Thinking man's Lambo Urus is here - Audi RS Q8 launched in Malaysia, RM 1.69m

Shaun · Sep 22, 2022 04:22 PM

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  • Priced at RM 1,699,990 (inclusive of duties and sales tax)
  • Same underpinnings as the Lamborghini Urus
  • 2-year record holder for fastest SUV around the Nurburgring

PHS Automotive Malaysia (PHSAM), the distributor of Audi cars in Malaysia, has introduced the Audi RS Q8 to its line-up.

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With 600 PS and 800 Nm of torque, the 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 accelerates the Audi RS Q8 from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and onwards to a top speed of 305 km/h.

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Power goes to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system via the standard 8-speed automatic transmission. During cornering, the quattro sport differential distributes drive torque between the rear wheels as required. The active torque vectoring is said to improve traction, stability, and dynamics.

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The RS-specific adaptive air suspension sport with controlled damping allows for a broad spread between a setup biased toward comfort and sporty setup. Body roll during fast cornering is minimised, thanks to the electromechanical active roll stabilisation (EAWS) system. 

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The Audi drive select dynamic handling system allows the driver to control engine and transmission management, steering boost, the air suspension, all-wheel steering, engine sound and the characteristics of the automatic air conditioning.

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The Audi RS Q8 comes standard with 23-inch aluminium wheels in a 5 Y-spoke rotor design. Behind the large wheels is an RS brake system with internally vented composite discs (420 mm) up front, 370 mm at the rear, with ceramic brakes in red as standard.

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The tinted RS HD Matrix LED headlights come with three-dimensional daytime running lights signature with a digital character, like the LED tail lights.

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Inside, there are Special RS displays in the Audi virtual cockpit and MMI display provide information on tyre pressure, torque, output, temperature, lap times and g-forces. The head-up display also offers several RS-specific graphics.

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The RS sports seats come in perforated Valcona leather with honeycomb stitching with ventilation and massage function, while other RS interior elements include grey contrasting stitching on the knee pads, steering wheel rim, floor mats, and the edges of the seat belts.

Completing the RS treatment are RS logos on the steering wheel and illuminated front door sill trim. 

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In terms of ADAS, the Audi RS Q8 gets adaptive cruise assist, efficiency assist, intersection assist, lane change warning and 360-degree cameras.

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The Audi RS Q8 is available in a choice of nine colours - one solid paint finish and eight metallic/pearl effect shades, with carbon exterior mirror housing, and eleven Audi Exclusive colours.

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The Audi RS Q8 is priced at RM 1,699,990 (inclusive of duties and sales tax) and is offered with 3 years free maintenance, 5 years unlimited mileage warranty, and 5 years roadside assistance. Bookings can be made at all Audi Centres at Setia Alam, Glenmarie and Juru.

Also read: Not feeling the M3's grille? Here's the 2022 Audi RS5 Sportback in Malaysia, yours for RM 809k

Shaun

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The quest for automotive knowledge began as soon as the earliest memories. Various sources information, even questionable ones, have been explored including video games, television, magazines, or even internet forums. Still stuck in that rabbit hole.

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