Audi announced pricing details for its flagship SUV in March, but the RS Q8 is already about to enter the 2021 model year. An order guide discovered by CarsDirect shows the flagship SUV from Ingolstadt will get a price bump of $1,500, meaning it’s going to kick off from $115,495 once you factor in destination. An Audi spokesperson has confirmed the price increase is happening, but without going into any other details.
Dealers across the United States are already taking orders for the 2021 Audi RS Q8, which according to an analysis made by CarsDirect, won’t come with any major changes in terms of equipment compared to the 2020MY. Like the standard Q8, the go-faster version is available with a $1,000 loyalty discount and remains relatively a bargain compared to the mechanically related $222,204 Lamborghini Urus.
If you’re looking to save some money by getting the 2020MY, dealers in the US don’t have a lot left in stock. In fact, a little over 10 are still up for grabs, with pricing varying from $129,840 to $138,885. Even the cheapest one is still $15,000 over the base RS Q8 due to numerous optional goodies, including the carbon optic package and 23-inch wheels.
For the 2021MY, the Audi RS Q8 soldiers on with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine producing 591 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. It enables a 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 174 mph as standard or as high as 190 mph provided it’s equipped with the optional Dynamic Package Plus.
The fact that it’s getting a price bump after only one model year is not necessarily a surprise, but the RS Q8 hasn’t been available for a full year in the United States. The 2020MY has only been out for a few months, so early adopters did the right thing by ordering one before the sudden price hike.