Inside information has recently been leaked about the new for 2017 Audi A8, the flagship model for the manufacturer.
2017 Audi A8 release date
It has been said that Audi have stated that the autonomous systems will take ‘about a year’ to perfect, so we expect to see the release of the new A8 sometime in mid-2017.
Release date: mid 2017
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2017 Audi A8 price
Thanks to all of the latest tech fitted, it is expected that the new A8 will be significantly more expensive over the current model; the current base model sells for just over $80,000, we think the new model will be just over $90,000, but it is expected that the base model will receive an upgrade in the equipment level and trim, plus the options list will be dramatically increased.
2017 Audi A8 redesign
Inside sources say that the new generation A8 should appear 2016 – 2017, and will be even more luxurious and prestigious than its predecessor.
2017 Audi A8 exterior
The exterior of the new Audi will be quite different; less conservative but still very serious and featuring new lighting, a restyled front grille, larger wheel arches and a lowered roofline.
Looking at the images that have been released, it looks like the new A8 will be based upon the concept car called the Prologue. Size-wise, nothing has really changed from the previous model, but we won’t really know until the launch, which has been postponed while Audi fine-tune the various autonomous driving systems.
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2017 Audi A8 interior
The interior will get significant changes and upgrades; miniature touchscreens instead of buttons, touchscreen panel to control all the other car systems and a full digital instrument panel.
2017 Audi A8 equipment
It’s underneath the skin that changes will really happen though; there will be some crossover technology from the older model, but there is a host of new tech fitted, including the ability to switch between electronic assistance to full autonomous mode, although as yet, no one really knows the full extent of the control that the Audi system will use.
There will also be other tech fitted that will improve fuel economy, meaning that the flagship Audi should be quite light on consumption.
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2017 Audi A8 engine specs
Engine choices will be good; the A8 will come with either:
W12 6.0 liter, 585 BHP
V6 turbo diesel 286 BHP
V8 4.0 liter turbo 580 BHP
There will also be a hybrid powered version, based upon a 3.0 liter diesel.
All models will have an 8-speed auto transmission and will be fitted with the Quattro all-wheel drive system.
2017 Audi A8 pictures and spy shots
|2017 Audi A8 4.0T Quattro|
|Engine type||DOHC 32V V8, direct fuel injection|
|Transmission||8-speed shiftable automatic|
|Cargo volume||14.2 cu ft|
|Top speed||155 mph|
|PRICE RANGE: $90,000-$140,000 (est)|
|Competitors: BMW 7-series, Cadillac CT6, Mercedes-Benz S-class|