Audi A8 News

  • Audi Prologue Piloted Driving concept, 2015 Consumer Electronics Show

    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 sedan, and public road trials have already commenced with engineers using a handful of current-generation A8-based test mules. ALSO SEE: Audi Reveals R8 e-tron Piloted Driving Concept The recent series of Prologue concept cars preview the new styling for the A8 and other large Audis, and the concepts...

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    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

    Audi announced pricing for the refreshed 2015 A8 model line, which is set to hit dealers this summer. The 2015 prices represent increases of $2,300 to $2,800 over 2014 models, in keeping in line with the extra equipment offered. Just like last year, the base 2015 Audi A8 3.0T features a 3.0-liter...

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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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    2015 Audi A8 To Use Polymer Composite Wheels

    The updated 2015 Audi A8 will get a new set of wheels made from a somewhat unusual material. Instead of aluminum, the wheels will be made of a plastic composite material called Chromtec. The wheels' manufacturer, Lacks Wheel Trim Systems, says the wheel comprises "a lightweight structural backbone...

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    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...

  • 2015 Audi A8 L

    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 light of the arrival of a brand new S-Class and a recently updated BMW 7-Series, and should keep the A8 fresh until a successor arrives around 2016. Designers have tweaked the exterior styling, though you'd have to be an Audi die-hard to spot the changes. The patterns in the lights are new and the...

  • 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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    Audi A8 To Adopt Autonomous Traffic Jam Assistant In 2016: Video

    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...

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    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...

  • 2012 Audi A8 L

    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 of the car, which is expected to land in 2016 or 2017, we may see the Volkswagen Group’s rear-wheel drive Modular Standard Platform (MSB) adopted. MSB, an acronym for its full German title Modularer Standardantrieb-Baukasten, features a conventional front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout, hence...

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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

    If you’re in the market for a 2013 Audi A8 sedan, there’s good news. Two new engine options are available for 2013, broadening the product range of Audi’s flagship sedan. Gone is the normally-aspirated 4.2-liter V-8 from last year’s A8, which produced 372 horsepower and 328...

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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...

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    Audi Tops Luxury Brands In Latest Strategic Vision Study

    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...

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    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...

  • 2011 Audi A8

    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 option later this year, though no specs have been announced as yet. The V-6 turbodiesel is likely to be a variation of the engine found in the current Q7 TDI, which in the SUV is rated at 225 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. The other new option for the 2013 Audi A8 is the 3.0T model, which...

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    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 m.audiusa.com for mobile users to provide them with a new way of accessing information about...

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    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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    Audi, BMW and Volvo Take Ward's Auto Interior Awards

    We all go ga-ga over a car's sheetmetal when we first see it. But when you stop to think about it, a car's exterior styling isn't really the most important thing. With the exception of die-hard ghost riders, you'll spend a lot more time inside your car, rather than outside it, when you're on the...

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    Audi Rolls Out A8 With LTE Broadband Internet In New ‘Audi Connect’ Initiative

    Audi has fired off its latest offensive in the world of automotive mobile technology, revealing this week its new A8 flagship sedan fitted with a broadband Internet connection. While this is nothing special, the connection is based on the newer LTE mobile connectivity standard. Developed in...

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