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  • 2020 Audi A8

    The Audi A8's predictive active suspension can make things safer in the cabin.

  • 2020 Audi S8 (European version)
    2020 Audi S8 revealed with 571 hp, the gamut of suspension technology

    The 2020 Audi S8 promises power with 571 horsepower under the hood and performance thanks to a torrent of suspension technology.

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    2020 Audi S8 barrels in with 563-horsepower V-8

    A new S8 sport sedan has rolled in with a beefy V-8 and mild-hybrid tech.

  • 2019 Audi A8 L
    Audi mulls turning A8 into dedicated EV

    Audi is considering turning its A8 flagship sedan into a dedicated EV around the middle of the next decade, when a redesigned model is due. New CEO Bram Schot made the revelation during the automaker's annual general meeting held Thursday in Neckarsulm, Germany. “The next generation of the...

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    Audi says extra-luxurious A8 model coming

    The range-topping sedan from Audi could usher in a more luxurious sub-brand, according to reports.

  • 2019 Audi A8 L
    Review update: 2019 Audi A8 L takes it easy

    After almost 500 miles behind the wheel of the 2019 Audi A8 L, we share some things we like and don't like about Audi's flagship sedan.

  • 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...

  • 2019 Audi A8
    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...

  • 2020 Audi S8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi S8 spy shots and video

    A new generation of the Audi A8 reaches showrooms this fall and eventually there will be a new S8 to go with it. The S8 is still testing ahead of a likely debut late this year or early next. We should see it in showrooms next year as a 2020 model. Prototypes are still dressed like the A8 but we can...

  • 2019 Audi A8

    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 increase on the outgoing A8. The base model will come with a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 delivering 335 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Later, V-8, W-12 and plug-in hybrid models will be added. Also in the works is a sporty S8. Included as standard on the base model will be active air...

  • 2019 Audi A8, 2017 Frankfurt auto show
    2019 Audi A8 preview

    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...

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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...

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    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 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 capable of hands-off, eyes-off operation. We now have some details of the chassis technology that will feature on the car. One of these is an active suspension system powered by the car’s 48-volt electrical system. Via a series of components that includes gears, actuators, and levers, the system...

  • Teaser for 2019 Audi A8 debuting on July 11, 2017
    More of the 2019 Audi A8 revealed in new teasers

    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...

  • 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...

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