What It Is: Audi’s big sedan, internally called D5, rebooted to take on the Mercedes-Benz S-class and the new BMW 7-series. Why It Matters: After the launch of the latest and immensely successful Mercedes-Benz S-class and the thoroughly upgraded BMW 7 We’ve just gotten our hands on spy shots of the all new Audi A8, spotted turning in laps at the Nurburgring. This is the fourth generation of Audi’s full size sedan, and the first car designed from scratch under new head of design, Marc Lichte. Audi is planning to launch a new electrified car every year from 2018, while the all-new flagship Audi A8 will be the automaker’s first autonomous vehicle. The news came courtesy of Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi AG, speaking Keogh noted that Audi is set to launch another self-driving car in 2018, which will “handle 60 to 70 percent of normal driving needs.” The A8 will be a Level 3 autonomous car compared to Jack, which is a Level 2. “When you think about it, the issue is not The next generation 2018 audi a8 has been spied testing on the Nurburgring for the very first time. While the car will be far from a racetrack focused racer for the road, testing at the unforgiving circuit will ensure the new A8 is perfect when it reaches After 2018, the brand aims to introduce a out of the engine bays of its former friends (A4, A6, A8), the 4.2-liter will disappear from the RS5 when the second generation bows next year. Audi will have the ability to source V8s from Porsche, after .
The fourth-generation Audi A8 has been spied undergoing testing on the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Even with this prototype’s head to toe camouflage, we can see that the new large sedan is heavily influenced by the Prologue series of concept cars. The all-new A8, which is supposed to it is the new A6 – due to launch early in 2018 – which will take the new design language, led by Marc Lichte who joined the firm from VW in February 2014, into the mainstream. Audi bosses hope the dramatically The 2018 audi a8, due next year in concept form, could spawn multiple body styles. It is currently only offered in the standard and long wheelbase variants only. The new A8 is expected to have extended wheelbase versions and sporty two-door models which The styling differences between the A7 Sportback and the next generations of the A6 and A8 will be very different. The upcoming Audi A7 is expected to make use of the MLB Evo platform, which will be helping it shed about 100 kg (220 lbs) from its total .