The All new Audi A8 is here"/> The All new Audi A8 is here

The All new Audi A8 is here

The All new Audi A8 is here

Audi A8 front view

Audi A8 front view

The all-new Audi A8 will be arriving later this year and will take on Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7 series. Also, Audi will be introducing autonomous driving feature as well. This time their flagship Limousine will also be getting a hybrid powertrain. Since the beginning, Audi A8 has always been a showcase for the company. It also employs lightweight aluminium construction as well. The new Audi A8 is the fourth generation car and will get all tech and goodies from VW group. There are rumours that A8 will be offered in the VW’s Level 3 autonomy. This will let driver give up more vehicle control than the current model.

Audi A8

Audi A8

One thing that is confirmed is that with Audi A8, the company is going for the hybrid route. There is probably no chance of going purely EV. It is also rumoured that it will be offered in a mild hybrid as well as Plug-in hybrid too. With the hybrid line up a conventional 2.0-litre four cylinder petrol and diesel engines. There will also be a performance oriented version powered by the same V8 diesel from SQ7.

Audi A8 exterior styling

Audi A8 exterior styling

The new Audi also gets some new styling details in the sidelines which flow in harmony. Since there will be battery pack and electric generator employed. Also, the 58% of body parts use Aluminium in spite of which the car is 50kgs heavier than the outgoing model. This is due to the battery pack installation space and reinforcement. Audi A8 is based on the Audi Space Frame which is based on Volkswagen MLB platform. The same platform that is used as underpinnings for the Audi Q7. Mercedes S-Class will be the key rival for A8. Both the cars go on sale about the same time.

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