Is the Audi Q8 the best-looking German SUV?

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12w ago

This is the Q8 TFSI. Audi calls this “the most progressive SUV coupé to date”. I’m not sure what they mean by that but I do know that the Q8 looks a lot better than most vehicles in its segment.

It is powered by a V6 and an electric motor for a combined power output of 530 hp courtesy of ABT Sportsline. Thanks to an ECU upgrade, the V6 in the Q8 60 TFSI now delivers 408 hp and 500 Nm (+68 hp, +50 Nm) of torque. It’s overkill, especially in an SUV, but, in the words of the world’s most famous farmer, “POWERRR”.

Several aero enhancements are available, with a new front skirt add-on and a new rear skirt set, a new spoiler and new fender inserts - also available in carbon fibre - paired with 22-inch matte black wheels.

BMW, Mercedes and Audi have been battling one another for decades but I think that when it comes to styling, Audi is ahead of both BMW, who has a very clear brand identity but still polarises opinions with the grille, and Mercedes, who’s lost a plot a bit, as most of its cars look soulless.

And most SUVs are either bland or boring. Or both. They’re bloring. Or brand. But the Q8 looks good, doesn’t it?

Is this the best-looking German SUV on sale?

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Comments (15)

  • I wouldn't even call this a SUV, it's a crossover and they are all ugly.

      2 months ago
  • The RSQ8 is still my favourite SUV, it looks so menacing

      2 months ago
    • I got to to sit in one and look at it up close. Excellent looking machine.

        2 months ago
  • Most CUVs, because let's be honest that's what they are, look pretty terrible, same goes for this. The G class is probably the best looking SUV. I like the old Q7 V12 TDI a lot, that looked pretty dope although it was a sleeper. Else I think the only good looking SUV right now is the Volvo XC60 probably, which looks worse than the V60 so there's that..

      2 months ago
  • I don't think so. I quite like the base model G-Class and the X3 is pretty good looking as well

      2 months ago
  • No, the Bentayga is

      2 months ago