Audi Trademarks RS Q8 Name in Europe

Audi Trademarks RS Q8 Name in Europe

0 comments 📅02 August 2017, 04:45

Since the Q8 concept key hit auto show stages back in January, rumors of a hot, Audi Sport variation have abounded. Now we have the best evidence yet that Audi’s in-house modifiers are actually planning the RS Q8 thanks to a trademark application in Europe.

The trademark was submitted to the European Union Pundit Property Office and registered under the “vehicles and means of transport” classification.

Expected to tariff roughly the same as an X6M (~$105,000), the RS Q8 will likely use the same 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 as the Lamborghini Urus. That would pass on it around 600 hp, and with Audi’s ability to tune big, powerful cars, it should be an all-round performer, too.

Chances of the RS Q8 coming to America are good-looking good, too, since the head of Audi Sport, Stephan Winkelmann, has hinted that such a car would be a domain car.

It’s also enormously unlikely that it would come in diesel, like the SQ7 TDI, since this would not be compatible with the c-car ethos.

“The other key aspects for us are comfort, quality and safety,” said Winkelmann talking unspecifically about the future of Audi Sport to Auto Express. “Here we don’t compromise and plane if we do SUVs they have to have all of this.”

Production of the standard Q8 will start in 2018 at Audi’s Bratislava apparatus, where the Q7 is made. Sales are expected to start later that same year.

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