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The Audi Q8 is a luxury SUV (E-segment in Europe) manufactured by the German marque Audi. It shares a platform with the rest of the Volkswagen Group’s high-performance SUVs, such as the Bentley Bentayga, the Lamborghini Urus, the Porsche Cayenne, the VW Touareg and its big brother, the Audi Q7.

This Audi flagship SUV is a smaller Crossover than the Q7, but with a sportier design. It was presented in 2017 and went on sale in 2018 with the intention of competing against the BMW X6 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé. Thus, it began a new category within the automobile: the ‘SUV Coupé‘.

Audi Q8. Timing Belt or Timing Chain?

Down below you will see a list with all Audi Q8 models that have been produced. They are classified by model identifier, year and type of bodywork. Above each list, we show you a series of pictures so that you can have a visual reference for each model. In some cases, both the original and its updated design are displayed to help you identify them with ease.

In this guide you will find all Audi Q8 models:

  • Standard SUV,
  • SQ8 and RS Q8 Sport Performance versions.

■ Timing Belt / Cam Belt (Correa / Faja de Distribución)
■ Timing Chain (Cadena de Distribución / Cadena de Tiempo)
■ Gear Driven (Distribución por Engranajes)
100% Electric, No Timing (Sin Distribución)
Unknown / Not Updated (Información desconocida)

If a car model is specified in blue, it means its motor engine has a timing chain; that is, it has no timing belt. The rest of the vehicles marked in grey have a timing belt/cam belt.

Audi Q8 I – First Generation (4M) (2018)

Q8 SUV (4MN)

Diesel Engines

  • CVMD 3.0 TDI Quattro 249 CV (2018)
  • DHXC 3.0 45 TDI Mild Hybrid Quattro 231 CV (2018)
  • DHXA 3.0 50 TDI Mild Hybrid Quattro 286 CV (2018)
  • DHVA SQ8 TDI Mild Hybrid Quattro 435 CV (2018)

Petrol / Gasoline Engines

  • DCBD 55 TFSI Quattro 340 CV (2018)
  • DMFA 45 TFSI Quattro 245 CV (2019)
  • DHUB RS Mild Hybrid Quattro 600 CV (2019)

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