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The Top Gear car review:Audi Q8
Running costs and reliability
This is a big SUV, so it won’t be cheap-cheap to run, but residuals are looking good, it’s relatively efficient and feels built properly. It’ll cruise around happily, provide 550 miles-ish to a tank of diesel, and soothe away boring commutes with a duvet of technology.
There’s a raft of kit as standard even on the S-Line: 21-inch alloys, air suspension, eight-speed automatic ‘box, quattro, Matrix LED lights, leather seats, climate, MMI-Plus, parking plus, active safety tech, and the rest.
Just be aware that, as with any Audi, you can drop a serious amount of cash on options, some of which are probably rarely used. As an indicator, the Vorsprung top-level spec has pretty much everything as standard, and that tips the scales around £18-20k more than the S-Line model.