2021 Audi RS Q8 – Review, Specs, Configurations, Prices, and Interior

2021 Audi RS Q8

MSRP: $114,500 - $114,500










  • It seems to be fantastic.
  • The handling and performance are incredible.
  • The interior is a thrill of technology.
  • The excellence of the ride matches the luxury of the cabin.
  • Much less expensive than rivals.


  • It's quite massive.
  • The fuel efficiency isn't particularly good.
  • Most functions are controlled by screens, which may irritate some.


The 2021 Audi RS Q8 is only available in one variant, which has adaptive air suspension. In addition, you can also alter how the suspension works so you can adjust the throttle and transmission settings. Depending on the situation, the front may receive up to 70% of the grunt, while the back may receive up to 85%. With a lap time of 7:42.253, the RS Q8 is the quickest production SUV to lap the Nurburgring.

The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 in the RS Q8 produces 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, making it a monster in performance. A 48-volt mild-hybrid system with regenerative braking and a battery pack capable of storing 12 watts complements it. An eight-speed automatic transmission controls the entire powertrain, sending 40% of it to the front wheels and the remaining to the rear axle. Similarly, the transmission is also impressive.

It’s an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission that is both smooth and snappy, shifting up with barely any pauses in acceleration and reducing a ratio as quickly when needed. Give the command to the box with the manual paddles behind the steering wheel, and you’ll find that you’re in complete control, with the box happily reacting to your every command. You can decide how intense you want the throttle and transmission mapping, thanks to specific drive modes (RS1 and RS2), which is exactly what you’d expect from a full-fledged performance car. Everything tightens up in corners, creating an extraordinarily flat and level cornering experience for such a massive vehicle.

More details regarding the Features, Configurations, and Interior are described in the sections below. If you want to know about the 2021 Audi TT RS, then click our post.

Specs and Features

Engine4.0L V-8
Seating5 Passengers
Power591 @ RPM
Transmission8-spd w/OD
MPG13 City / 19 Hwy
DrivetrainQuattro all-wheel-drive
2021 Audi RS Q8 Specs and Features


The MSRP of the 2021 Audi Q8 is $114,500 – $114,500.

What’s Newly Include in 2021 

  • All new-model.

2021 Audi RS Q8 Configurations

The only configuration of the 2021 Audi RS Q8 is given below:

1. 4.0T 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Sport Utility

Price: The MSRP of the 4dr All-Wheel Drive Quattro Sport Utility (4.0T) trim is $114,500. 

Specs and Features: It comes with a 4.0L V-8 Engine, 8-spd w/OD Transmission, 591 @ rpm Horsepower, 590 @ rpm Torque, Quattro all-wheel-drive type, ABS and driveline Traction control, 1st and 2nd-row exterior express open/close sliding and tilting glass sunroof, 22″ silver aluminum wheels, front air conditioning, dual-zone automatic, rear air conditioning, with separate controls, driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback heated front seats, SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan radio, 3 – 1st row LCD monitor, key fob (all doors) remote keyless entry, front and rear fog/driving lights, heated mirrors, windshield wipers – rain-sensing, Valcona leather seat trim, driver and passenger lumbar support, Audi MMI navigation plus with Touch response with voice activation navigation system, and Audi parking system plus Parking assist.

2021 Audi RS Q8 Configuration
2021 Audi RS Q8 Configuration

2021 Audi RS Q8 Interior

What is the seating capacity?

The RS Q8 can seat five people at a push, but the middle person of the rear bench should be of smaller stature than the norm to be comfortable. In the outboard seats, there is enough space for adults, although headroom and legroom are inadequate.

Interior Quality

As standard, the RS Q8 comes with quilted Valcona leather, with Express Red or Rock Gray contrast stitching. You can get Cognac Brown leather with Granite Gray stitching or black stitching. Carbon fiber trim panels are standard, while Gray Oakwood is also available. Fortunately, none of these alternatives come at an additional expense, however, red contrast stitching matches the red ambient lighting, which we recommended.

Cargo Space

With the back seats folded down, the RS Q8 has 30.5 cubic feet of room, which is enough to fit luggage for the entire family on a weekend trip. If more space is needed, the 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats may be lowered to increase volume to an astonishing 60.7 cubic feet.

Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

The RS Q8’s standard infotainment system boasts a big 10.1-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, Android Auto, Bluetooth, SiriusXM digital radio, and a 17-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. In addition, an impressive 23-speaker 3D surround sound system, also from B&O, is available if you want even more punch from your audio setup. Plus the MMI Navigation is also included, as well as natural voice control processing. Regardless of which setup you choose, the system works well, is simple to use, and is visually appealing is yet another feather in this car’s cap.

2021 Audi RS Q8 Interior
2021 Audi RS Q8 Interior

Should I Buy a 2021 Audi RS Q8?

The RS Q8 is available in only one trim level, so the only decision you’ll have to make is the features you want. Adaptive cruise control is included in the Driver Assistance package, which is worth considering. The Luxury package, which includes massaging front seats and additional leather upholstery, is recommended for maximum comfort. The top-of-the-line Bang & Olufsen sound system is costly, but we’ve heard it in previous Audis, and it’s excellent.

You may also Ask for

Is the 2021 Audi RS Q8 a good car?

The Lamborghini Urus and the RS Q8 are two completely different automobiles. Despite their many similarities, Audi’s ultimate SUV differs in a variety of ways. The most noticeable difference is that it lacks an Italian supercar company’s insignia on the hood. Instead, it looks great, drives like a dream, and boasts a stunning interior that takes the Q8’s elegance and beauty to new heights. It boasts a lot of cargo space, a sophisticated suspension system, great handling, and many features that are also simply fantastic.

What is a 2021 Audi RS Q8 worth?

The RS Q8 was initially priced at $113,000 in the United States, but the online configurator now shows a base price of $114,500 before a $995 destination charge.

Is a 2021 Audi RS Q8 a reliable car?

There have been no recalls for the RS Q8 2020 or 2021 models so far.

For more information about the latest Audi RS Q8, kindly visit the Official Website.

Bilal Ibrahim

Bilal Ibrahim is an automotive engineer, graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology.