A stylish Audi Q8 2020 model standing in Audi Showroom

Review: Audi Q8 2020

The Audi Q8 2020 is a luxury mid-size SUV popular in the UAE market for its driving comfort as well as performance. The 2020 model has improved its interior and exterior when compared with the 2019 model. The overall look is much sportier and chicer. Audi Q8 2020 is available in just one variant: 3.0T 55 TFSI Quattro, commonly known as the S-Line.

The two-row SUV has 8-speed automatic transmission.

  • Engine: 3.0-litre 6-cylinder engine
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Number of Colours: 5
  • Number of Variants: 1
  • Seating Capacity: 5 passengers
  • Body Type: SUV 
  • Starting Price: AED 315,000
  • Dimensions:
    • Wheelbase: 2995 mmLength: 4986 mmWidth: 1995 mmHeight: 1705 mm
    • Weight: 2145 kg


2020 Audi Q8 3.0T 55 TFSI is powered by a 3.0-litre 6-cylinder engine. Apart from its standard progressive steering the Audi Q8 2020 also offers the all-wheel steering option, turning the rear wheels by up to 5 degrees for better stability when driving fast.


Audi Q8 2020 has a great body
The Audi Q8 2020 has a sophisticated exterior

Audi Q8 2020 exterior features are incredible, to say the least. The bold and sleek SUV stands on standard 20-inch aluminium alloy wheels. The front radiator grille with highly silhouetted air inlets and a confident look has Audi’s logo and at both sides of the grille, you will find the latest adjustable LED matrix headlights with a headlamp washer system. You will also find the Quattro logo on one side of Audi’s emblem on the front grille.

The headlights also have separate inbuilt daytime running lights, a high-beam assist and the headlights have cameras. The windshield of the Audi Q8 2020 has insulated glass and there is a sun visor on the driver and front passenger side.

As for the sides, the dynamic side-lines of Audi Q8 2020 make the 4WD all the more impressive. The sophisticated slanting roofline smoothly terminates in the inclined D-pillars and releases against the wheel arches. The strong lines and curves of the Audi Q8 2020 along with tight athletic surfaces and chrome finishing give a very powerful off-road exterior look to the all-wheel drive.
As for the roof, the model has a panoramic glass sunroof.

In the back, there are six parking sensors, stylish light reflectors, a reverse camera and LED lights on the number plate. Other exterior features include a powerful adjustable rear-view mirror, rear window wiper and a rear window washer.

Other exterior features include aluminium optic roof tails and a tailgate roof spoiler. The boot has a power liftgate and can be opened with a hand gesture. You can also open the trunk with the key.


The seats of Audi 2020 Q8 are spacious, comfortable and made of quality material
2020 Audi Q8 interior creates a perfect ambience for a perfect driving experience

Q8 features a spectacular interior prepared with quality materials. The car also has a generous amount of space for passengers in the front and back row. Keeping comfort in mind, the seats are made with top-notch leather.

As soon as you open the doors, the driver side door has buttons for window opening, locking and unlocking and buttons for side mirror adjustments. The car door has a wooden finishing. At the bottom of the driver door, you will find the trunk open button as well. The front seats are power-adjustable, eight-way heated with driver’s seat memory options.

The dashboard also has a chrome and wooden finish. Behind the steering, there is a digital speedometer. The car comes with two screens, the top screen is for infotainment with audio, navigation and mobile phone features control while the lower screen is used to control the air-conditioning. The SUV has 4-zone climate control.

The infotainment of Q8 is what makes the interior a step ahead of its predecessor. The buttons are right where they need to be, easily placed around the steering and the console.

Audi Q8 has a power steering with buttons for the speedometer on the left and adjustments on the right.

The car also has two cup holders in the centre console alongside mobile phone chargers. You will also find narrow storage spots in all the door pockets.

In the rear, there is a three-seat system. You can fold down the middle seat and find an armrest and two cup holders. Moreover, when all rear seatbacks are folded down, the luggage compartment increases.


The trunk of an Audi Q8 2020
The trunk of an Audi 2020 Q8 is capable of holding heavy luggage items

Audi Q8 is a five-seater with an adequate boot capacity. Behind the second-row, there is over 30 cubic feet of cargo and with the second-row folded down that space increases to over 60 cubic feet.


Variants or Trims Audi Q8 2020 3.0T 55 TFSIEngine Capacity
3.0-litre V-6
Power (hp)
335 hp
Torque (Nm)
440 Nm
8-speed automatic
Fuel type


The 3.0-l-V6 engine gives a fuel efficiency of 13.8 L/100 Km for city, 11.7L/100 Km for highway and 12.7L/100 Km combined.


Cutting edge technology and safety features are standard in all Audi Models and Q8 is not different. All Audi Q8 2020 models are equipped with automatic emergency braking and lane-departure warnings. In 2019, the Q8’s automatic emergency braking system was rated as “Superior” when it comes to avoiding forward collisions with other cars, by the IIHS. The model also received a five out of five stars in crash testing conducted by the NHTSA.

Important safety features in the car include:

  • Passenger airbag
  • Side airbag-Front
  • Side airbag-Rear
  • Child safety locks
  • Driver airbag
  • Anti-Lock braking system
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic brake force distributing (EBD)
  • Vehicle stability control system 
  • Rear seat belts
  • Seat belt warning    
  • Day & Night rearview mirror
  • Height adjustable front seat belts
  • Fire extinguisher, front passenger seat
  • Rear camera
  • Parking sensors
  • Crash sensor
  • Engine check warning
  • Start/stop system
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • Front-impact beams
  • Side impact beams
  • Door ajar warning
  • Traction control


The Audi Q8 2020 has advanced technology and connectivity features
All controls on the steering wheel and infotainment screen are easy to use and understand

With two touchscreens integrated into the dashboard and centre console, every Audi Q8 2020 model asserts a cutting-edge infotainment system. The Q8 model doesn’t have the intuitive rotary controller found on other models, instead, the displays respond to touch inputs with haptic feedback.

Commanding the car about tech features is easier thanks to the receptive voice commands and handy steering-wheel controls. Standard tech and connectivity features include:

  • A 4G LTE mobile hotspot
  • Audi smartphone interface with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability
  • Bluetooth interface
  • CD player
  • Standard digital gauge cluster (called the Audi Virtual Cockpit) with configurable settings and superb navigation (called the MMI navigation)
  • Wireless phone charging and two different premium audio systems (these are optional)


The Audi Q8 2020 is an extremely comfortable five-seat luxury crossover. The SUV has an athletic exterior, a comfy interior, the latest technology and safety features and a powerful engine with a hybrid system.

The Q8 has good safety scores and offers a smooth drive. If you want to buy this car, but its higher price makes it seem like a dream, we’ve got you sorted. You can buy used Audi Q8 2020 models in the UAE at economical rates without thinking about financial constraints.


Who are the official dealers of Audi Q8 2020 in the UAE?

Al Nabooda Automobiles LLC is the authorized dealer for Audi in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.

How many passengers can sit in Audi Q8 2020?

Five people can sit in the Audi Q8 2020 model.

What is the Audi Quattro?

In Italian Quattro means four and in the world of Audi, it is a registered trademark of the automaker. Audi Quattro is a famous four-wheel drive technology that is used by Audi on some of its vehicles. Audi Q8 3.0T 55 TFSI has the S Line Quattro logo badge in the front grille.


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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

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