2023 Audi RS Q8 Model Overview at Audi Louisville

Key Features

  • Starting at $122,800 MSRP*
  • 4.0-liter Turbocharged TFSI® eight-cylinder engine (591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque) with 8-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission and quattro® all-wheel drive
  • 0-60 MPH in 3.7 seconds with a 155 MPH top track speed
  • Audi RS-tuned adaptive air suspension with active roll stabilization
  • Standard quattro® sport rear differential
  • 22-inch 10-V-spoke star design wheels with 295/40 R22 summer tires
  • Heated and ventilated RS Sport seats with honeycomb pattern and contrast stitching
  • Optional ceramic brakes featuring 10-piston brake calipers painted in red, gray, or blue


About the Audi RS Q8

Combining the practicality of an SUV with the invigorating spirit of a high-performance RS model - the dynamic Audi RS Q8 is a thrilling addition to the Audi high-performance model range. Beneath its hood lies a precision-tuned biturbo V8 engine that produces a robust and unique sound thanks to its 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8 ignition sequence. Infused with the muscle of an SUV along with the agility of a coupe, the RS Q8 delivers razor-sharp handling that gets your adrenaline pumping both on and off the track.

In addition to its race-proven power, the RS Q8 also dazzles the senses with a luxuriously appointed interior. Premium amenities like ventilated RS sport Valcona leather seats with "RS" honeycomb stitching provide supportive comfort during high-speed cornering. A comprehensive collection of advanced driver-assistive safety features like adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist, and active lane assist help you stay one step ahead of danger and connected to your drive behind the wheel of the Audi RS Q8.

Audi RS Q8

What the Critics Say

"Performance is blistering and nearly as impressive as the RS Q8's significantly more expensive sibling, the Lamborghini Urus, with which it shares many components under the skin. The interior features the same tech-forward layout as other Q8 models; ritzy materials such as supple leather and faux suede abound" - Car and Driver

"Performance is blistering and nearly as impressive as the RS Q8's significantly more expensive sibling, the Lamborghini Urus, with which it shares many components under the skin. The interior features the same tech-forward layout as other Q8 models; ritzy materials such as supple leather and faux suede abound" - Roadshow by CNET

What's New for 2023

Changes to the flagship of the Audi performance SUV lineup are minor for the 2023 model year. The RS Q8 now features additional Nappa leather trim throughout the interior along with power rear window sunshades for 2023. Additionally, the optional Executive package now includes a park-assist system for convenience. Otherwise, you can expect the same exhilarating experience from the Audi RS Q8 for 2023.


Audi RS Q8 Features

Audi RS Q8 Performance

Track-Tested Performance

Combining prestige with power, the Audi RS Q8 sits atop the brand's high-performance SUV lineup. Under the hood, the RS Q8 comes standard with a purpose-built 4.0-liter Turbocharged TFSI® eight-cylinder engine that cranks out a robust 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque Paired with an 8-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission and legendary quattro® all-wheel drive, this SUV can rocket from 0 to 60 MPH in an astounding 3.7 seconds on its way to a top speed of 155 MPH. Other key performance features included as standard are an Audi RS-tuned adaptive air suspension with active roll stabilization and quattro® sport rear differential to transfer power seamlessly to the road surface. Since power is nothing without control, drivers can opt for available ceramic brakes featuring 10-piston brake calipers painted in red, gray, or blue. Standard 22-inch 10-V-spoke star design wheels with 295/40 R22 summer tires keep the Audi RS Q8 firmly planted even at high speeds.

Audi RS Q8 Interior

Inviting Interior

Infused with track-inspired design elements along with everyday usability, the interior of the Audi RS Q8 blurs the line between performance and practicality. Emphasizing spaciousness, the slim horizontal dashboard layout prominently showcases the standard MMI® touch response system. All RS Q8 models come standard with ventilated RS sport Valcona leather seats with "RS" honeycomb stitching in addition to a perforated leather sport steering wheel. Providing an audiophile-grade listening experience is its standard Bang & Olufsen 3D Sound System with 17 speakers and a 16-channel amplifier, designed exclusively for the RS Q8 interior. For an even more opulent experience, drivers can select the available Luxury package that adds an Alcantara® headliner along with fine Nappa leather accents on the center console, armrests, and instrument panel.

Audi RS Q8 Virtual Cockpit

Cutting-Edge Technology

Forward-thinking technology is yet another strong suit of the Audi RS Q8. The standard Audi virtual cockpit system provides customized readouts and an unobstructed view of critical drive data. RS-specific display screens allow the driver to glimpse at categories like output, g-forces, lap times, drivetrain temperatures, real-time torque, and tire pressure. An available head-up display helps to keep your eyes focused safely on the road ahead as well. All RS Q8 models also benefit from a comprehensive collection of active driver-assist technologies designed to boost awareness. Highlights include adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist, and active lane assist. A standard Top view camera system with virtual 360 surround view makes it virtually effortless to squeeze in or out of a tight space. Available Intersection assist helps monitor cross traffic when entering an intersection or on an exit ramp by notifying the driver of a potentially hazardous situation.


Trims & Specs

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RS Q8

  • Starting at $122,800 MSRP*
  • 4.0-liter Turbocharged TFSI® eight-cylinder engine (591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque) with 8-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission and quattro® all-wheel drive
  • 0-60 MPH in 3.7 seconds with a 155 MPH top track speed
  • Audi RS-tuned adaptive air suspension with active roll stabilization
  • Standard quattro® sport rear differential
  • 22-inch 10-V-spoke star design wheels with 295/40 R22 summer tires