The reason the company can get so much out of the supercharged mill is the special electric supercharger. Whereas many supercharging units function by use of a belt-drive, Audi’s uses electrification. Audi used this type of supercharger before (the SQ7 TDI) but never with a hybrid powertrain.
Here are the details for the Q8
- The 3.0-liter supercharged V6 paired with an electric motor makes 476 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.
- The vehicle can travel at low speeds and park without using a single drop of gasoline.
- Audi reports a 0-60 mph time of 4.7 seconds.
- The vehicle posts a reported 745-mile total range from a 22.5-gallon fuel tank.
Aside from the impressive performance numbers, the Q8
There’s no word yet if Audi will bring this particular version of the Q8 to production, but the company will eventually roll some type of Q8 off the assembly line. We’re looking forward to getting behind the wheel of a Q8 no matter what kind or how many versions of it Audi produces.