2020 Audi RS Q8, Audis First RS SUV for U.S., Starts at $113,995

2020 Audi RS Q8, Audis First RS SUV for U.S., Starts at $113,995

  • audi announced that the 2020 rs q8, the brand's first rs-spec suv in the u.s., will start at $113,995.
  • it's powered by a detuned version of the twin-turbo 4.0-liter v-8 found in the lamborghini urus suv.
  • expect to see the 2020 rs q8 in dealers soon, as it arrived in europe early this year.

    the 2020 audi rs q8 is the first rs-spec audi suv to make its way to u.s. shores, and it'll start at $113,995. while that might sound like a serious amount of dough for an suv, keep in mind that it's just under $100,000 less expensive than the lamborghini urus, which uses a more powerful version of the group's 4.0-liter engine, and it's currently the fastest suv around the nürburgring with a time of 7 minutes and 42 seconds.

    for the new folks, rs is audi's high-performance subsidiary. the rs stands for renn sport, or racing. the rs q8 is powered by a 591-hp 4.0-liter v-8, and all that power is sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission and audi's quattro all-wheel-drive system. additionally, all rs q8s come standard with an adaptive air suspension and all-wheel steering.

    the 591-hp audi suv is on the more affordable end compared with its primary competitors. is there anything with a lower price? just the 600-hp 2020 bmw x5 m, which starts at $106,095.

    next up is the 603-hp 2021 mercedes-amg gle63 s, starting at $114,945, followed by the 575-hp 2020 land rover range rover sport svr at $115,795, and finally, the 670-hp 2020 porsche cayenne turbo s e-hybrid, which starts at $163,150.

    the 2020 rs q8, which goes on sale in europe first, will arrive in the u.s. this spring and is claimed to reach 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, with a top speed of 190 mph.


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