Audi’s flagship SUV has been around since 2019 and we haven’t seen bigger updates so far, until now. Although standard models are about to continue in the same way, the Ingolstadt company is bringing an all-new, all-electric version of this SUV, called the Q8 e-tron. This model will come in two variants, with pretty capable powertrains. On the other hand, the standard 2025 Audi Q8 will carry on in the same way, with familiar powertrain options and other features.
All in all, you may count on a familiar SUV design, now available with a broader range of powertrain options. Other than that, things are pretty much the same. This is still an attractive SUV, with composed handling and one of the nicest cabins in the class. We also like its long list of standard equipment, while key complaints go to things like limited cargo space and lack of second-row headroom.
The all-electric versions will hit the market pretty soon, while the standard lineup is about to arrive in the last quarter of the year.
What Will 2025 Audi Q8 Look Like?
Despite the new powertrain options, as well as the fact that the current generation has been around for almost five years, the 2025 Audi Q8 won’t get any notable updates. It will continue with the same styling, which isn’t a bad thing at all. Simply, the current model still looks very good, thanks to aggressive lanes and massive grille design.
Of course, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle will also remain the same. This SUV comes standard with air suspensions, so it’s not a surprise that all variants offer a pretty amazing driving experience, with a great balance between comfort and athleticism. Handling feels composed and pretty engaging, though still not as athletic as in the case of rivals like the BMW X6 and Porsche Cayenne.
2025 Audi Q8 Interior
On the inside, the 2025 Audi Q8 will also continue in a familiar way, which was kinda expected. Simply, this is still one of the nicest cabins in the class, characterized by an excellent combination of great build quality, conservative aesthetics and an impressive load of tech features. Such an approach will help this interior to age with grace, which is the case with most Audi models.
As for the passenger space, the front seats are massive and offer good support, and the driving position is also pretty good, whether it’s about ergonomics or visibility. The second row is also pretty generous with space and accommodates adults with ease. However, the sloping roof has a negative impact on the cargo capacity, so ratings aren’t spectacular in this aspect. You may count on about 30.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 60.7 cubic feet, which isn’t bad, but there are numerous rivals that offer more room.
When it comes to standard and available equipment, we don’t expect bigger changes compared to the current model. So, base versions should come equipped with goodies like 10.1- and 8.6-inch touch screens, navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay, wired Android Auto, HD Radio, satellite radio, a 10-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, four USB ports, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, keyless entry, push-button start, tri-zone automatic climate control, ambient lighting and a panoramic sunroof.
Among available features, expect to find goodies like 17- and 23-speaker sound systems, wireless device charging, quad-zone automatic climate control, rear sunshades and power soft-close doors.
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2025 Audi Q8 Engines
The biggest novelty will be the introduction of two all-electric versions. The 2025 Audi Q8 e-tron will come in two variants. The base one will feature a couple of electric motors and a total output of 402 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. The system includes a 106-kWh battery pack, which should ensure around 300 miles of range. There is also the SQ8 e-tron version, with 496 horsepower.
The rest of the lineup is about to carry on in the same way. So, the base Q8 will continue with a familiar 3.0-liter V6, which puts out around 335 horsepower. For those who look for something peppier, there are two models with the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. The first one is the SQ8, which puts out around 500 horsepower. The flagship RS Q8 features a max output of 591 horsepower and needs just 3.7 seconds to hit 60.
All gas-powered models come with an 8-speed automatic transmission. When it comes to fuel economy, base models with the V6 are good for about 18 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. V8-powered models return up to 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway.
Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2025 Audi Q8 will hit the market this fall, but all-electric versions will probably arrive a little bit earlier. As for the price, base models will go around 73.000 dollars. The all-electric Q8 e-ton will feature a starting price of around 76.000 dollars.