Audi A8 News

  • Audi A8, A7, A6 and Q5 plug-in hybrids

    After years of promising, Audi is finally ready to roll out plug-in hybrid versions of its core models globally. The automaker on Monday announced that plug-in hybrid versions of the Q5, A6, A7 Sportback and A8 will be presented next week during the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The cars won't be badged e-trons, like the current A3 e-tron Sportback. Instead, e-tron will be reserved for Audi's battery-electric cars and the plug-in hybrids given a TFSI e label. In each of the models, an electric motor is integrated with an 8-speed automatic and works in conjunction with an...

  • Audi A8 Avant wagon by Castagna
    Italian coachbuilder plans Audi A8 Avant wagon

    Italian firm Castagna has plans to turn Audi's largest sedan into an Avant-style wagon. The firm shared renderings of the future project on social media earlier this month, depicting a previous-generation A8 that has ditched its standard trunk in order to become a full-sized wagon. Castagna didn't...

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    4 features the 2019 Audi A8 won't get, at least for now

    The creamy-smooth 2019 Audi A8 full-size luxury sedan goes on sale in November in the U.S., but several slices of its very elaborate technical pie will arrive later. Some of the features may not hit U.S. shores at all, but that die is not yet cast. Chock full of tech or shorn of the leading-edge...

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    2019 Audi A8 first drive review: Technology enabling luxury

    I’m hustling through the Spanish countryside getting a back massage, attacking roundabouts with gusto in a car that can sprint from 0-60 mph in less than 5.0 seconds, and my passenger is sound asleep. This car does just about everything well. It’s quiet, fast, smooth, spacious, and...

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    Could Audi revive Horch as luxury sub-brand to rival Mercedes-Maybach?

    Get ready for the potential revival of another historic German luxury brand. Audi is reportedly planning to resurrect Horch as an ultra-luxury sub-brand to challenge Mercedes-Maybach. Citing company insiders, Automotive News (subscription required) reported Monday that a range-topping A8 sporting a...

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    2019 Audi A8 priced, Level 3 self-driving tech not coming to US

    Audi's A8 flagship sedan has been redesigned and we'll see it in showrooms this fall. Audi hasn't formally announced pricing but CNET reported Monday that the starting price for the big sedan will be $83,800, excluding destination. The pricing is in line with BMW's 7-Series and represents a $1,300...

  • 2019 Audi A8, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

    The Audi A8 is now one of the oldest among its peers but a redesigned version of the flagship sedan was unveiled in July at a special event in Barcelona, Spain. It's since made its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. This new, fourth-generation A8 is due on sale in 2018, as a 2019 model, and though its design is a tad on the conservative side the technology residing within is a real tour de force. Chief among the new technological features is what’s referred to as Audi AI, an artificial intelligence-based software system that controls the self-driving aspects of the car and also acts...

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    Here's how the 2019 Audi A8 will become the first Level 3 self-driving car*

    *Rules and restrictions apply. Void where prohibited. With the launch of its 2019 A8 in Barcelona on July 11, Audi is marketing itself as the first company to sell a Level 3 self-driving car. The technology isn't legal yet in many markets, but Audi says the new A8 will have the hardware and...

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    Report: Next Audi S8 Plus to borrow Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid's plug-in powertrain

    Audi on Tuesday unveiled its all-new, fourth-generation A8. Noticeably missing, however, was the flagship sedan's sporty S8 variant. It turns out Audi will launch the new S8 as well as its more potent S8 Plus variant in early 2018. Prototypes have been spotted but so far reveal few cues. The...

  • 1997 Audi A8 Coupe concept
    Meet the Audi A8 coupe you didn't know existed

    This is another story of "what could have been." Audi had plans to chase down the large, luxury coupe segment near the end of the last century, and its attempt was what you see here. This is the only Audi A8 coupe in existence, and yes it's real. The coupe was a project between Audi and IVM...

  • 2019 Audi A8 at the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” premiere
    2019 Audi A8 shows up at “Spider-Man: Homecoming” premiere

    Audi’s redesigned A8 will be formally introduced on July 11 at an event in Barcelona, Spain, but fans of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” who attended the movie’s world premiere in Hollywood on Wednesday night got to see it up close. It was still camouflaged, albeit only with a...

  • 2019 Audi A8 rear-wheel-steering system
    Audi reveals new A8’s chassis technology

    Audi has revealed a bit more of the technology that will appear on its redesigned A8 debuting next month. Due in showrooms next year, as a 2019 model, the redesigned A8 will boast multi-material construction, a 48-volt electrical system, a standard mild-hybrid system, and a self-driving system...

  • Teaser for 2019 Audi A8 debuting on July 11, 2017

    Audi has released two new videos that reveal more of its upcoming fourth-generation A8 flagship sedan. Both videos only provide glimpses of the new sedan which will be revealed to the world on July 11, but they also show some of its cool new electronic driver aids in action. The first video features “Spider-Man: Homecoming” star Tom Holland playing the role of Peter Parker during a driver’s test. In it, we see the car’s traffic jam assistant, dubbed Audi AI, briefly in action. We also get a preview of the car’s self-parking function. As previously reported, the...

  • Scene from “Spider-Man: Homecoming”
    Look out for the 2019 Audi A8 in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” debuting June 28

    Although Audi’s new A8 is scheduled for a formal debut at a July 11 event in Barcelona, Spain, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of the fourth generation of the Audi flagship sedan in the new movie “Spider-Man: Homecoming” premiering on June 28. In the latest Marvel...

  • Teaser for 2019 Audi A8 debuting on July 11, 2017
    2019 Audi A8 teased ahead of July 11 reveal

    Audi will unveil the new, fourth-generation A8 on July 11 at an event in Barcelona, Spain. Describing the upcoming flagship sedan, CEO Rupert Stadler said the car will be “generously dimensioned” and feature “a completely new operating concept.” The operating concept...

  • 2019 Audi A8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Audi A8 to feature 48-volt mild-hybrid system

    As power demand rises in modern cars from all the ancillary features they are being fitted with, automakers are responding by installing more powerful 48-volt electrical systems to complement the existing 12-volt systems we’re all used to. The higher voltage of the system also means smaller...

  • 2019 Audi A8 spy shots
    2019 Audi A8 spy shots and video

    Audi's next-generation A8 has been spotted again. The car is confirmed for a reveal on July 11 but won't reach showrooms until 2018. It will arrive as a 2019 model. The new A8, the nameplate’s fourth generation, is the first model to be styled under the guidance of Marc Lichte who took over...

  • 2019 Audi A8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Audi A8 to be first with ‘Level 3’ self-driving capability, but regulations holding back tech

    Last year’s death of driver in a Tesla Model S that crashed while in Autopilot mode is a strong reminder that self-driving technology is still in its infancy. That doesn’t mean the technology isn’t advancing at a rapid rate. In fact, as early as this year we’ll see the first...

  • 2019 Audi A8’s multi-material spaceframe

    Audi is intensifying its mixed material usage for its next-generation A8. Like rival BMW and its carbon core construction, Audi is out to prove it’s come up with the perfect combination of materials for the optimal blend of low weight and high strength. The new A8, which arrives later this year, as a 2019 model, will arrive with a spaceframe body structure composed of aluminum, steel, magnesium, and carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP). Most notable is the use of CFRP in the rear panel, contributing 33 percent of the total torsional rigidity of the A8. Par for the course is the use of...

  • 2017 Audi A8 L Extended in Norway - Image via Motor Authority reader Raymond
    Audi A8 L Extended commissioned by King of Norway

    It turns out the extra-long Audi A8 we saw yesterday was commissioned by Harald V, the King of Norway. Its delivery is part of the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of his inauguration. The car has already been spotted in Norway with the license plate "A-2”. We're told this is a...

  • 2017 Audi A8 L Extended
    Audi rolls out 21-foot, 6-door A8 L Extended

    There are a surprising number of automakers offering limousines straight from the factory. In the past year alone we’ve seen the S600 Pullman from Mercedes-Maybach and the Mulsanne Grand Limousine from Bentley. Now Audi has entered the fray with its A8 L Extended. The A8 L Extended measures...

  • 2016 Audi RS 7 Performance and S8 Plus, Sebring 2016
    2016 Audi RS 7 Performance and S8 Plus first drive review

    It wasn't that long ago that 300 horsepower was exceptional, 400 was the domain of Corvettes, and 500 was reserved for supercars. Then we saw a 662-horsepower Mustang and 707-horsepower Hellcats, and soon the 600-horsepower club had double-digit members. Add two more cars to that club for the 2016...

  • 2016 Audi A8 4.0T Sport
    2016 Audi A8 4.0T Sport Gets Power Bump, Tweaked Styling

    While the next-generation A8 is deep in development, Audi has made some tweaks to 2016 models to help keep the line fresh until its replacement arrives, including the addition of a new A8 4.0T Sport model to fill the gap between the A8 4.0T and high-performance S8. ALSO SEE: Next-Generation LS...

  • 2016 Audi A8 4.0T Sport
    2016 Audi A8 Gets New Sport Trim

    Audi has started work on its next-generation A8 but the new model is still a couple of years away. In the meantime, the current one is still looking fresh thanks to a facelift introduced for the 2015 model year. And now for 2016, Audi’s flagship sedan benefits from new Sport trim designed to...

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