The 500-HP Audi SQ8 Is Gonna Cost You

Plenty more premium goodies, such as four-zone automatic climate-control, a panoramic sunroof, and an interior…

Plenty more premium goodies, such as four-zone automatic climate-control, a panoramic sunroof, and an interior lighting package are also fitted as standard. Sadly, though, if you want Audi’s trick Quattro sport differential, which actively splits torque between the rear wheels for better cornering agility, you’ll have to shell out extra for an optional SQ8 Sport Package. That package also includes Active Roll Stabilization, which uses the vehicle’s 48-volt electrical system to keep itself flatter under cornering.

In short, the Audi SQ8 is a powerful, practical, well-appointed high-tech rocketship, and at $89,000 to start, it’s still thousands less expensive than the BMW X7 M50i, perhaps even making it a good buy – assuming you have the means.