Audi will soon introduce a new flagship model 2018 Audi A8. Therefore, it seems, has come the most opportune moment to speculate on the topic of what to look externally and how to be prepared technically the most prestigious creation of the new generation Audi.
2018 Audi A8 release date
The exact release date is unknown, but it is worth expected towards the middle of 2018.
Release date: mid-2018
2018 Audi A8 price
The cost of the new generation A8 will increase slightly, and make about $84,000 for basic equipment level car.
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2018 Audi A8 redesign
To imagine how the new 2018 Audi A8 will look we don’t need to think long. Audi has hinted all this a year ago, showing a concept called Prologue. The prototype developed by chief designer Marc Lichte. The main “know-how” design became a huge, wide hexagonal grille, tapering headlights, more explicit forges in the body and the bumper, sculpted hood. In general, everything that we have seen in the recently presented Audi A5 Coupe.
The new generation will be marked D5 and will boast updated doors with a reduced part of the glazing, fully LED headlamps and flashlights to the active turn signals and other design elements of the Prologue we’ve seen on the concept.
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2018 Audi A8 video
2018 Audi A8 specs
Under the new flagship, the body 100% will have the latest MLB Evo platform is passed over from other Audi models and Volkswagen. This will help A8 to lose weight and provide technical capabilities for installation and use of new alternative powertrains, such as, for example, electric motors.
A second important objective for MLB Evo platform – it helps to increase of interior capacity and improve its ergonomics. Drivers will benefit from the Virtual Cockpit, autonomous driving modes and infotainment system controlled by gestures, which appear on the Audi among many other high-tech features.
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2018 Audi A8 engines
For several generations of motorists, Audi A8 is an example of absolute power. Audi always sets the most powerful and voluminous motors in its flagship. The same trick Audi engineers are going to do this time.
It is expected that under the hood of 2018 Audi A8 may be placed several top engines. One of them is the 6.0-liter bi-turbo W12 engine borrowed from Bentley Bentayga (600 hp and 663 ft-lb of torque). W12 may be the new top-end engine for the A8.
Alternatively, under the hood of the executive sedan will go 4.0-liter TDI V8 from SQ7. It is unique diesel engine with 435 hp output, twin turbo, and electric supercharger.
The rest of the range of engines will reflect what the automaker offered today, the basis of line up – TDI and TFSI power units in the V6 format. We consider an all-electric version of the E-Tron, it has the potential to become an alternative to Tesla Model S – depending on travel range per one charge.
S8 sports sedan may be equipped with a turbocharged V8 engine (probably in a hybrid version).
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