The A8 was first introduced to the market by the German car-maker, Audi, in 1994. The all-new 2018 Audi A8 is crème de la crème a full-scale, four-door luxury sedan, which is a refresh of the current A8. The new model A8 is expected to come with the state-of-the-art options to address its long run contestants. Buyers can expect the new sedan with a hybrid system, as well. It is also expected to be a more performance-oriented vehicle than its predecessor is, as it comes equipped with a more powerful powertrain than that of the earlier A8.
New Audi A8 2018 spy shots
2018 Audi A8 body style changes
The next generation Audi A8 will be constructed on the same MLB Evo platform, used on some other models(Q7, VW Phideon…) and it comes with the same dimensions as those of the earlier model, as well. The body style will utilize the much-superior products and its front fascia will receive a new upgrade. The vehicle comes with an elegant entrance, and its front part comes equipped with a redesigned grille, and bumper with larger air vents.
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All light elements will be designed with the LED technology. Both front and rear bumpers come with the body color and the exhaust pipes are designed to have a modern look. Also, it will have many chrome and stainless steel details. About wheels, Audi will offer it with three dimensions that range from 18 to 20 inches in their diameter. If you want to fit everything by your taste, besides the available body colors, the new Audi A8 2018 will have with one or two additional colors.
new Audi A8 2018 Interior
The cabin of new 2018 Audi A8 will be roomier than that of the earlier model. It is designed to offer a comfortable sitting place to a maximum of five people. All seats have been constructed with premium leather material to offer a luxurious to the cabin and a comfortable ride to the passengers. The cabin has a leather-wrapped tilt and telescopic steering wheel as standard, but the airflow seats and heated seats will be offered as an option. Some of the other notable standard interior features include an instrument panel with a 14.1-inch screen, four-zone automatic temperature control. Also, there is a dual contact screen with the size of 8.4 inches and 14.1 inches, mounted center console. The cabin also comes equipped with MMI infotainment system of Audi as standard a head-up show as an option.
Audi has taken much effort to make its 2018 A8 to offer a more dynamic performance than the earlier model. As a result, the European version comes equipped with a more powerful V8 diesel powertrain which will have more power than those of the outgoing A8. The power unit has been finely tuned to offer a whopping power output of 400 ponies and the peak torque output of 500 lbs per foot. Audi has not yet revealed the performance figures of the powertrain, but as the engine is more powerful, it is expected that the new sedan will be faster than its predecessor.
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On the other hand, new 2018 Audi A8 US version should most likely be equipped with a V6, twin-turbo unit with the displacement of 3.0 liters as a base unit and a V8, twin-turbo unit with the displacement of 4.0 liters as an option.
The new sedan will also be offered with a W-12 engine and a plug-in hybrid variant, as well, possibly with an all-electric alternative. It is expected that the overseas markets would get a four-cylinder alternative, as well.
All models will be offered with the Quattro all-wheel-drive system and an eight-velocity mechanical transmission as standard.
Date of release and price
The 2018 A8 will be available for sale in Europe during early 2017 and in the US, it will take some more time. However, the starting price of 2018 Audi A8 is estimated to be $ 90,000, a bit more than current model.
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2018 Audi A8 Spy Photos