2021 Audi RS Q8

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Updated on: May 17, 2021

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The 2021 Audi RS Q8 SUV comes in a sole well-equipped trim priced at $114,500. For this, you get a 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 making 591 hp with all its power going to the Quattro system with the help of the 8-speed transmission. This allows the SUV to do the 0-60 sprint in 3.7 seconds. 

The interior of the Audi RS Q8 comes with many comforts like power-adjustable seats with heating and ventilation and also includes the option of massage function along with the Audi's famous MMI system. That said, the RS Q8 competes with the Jaguar F-Pace, Porche Cayenne Turbo and the BMW X6 M.

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Pros

Impressive power figures

Subtle yet imposing styling

Impressive ride quality

Cons

Cargo area is small

Fuel economy could be better

Infotainment can get complicated for some users

What's New?

The 2021 Audi RS Q8 is a carryover model with no changes


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$114500

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

91 cu.in.

transmission

8-speed Automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

16.5/14.6 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

118 in.

length

193.3 in.

width

78.7 in.

height

67.2 in.

curb weight

5291 lbs.

ground clearance

8.5 in.

capacity

cargo volume

6.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

7700 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.8 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

11.9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15/17/19 mpg

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos

Videos
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Trims

Base $114,500 onwards

4 L | V-8 | Premium unleaded

  • Auto-Dimming Side Mirrors
  • Height Adjustable, Power-Operated Tailgate w/ Hands-Free Access
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Mmi Navigation Plus w/ Audi Connect
  • Rear sport valance
  • S specific quad tailpipes
  • Wireless Charging Pad

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Colors and Styles

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

9.9

Engine And Performance

9.5

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

9.4

Exterior

9.6

Safety

9.0

9.2

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

9.2

Overall Rating


"With a whopping 591 horsepower under the hood, the 2021 Audi RS Q8 is the ultimate Audi SUV" - Car And Driver

The 2021 Audi RS Q8 SUV is priced at an MSRP of $114,500, for that comes with a 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 which makes 591 hp. The power is managed by an 8-speed transmission which feeds the famous Quattro AWD system, which allows the SUV to do the 0-60 sprint in 3.7 seconds. 

The interior of the 2021 Audi RS Q8 comes with an ample amount of luxuries like premium leather, four-zone automatic climate control, the Audi MMI system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto as standard. Safety features include lane departure warning, Audi parking system, electronic stability control, ABS and comes with option to get additional driver aids added to the vehicle.

2021 Audi RS Q8 SUV Front View
2021 Audi RS Q8 SUV Rear View

9.9/10
Pricing and Features

9.5/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.4/10
Interior

9.6/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety


2021 Audi RS Q8 Pricing and Features

9.9/10

The 2021 Audi RS Q8 SUV comes in a single trim priced at an MSRP of $114,500. This gets you a 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 making 591 hp and all of that goes to the Quattro AWD system. Thanks to the RS tuning this SUV is quite the performer in most situations. 

The 2021 Audi RS Q8 SUV comes with many optional packages and stand-alone options to choose from. These include - the Black Optic Package ($3,250), the Carbon Optic Package ($4,500), Ceramic brake package ($8,500), Executive package ($2,000), Driver assistance package ($1,175), and a few more

Trims

Audi RS Q8

MSRP

$114,500

Features

S specific quad tailpipes

 

S sporty front and rear bumpers

 

Auto-dimming frameless rearview mirror

 

LED HD Matrix headlights with DRLs

 

Rain and light sensors

 

Tyre pressure monitoring system

 

Hill descent control, Hill hold assist

 

Predictive pedestrian protection

 

A dual touchscreen infotainment setup 

 

MMI Navigation plus with MMI touch and Audi connect 

 

Audi drive select

 

Power-operated tailgate

 

Wireless charging


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2021 Audi RS Q8 Buying Advice

At an MSRP of $114,500, We recommend buying the 2021 Audi RS Q8, as to the build we recommend getting the Black Optics package ($3,250), the Carbon Ceramic Brake package in Gray, Towing package ($750) which allows you to have a towing capacity up to 7,700 pounds and the Driver's Assistance package ($1,750).


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2021 Audi RS Q8 Engine and Performance

9.5/10

"Following the guidelines established by other crossover 'coupes,' the Q8 provides high-riding capability with sporty driving responses" - Car And Driver

The 2021 Audi RS Q8 is powered by a 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 which makes 591 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. The same engine is found in the Audi RS 6 with the same power numbers. The engine is paired to an 8-speed ZF transmission which directs all the power to the Quattro AWD system.

The 2021 Audi RS Q8 does the 0-60 sprint in 3.7 seconds which is 0.1 seconds faster than the Jaguar F-Pace SVR and the BMW X6 M, and 0.2 seconds faster than the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. The 2021 RS Q8 does the standing quarter-mile in 12.2 seconds and comes with an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. 

Models

Audi RS Q8

Jaguar F-Pace SVR

BMW X6 M

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

MSRP

$114,500

$84,600

$108,650

$127,800

Engine

4.0L twin-turbo V8

5.0L supercharged V8

4.4L Twin-turbo V8

4.0L twin-turbo V8

Transmission

8-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

Power

591 hp @6500rpm

550 hp@6500rpm

600 hp @ 5,500 rpm

541 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque

590 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm

502 lb-ft @2500rpm

553 lb.-ft. @ 1,800 rpm

516 ft-lbs. @ 2000 rpm

0-60 MPH

3.7 sec

3.8 sec

3.8 sec

3.9 sec

Quarter Mile

12.2 sec

12.2 sec

12.1 sec

12.1 sec

Top speed 155 178 155 177

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2021 Audi RS Q8 Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The 2021 Audi RS Q8 comes to give an EPA estimated fuel economy of 13 mpg in the city, 19 mpg on the highway, and a combined mpg of 15. This is the same combined mpg as the BMW X6 M but 2 mpg lesser than the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and 3 mpg less than the Jaguar F-Pace SVR.

Models

Audi RS Q8

Jaguar F-Pace SVR

BMW X6 M

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

MPG (city)

13

15

13

15

MPG (highway)

19

22

18

19

MPG (combined)

15

18

15

17

Fuel tank capacity (gallons)

22.5

21.7

21.9

23.7

Range (city/highway/combined) (miles)

293/428/337

326/477/390

258/394/328

356/450/402

The 2021 Audi RS Q8 comes with a 22.5-gallon fuel tank which is larger than the BMW X6 M's and Jaguar F-Pace SVR's fuel tank but is smaller than the Porsche Cayenne Turbo's fuel tank, However, with the help of the difference of fuel tank, the difference between the BMW's range and Audi's shows quite a bit. 


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2021 Audi RS Q8 Interior

9.4/10

The interior of the 2021 Audi RS Q8 can seat 5 occupants comfortably. The front row seats are heated and ventilated 8-way power-adjustable sports seats featuring leather upholstery in black and come with contrast stitching. the rest of the interior also features soft-to-touch leather on the surfaces. For additional comfort, there is a 4-zone automatic climate control system.

There are two interior packages - luxury package ($3,150) which adds leather to the upper door armrests and center console along with front massage seat function. The next is the executive package ($2,000) which adds heating to the back row among other features. The 2021 RS Q8 comes with a cargo capacity of 30.5 cu.ft. which is more than the BMW X6 M and Porsche Cayenne Turbo, but 3.0 cu.ft. less than the Jaguar F-Pace SVR.

Models

Audi RS Q8

Jaguar F-Pace SVR

BMW X6 M

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

38.2/59.5/41.7

37.8/57.7/40.3

39.3/60.5/40.3

N/A

Second row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

38.1/58.5/40.2

37.5/55.8/37.2

37.9/57.9/35.6

N/A

Cargo Volume with rear seats up (ft.3)

30.5

33.5

27.4

26.3

The 2021 Audi RS Q8 comes with a 10.1-inch and an 8.6-inch dual touchscreen running on Audi's latest MMI interface. The upper screen controls all infotainment functions and the lower screen is meant mostly for car functions like climate control. There is the Virtual Cockpit, Audi's instrument cluster behind the steering wheel.

The infotainment unit comes with the features of navigation with real-time traffic display, wireless phone charging, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, SiriusXM satellite radio (3-month all-access subscription), Audi Connect 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and a 17-speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound system. If that is not enough speakers for $4,900 a 23-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system is available.


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2021 Audi RS Q8 Exterior

9.6/10

"It makes an intimidating impression in the rear-view mirror, but until you see the honeycomb detailing, it just looks like a giant black hole at the front of the car." - MotorTrend

The 2021 Audi RS Q8 has an aggressive yet toned-down look. Consider the Audi RS Q8 as a Lamborghini Urus that has a bit less going on, it comes with the RS parts like a front lip spoiler, rear roof spoiler, honeycomb grille, bumpers, side sills, diffuser which is positioned between dual exhaust tips. The exterior is completed with a set of 22-inch 10-V-spoke star wheels

2021 Audi RS Q8 SUV Three Quarter View

There are exterior option packs like the Black Optic package ($3,250) which adds 23-inch 5-spoke rotor design wheels with summer performance tires, sport exhaust system, black exterior accents. Then is the Carbon Optic Package ($4,500) which adds the same in carbon fibre, and will also add black optic package. 

Models

Audi RS Q8

Jaguar F-Pace SVR

BMW X6 M

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5490

4535 5375

5056

Length (in.)

197.3

186.9

195.0

194

Width (in.)

78.7

81.5

79.5

78.1

Height (in.)

66.7

65.5

66.6

65.9

Ground Clearance (in.)

--

--

8.3

7.4

Wheelbase (in.)

117.9

113.1

117.

114

The Audi RS Q8 is essentially a mid-size SUV and its dimensions are of a mid-size SUV, measuring 196.3-inches in length which is longer than the Jaguar F-Pace by 10.4 inches, and 2.3 and 3.3 inches longer than the BMW X6 M and Porsche Cayenne Turbo, respectively.


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2021 Audi RS Q8 Safety

9.0/10

Even though the 2021 Audi RS Q8 has not completed testing by the NHTSA, but has not been tested by IIHS. However, the Audi Q8 which the car is based on is tested and has an overall 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA and a top safety pick from the IIHS. 

The 2021 Audi RS Q8 comes with many safety features these include electronic stability control with offroad mode, secondary collision brake assists, ABS with electronic brake pressure distribution (EBD) and brake assist, rearview camera, tire-pressure monitoring system, and the optional driver-assist package ($1,750) and night vision assistant ($2,250).


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2021 Audi RS Q8 Competition

2021 Audi RS Q8 vs 2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

The JLR's special vehicles operation division has always done a marvelous job in bringing out a meaner version of a standard car. The F-Pace is no exception, the SVR is an exhilarating SUV. The glorious exhaust note form the supercharged V8 is the best in the business. Also, a 575 hp SUV may seem a bit absurd but let's face it that's how the world is these days. There is no too much of anything in the world as we speak.

2021 Audi RS Q8 vs 2021 BMW X6 M

The BMW X6 M is the high-performance version of the X6. It comes with a 600 hp 4.4.L V8 which is just a hoot of an engine. Although this is a 5000 pound SUV, it is much less of a pain in the bends as compared to the Jaguar F-pace SVR. We definitely like the design of the RS Q8 to that of the X6 M which looks like a BMW X5 with a chopped rear. That said, the BMW has the most power and is definitely the nippiest one here which makes it irresistible.

BMW X6 M SUV

2021 Audi RS Q8 vs 2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

The Porsche Cayenne turbo shares the underpinnings with the Audi Q8. Although it is from the same parent company, both have totally different personas. The Porsche Cayenne is not the most powerful nor is it the fastest, but it has the distinct Porsche DNA that is missing in the rest of the cars here. Dynamically the Porsche feels more nimble and agile than the Audi which in turn makes it a better alternative if you intend on throwing your car around a track often.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo SUV

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2021 Audi RS Q8 Final Verdict

The Audi RS Q8 is the most powerful SUV in Audi's lineup and borrows a few parts from Lamborghini Urus and Audi RS6 and comes with the best of features Audi has to offer, making it a better option than its competition. 

 

2021 Audi RS Q8 Consumer Reviews and Ratings

10.0

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quattro 4dr SUV AWD (4.0L 8cyl 8A)

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User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 24, 2021

2021 RSQ8

Pros - A parking sensor and a rear camera are the most important in a big truck like this.

Cons - Costly trim,mediocre engine performance,

Once you get over the ride quality, It's fine. 4.0-liter eight-cylinder engine with 591 Horses. A fabulous piece of engineering. Agile handling, suspension is light and soft, steering wheel is light even during parking, but in the sports mode it is a bit heavy which is good. 22" 10-spoke star design wheels, RS-specific front and rear fascia RS-tuned adaptive air suspension for the best ride quality. Design is not bad but surely not the strength of this car. Night vision assistant with large animal and pedestrian detection. Highly reliable. I am very satisfied with the price I paid as it has met my expectations. Wonderful experience

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