Late last year, Audi finally confirmed a new A8 might attack showrooms in 2018. Since that time, the 2018 Audi A8 had some press by running on the Nürburgring and more recently in snowy weather up North in Sweden. In these spy shots the car is pretty properly visible, even though it’s all camo’ed up. Also, the A8 spyshots are much more interesting than every other lately spotted camouflaged car. Two things about the prototype stand out, which is the breadth and enormous body roll it has when in a road curve.
Check always out the 2018 Audi A8 recent details in the rest of the review!
2018 Audi A8 Exterior design
Normally, there is not very much to say about prototypes like the A8. The spy shots are grainy, taken from uncomfortable sides and the camouflage and sometimes thick support hides the car’s unique shape.
Funny enough, with the new A8 no support can hide the increase in breadth that the prototype shows. The rest of the vehicle’s size and shape search similar to their precursor, except for the width. Considering Audi recently came out with a new grille look for their models, we could see the 2018 Audi A8 as the great podium to flagship this new design cue. The new grille is named Singleframe and is wider than previously, take a look on the pictures below.
Check always right back around around the time of unveiling to see images and study about the production vehicle! We expect it to take on rivals like the automotive design heavyweight, the 2017 BMW 5 series.
2018 Audi A8 Interior design
The interior with prototypes is always a bit more difficult to share with you, since spy shots more or less never reveal any details of the cabin atmosphere. Luckily, Audi is one of those car manufacturers that isn’t noted for their trailblazing volumes in vehicle design. Even better, Audi is especially noted for their constant recycling of design cues on their other models.
Which means that even though we have no images or hints about the interior, we could almost assure which look Audi will go for. For now, we’ll just show you a picture of the current A8 interior and you will have to think people when we tell you not you may anticipate that many changes.
What you can expect nevertheless, is the amount of buttons around the centre console to diminish. Also, usually a larger infotainment screen gets put in when the interior is just updated. However, the A8 interior was previously really high-class, so for the 2018 Audi A8, that may actually be remaining out. We expect the audio contracts with BOSE and Return and Olufsen will be restored and both companies offer a premium sound system. Eventually, we expect the steering wheel to feature the Singleframe grille outline with the Audi logo in it.
Eventually, expect the astounding quality interior of the luxurious 2017 Audi A5 to be an inspiration for the 2018 Audi A8.
2018 Audi A8 Engine specs
Audi will keep the wide range of gasoline and diesel engines their A8 and other models offer. However, it is unlikely that any new or updated engines will be added to the line-up. This is exactly why we expect horsepower productivity to remain the same. The V6 and V8 engines from before will really return on the 2018 A8.
What actually is very visible in the Nürburgring spy shots is that Audi is experimenting with the suspension of the A8.
The overhang and body roll of the 2018 Audi A8 prototype is through the roof and positively needs some finetuning. However, it’s excellent to see the A8 gets the best probable care and a slightly new driving experience.
2018 Audi A8 Tech specs
The 2018 Audi A8 will come typical with touch Navigation and radio on the infotainment screen. Optional at a premium will be electronic TV and radio connection, like on the predecessor, as is Rear Seat Entertainment.
Probably typical on the new Audi A8 is going to be the Rear View Camera that is still recommended on the current A8. Another feature we expect you’ll become standard is the Flexible Sail Get a grip on with Stop&Go purpose and Audi Pre Feeling front. Pre Feeling Basic is currently typical and Pre Feeling Plus and Rear will stay optional.
Then, Productive Lane Assist is also a good opponent to create it on the standard safety feature list. When it will, the standard 2018 Audi A8 may be a semi-autonomous vehicle. Really, this is essential for Audi to stay relevant in the luxury car segment. Different cars in their price range, like the highest trim of the fashionable and traditional 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class are ahead.
Functions like Night Vision Assistant, Head-Up Display and Parking Assistant will stay optional.
2018 Audi A8 Price, release and sale date
The current price of the Audi A8 is €82,800 in Germany. Transformed into US Dollars, this price would produce around $92,000 and that’s what we expect it would make.
The unveiling of the 2018 Audi A8 will take position at a European Auto Show this year, the car will go for sale across Europe and the US at the end of 2017.