about half the value at RM867k.
Beneath the hood of the RS Q8 rests a 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 delivering 600 PS at 6,000 rpm, and 800 Nm of torque between 2,200 to 4,500 rpm. The 0-100 km/h dash is accomplished in 3.8 seconds – making it the primary Audi SUV to interrupt the 4 second mark – with a prime pace of 305 km/h. For some perspective, the RS Q8’s cousin, the Lamborghini Urus, is simply a tad faster from 0-100 km/h at 3.6 seconds.
The V8 engine is assisted by a 48-volt delicate hybrid system that includes a belt alternator-starter that’s linked to the crankshaft. As much as 12 kW of energy could be recovered from deceleration and braking, and is saved in a compact lithium-ion battery. The system permits coasting for as much as 40 seconds with the engine shut off, saving as much as 0.8 L/100 km.
For those who occur to desire a twin-turbo V8 RS Q8 however can be someway involved about emissions and consumption figures, you’d be glad to know that the engine options Audi’s cylinder on demand (COD) system. At low speeds, cylinders 2, 3, 5, and eight are shut off for higher gas effectivity. The cylinders are reactivated when the motive force presses the accelerator.
Aurally enhanced by an RS sports activities exhaust, the V8 engine is paired to an eight-speed automated to drive all 4 wheels by way of Audi’s quattro everlasting all-wheel drive system. A locking centre differential sends energy primarily to the rear wheels (40:60). If slip is detected, as much as 70% of its energy can despatched to the entrance wheels.
A quattro sport differential with lively torque vectoring splits energy between the rear wheels, whereas an lively roll stabilisation system helps scale back physique roll when cornering at excessive speeds. The RS Q8 is fitted with adaptive air suspension that lowers the experience top by 90 mm in comparison with the usual Q8, and all-wheel steering can be fitted as commonplace.
As you’ll be able to inform, the RS Q8 appears to be like nothing like the usual Q8. It’s dressed with extra aggressive entrance and rear bumpers, a Singleframe entrance grille with RS-specific honeycomb inserts, bigger intakes, a rear diffuser and a set of large 23-inch Y-spoke wheels. The wheels are wrapped in 295/35 profile Pirelli P Zero tyres – the most important ever fitted to an Audi manufacturing automotive.
Tucked behind them are 10-pot calipers in pink with 420 mm carbon ceramic discs (entrance) and 370 mm (rear). Apart from the tinted Matrix LED headlights, the RS Q8 additionally comes with an RS rear spoiler. The Matrix LED headlights include sequential flip indicators, they usually alap venture RS-specific animations upon locking and unlocking.
Distinctive physique cladding widens the physique by 10 mm within the entrance and 5 mm on the rear. The Audi RS Q8 is offered in 9 colors, together with the attractive Java Inexperienced metallic you see right here and 11 Audi Unique colors.
Transferring inside, the RS Q8 is furnished with RS shows on the Audi digital cockpit and MMI contact response infotainment show, a head-up show additionally with RS graphics, and RS sports activities seats in Valcona leather-based. Drivers can monitor parameters similar to tyre stress, lap instances, G-forces on the digital cockpit, with an built-in gear shift indicator.
Eight drive modes can be found together with consolation, auto, dynamic, effectivity, allroad, offroad, and two individually-configurable RS modes – RS1 and RS2. Going via the drive modes on the Audi drive choose system permits drivers to manage engine and transmission response, air suspension and all-wheel steering settings whereas additionally altering the sound of the exhaust.
The seats include air flow and therapeutic massage capabilities, whereas different RS influences embrace gray distinction stitching on the knee pads, steering wheel, flooring mats, Nappa leather-wrapped shift knob and seat belts.
Nappa leather-based can be utilized on the door arm rests, whereas Alcantara is plastered throughout the headlining. Notable onboard options embrace a panoramic sunroof, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, electrical sunshades for the rear home windows and 12-way electrical entrance seats with lumbar help and reminiscence operate for the motive force.
For security and driver help, the RS Q8 gives eight airbags, adaptive cruise management, lane change warning, lane departure warning, intersection help, entrance cross site visitors help, and a 360 diploma encompass view monitor.