Audi vehicles have starred in several blockbusters over the years, such as the Transporter and Iron Man series as well as the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe, but Ingolstadt’s latest creation – the new Q8 – will star in its own action series. The five-part Q8 Unleashed is part of a teaser campaign for the BMW X6-rivalling SUV “coupé”, which will run down to the car’s unveiling next month.

The first video short has just been released, and it depicts the life of power couple Sandra and Quentin. Their lavish lifestyle was turned upside down when Quentin was kidnapped during what was supposed to be a romantic date night. As for the car itself, not much can be seen, but we do spot a pair of heavily-bolstered bucket seats that hint at the sporting nature of the Q8.

Of course, we’ve seen pretty much everything else about the car, through revealing spyshots that show both the rakish exterior and the A8-inspired high-tech interior. We also know that the Q8 will ride on the MLB Evo platform employed by the Q7, Bentley Bentayga, Porsche Cayenne and the new Volkswagen Touareg, and we expect engine options to largely mirror that of the A8.

Two powertrains have already been shown so far – the 476 hp 3.0 litre TFSI V6 with a 48V mild hybrid system in the Q8 sport concept and the 448 hp plug-in hybrid version in the Q8 concept, both of which supposedly presage the production model. An eight-speed automatic transmission and a quattro permanent all-wheel drive system will likely be offered as standard.

GALLERY: Audi Q8 spyshots