New Audi Q8 Facelift Gets New Features & Power

Audi Q8 Facelift Specifications and Details

Audi has unveiled Audi Q8 Facelift at the Munich motor show, marking an update to the model that originally hit the market in 2018. This facelifted Q8 distinguishes itself from the Q8 e-tron introduced last year, despite sharing the same name and platform. The Q8 facelift, launched in 2018, aimed to compete with BMW and Mercedes-Benz coupe SUVs. The Q8 e-tron is essentially the updated version of Audi’s first EV, previously known as the e-tron. While they both carry the Q8 badge, they have distinct roots and differ significantly in dimensions, with the Q8 being larger in all aspects, including a longer wheelbase compared to the Q8 e-tron.

Audi Q8 Facelift Design

New Audi Q8 Facelift Gets New Features & Power
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The Audi Q8 Facelift showcases subtle design updates, particularly in the front end. Changes include a trapezoidal grille with octagonal apertures and ‘L’-shaped inserts, more pronounced on models with the S Line exterior package and SQ8 version. The bumper air intakes have been redesigned, while the standout feature is the new HD Matrix LED. These headlights incorporate digital daytime running lights with selectable light signatures and feature 24 LEDs and a high-power laser diode with a blue ambient light telltale. The rear maintains a similar appearance but introduces digital OLED rear lights with four selectable light designs that synchronize with the headlights. The Q8 now sports the new 2D logo on the B-pillar, and offers five new wheel designs.

Interior and Features

The Audi Q8 Facelift gets cosmetic updates including seat upholstery variations with different stitching and inlay patterns. The Q8 now offers an expanded app store, integrating third-party music apps like Spotify and Amazon Music. Enhancements to the 360-degree camera and Audi’s virtual cockpit provide improved driver assistance systems. This displays lane-change, distance warnings, and other vital information in full HD. The familiar features such as Audi’s twin MMI touchscreens, four-zone climate control, head-up display, heated and ventilated seats with massage function, and a Bang & Olufsen hi-fi system are retained. The Q8 also maintains its four-wheel steering, steel and optional air springs, and standard four-wheel-drive across the range.

Engine and Performance

The engine lineup for the Audi Q8 facelift remains consistent internationally. The diesel options include the 45 TDI with a 3.0-liter V6 delivering 231hp and 500Nm of torque, and the 50 TDI with the same engine but tuned to produce 286hp and 600Nm of torque. On the petrol side, the 55 TFSI features a 3.0-liter V6 engine generating 340hp and 500Nm of torque. All these engines are mated to an 8-speed tiptronic automatic transmission, quattro four-wheel drive, and incorporate a mild-hybrid system. The SQ8 gets a 4.0-liter V8 engine producing 507hp and 770Nm of torque. The 8-speed gearbox connects it to quattro four-wheel drive.


Audi already sells the Q8 in India, so the facelifted model can also come to India. The existing Q8 is priced between Rs 1.07 crore – 1.43 crore in India, and the facelifted model could see a slight increase in pricing.


The revamped Audi Q8 showcases subtle yet noteworthy updates, maintaining its edge in the competitive SUV market. While retaining its elegant, large grille and smooth profile, it gains enhanced headlights and innovative OLED rear lights. Inside, cosmetic changes and an expanded app store complement its premium features. Powertrains remain robust, with mild-hybrid technology across the range. Audi enthusiasts in India can anticipate this refreshed Q8 to make its way to the market, building upon the existing model’s pricing and offering a refined driving experience with a hint of Audi’s renowned luxury.

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