Audi A8 News

  • 2016 Audi A8 4.0T Sport

    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 Likely To Be Basis For First Lexus Fuel Cell Car Under the hood, the A8 4.0T Sport's twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 makes 450 horsepower, up 15 hp on the regular A8 4.0T. Like the other models in the A8 range, the large sports sedan puts the power to the ground via an eight-speed automatic transmission...

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    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...

  • Audi Prologue Piloted Driving concept, 2015 Consumer Electronics Show
    More Details On Next-Gen Audi A8

    Audi’s next-generation A8 is still a couple of years away from its market debut but there’s already a lot we know about the new flagship sedan. The car will ride on a stretched version of the MLB Evo platform that debuts in the 2016 Q7, bringing significant weight savings for the big...

  • Audi RS 7 autonomous car concept
    Next-Gen A8 To Be Audi’s First Autonomous Car

    Audi was a pioneer in the area of autonomous car technology but the automaker has been overtaken by rival Mercedes-Benz in the race to offer cars that can drive themselves. That won’t be the case for long as Audi’s next-generation A8, due on the market in 2017, as a 2018 model, will be...

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    2015 Audi A8 Priced From $78,295

    The 2015 Audi A8 and S8 feature subtle styling updates and more technology.

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    2015 Audi A8 And S8 U.S. Specs Announced

    Following its world debut last year in Frankfurt, the 2015 Audi A8 along with its sporty S8 variant has made an appearance at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show where its specifications for the U.S. market were announced. The update to the 2015 A8 range isn’t a major one but there are some key...

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    Composite wheels could offer weight savings over conventional alloy wheels.

  • 2015 Audi A8 / S8  -  2013 Frankfurt Motor Show
    2015 Audi A8 And S8 Live Photos And Video From Frankfurt

    Audi used this week’s 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show to present an updated version of its A8 flagship sedan, as well as the S8 performance variant. The updated range goes on sale next spring as 2015 models and should keep sales brimming until a successor arrives around 2016. The changes to the cars...

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    2015 Audi A8 And S8 Full Details And Video

    Audi’s A8 flagship sedan has been refreshed for the 2015 model year and now boasts engines that are even more powerful and efficient, a bevy of new assistance systems and in certain markets innovative Matrix LED headlights with integrated sequential turn signals. The updates are crucial in...

  • 2015 Audi A8’s sequential turn signal
    Audi Shows Sequential Turn Signal Of 2015 A8

    Audi will be introducing facelifted versions of its A8 and S8 sedans next month at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, and in the lead up to their arrival the brand with the four rings has been dropping details about some of the new technology that will feature on the cars. Audi has already confirmed...

  • 2015 Audi A8 facelift spy shots
    2015 Audi A8 Spy Shots

    A facelifted version of Audi’s A8 flagship sedan is due to be revealed at this September’s 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, and we have a new batch of spy shots of a prototype as it undergoes final evaluation. The facelifted A8 is expected to arrive on the market early next year as a 2015...

  • Audi Matrix LED headlight technology
    Audi Matrix LED Tech To Debut On A8 Facelift This Year, But U.S. Misses Out

    Audi has been an innovator and pioneer in the area of headlight technology, having been one of the first to introduce lighting technologies such as adaptive lights, full-LED headlights and even fuel-saving LED lights. Now the automaker is extending its leadership in headlight technology with the...

  • 2013 Audi A8 L Hybrid

    Audi has been a pioneer in the world of autonomous cars, having tested a self-driving TT sports car for several years and more recently becoming the first automaker to attain Nevada’s license for the use of autonomous cars on its roads. At the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month, Audi gave an update on some of its autonomous car technology. Two of the technologies showcased were a system that could enable a vehicle to find an empty parking spot and park, without the need for the driver to even be present, as well as a traffic jam assistant that could enable a car to crawl...

  • 2013 Audi S8 (European spec)
    2013 Audi S8 first drive review

    The previous generation of the Audi S8 was a bit odd among the full-size performance sedan crowd, though it was odd in a way we liked. Power came from a high-revving 5.2-liter V-10 whose design was derived from the unit in the Lamborghini Gallardo supercar, and its rating was an...

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    Next-Gen Audi A8 To Move To Rear-Wheel Drive 'MSB' Platform?

    The Audi A8 is relatively unique in the flagship sedan market in that it is based on a front-wheel drive platform, which for U.S. models has been adapted to fit an all-wheel drive system. Audi has consistently touted the packaging benefits that such a design offers, though for the next-generation...

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    Volkswagen Group Scores Best Total Quality In Latest Strategic Vision Survey

    Lead by the top-scoring Audi A8 Sedan, the Volkswagen Group has taken top honors in the latest Strategic Vision Total Quality Index (TQI) survey. TQI seeks to measure how closely the experience of quality matches a customer’s desire for quality, factoring in numerous variables (such as...

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    2013 Audi A8 Gets New Engine Options, Priced From $73,095

    Audi is introducing two new engine options for the 2013 A8 sedan, including a V-6 that lowers the starting price by some $6,550 from last year.

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    EPA Sees No Fuel Economy Gains From The 2013 Audi A8 3.0T

    Small is the new big, at least according to automakers who are scrambling to downsize engines to meet upcoming fuel economy and emission standards. No automaker is immune, and even luxury marques like BMW and Audi have jumped on the smaller-is-better bandwagon. Forced induction is the key to making...

  • 2011 Audi A8

    For the second year in a row, Audi is the luxury manufacturer with the highest number of vehicles on the Strategic Vision Total Value Index, which recognizes models for their overall value. Factoring in to the equation are variables such as warranty coverage, technical innovation, standard equipment and even fuel economy. Strategic Vision claims that its Total Value Index survey paints a more accurate picture of what owners really think of new vehicles purchased. By asking targeted and in-depth questions, the company gathers valuable data on both consumers and market trends, and its report is...

  • Audi Traffic Jam Assistant in action
    Autonomous Driving Traffic Jam Assistant Coming To Audi A8

    At the Consumer Electronics Show taking place in Las Vegas this week Audi announced a bold new technology coming to its A8 flagship sedan within the next couple of years: the autonomous driving Traffic Jam Assistant. Designed for slow moving traffic jams, the new Traffic Jam Assistant will allow...

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    2013 Audi A8 Gets 3.0-Liter Gas And Diesel Options In U.S.

    Audi has announced at this week’s 2012 Detroit Auto Show that it is expanding its A8 family with two new fuel-efficient powertrain options in the 2013 model year, one of which is a diesel. We can confirm that Audi’s flagship sedan will offer a 3.0-liter V-6 ‘TDI’ turbodiesel...

  • 2011 Audi A8 L W-12 quattro
    Front-Wheel Drive Audi A8 Goes On Sale In Europe

    For many, especially in the U.S., rear-wheel drive and luxury cars go hand in hand. However, elsewhere in the world, luxury buyers are happy to drive full-size cars with front-wheel drive configurations and even four-cylinder engines. For years Audi has been selling its A8 flagship sedan with a...

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    Audi Launches New Mobile Site And Features In The U.S.

    Any carmaker worth it's salt has at least one mobile customer information point these days whether an iAd, app or mobile site for customers browsing on the move. Audi of America knows this, and has updated for mobile users to provide them with a new way of accessing information about...

  • 2012 Audi A8 Hybrid
    2012 Audi A8 Hybrid Preview

    We first saw the 2012 Audi A8 Hybrid back at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show but at the time Audi was short on details and coy about when the car might be launched. We can now confirm that the A8 Hybrid is set for sale in Europe next year, complete with its four-cylinder and electric motor hybrid combo...

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