The 2019 Audi Q8 is an all-new addition to the competitive, but small, four-door coupe crossover segment, formerly occupied by only the 2019 BMW X6, the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, and the Range Rover Sport.
Even with a new rival, the 2019 BMW X6 stays tough, and remains a top competitor in a segment that it began years ago.
Compare the 2019 BMW X6 vs 2019 Audi Q8 here to get a feel for the similarities and differences between models.
It's not uncommon for the first model-year in a new generation to pull out all of the stops and roll out a heavily equipped deluxe vehicle–even so, the 2019 Audi Q8's starting price exceeds that of the 2019 BMW X6 by nearly $4,000. The Audi Q8 starts at $67,400, and the 2019 BMW X6 starts at $63,550.
Both of these crossovers are at or near the top of their automaker's luxury line–the 2019 Q8 is Audi's new flagship SUV, while the BMW X6 is second in command to "The Boss" BMW X5. Because of this, both of these luxury vehicles come equipped with a wide array of standard and available driver-assistance features.
Performance and Engine Comparison
Since both of these models are billed as capable daily drivers, both offer AWD: Audi's quattro all-wheel drive and BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive. The big difference, though, is that the 2019 BMW X6 comes standard with a lighter, more-efficient, and more-practical sDrive rear-wheel drive system. Audi's standard (and only) power comes from a 3.0-liter TFSI V6 good for 335 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, while the BMW X6 boasts either a standard 300-horsepower 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder or an available 445-horsepower 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 engine.
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