Executive luxury sedans are not cars which will top sales sheets. But they carry quite a bit of a brand legacy. This 2018 Audi A8 may turn out to be the most significant A8 series release and redesign till date and will incorporate changes. Audi is rumored to be going all out with this new model 2018 A8 as they look to take the top spot back from the likes of Mercedes, BMW, and even Jaguars.
2018 Audi A8 – Exterior Body Styles and Interior Changes
This 2018 Audi A8 will look to re-engage buyers with an external design which has become kind of important for its brand image. And it has been losing customers from this crucial aspect.
Looks have changed, and this new model will no longer have that familiar and overused grille mesh. Spy pics show larger sharper front and larger rear lamps. The stance is much sportier now, and this new 2018 Audi A8 does look more of a sports car than a luxury sedan. And if this sounds far-fetched, then the spy photos are proof of it.
The fact is, this upcoming model will be built on the brand new MLB Evo modular platform from Audi. To be incorporated in all vehicular models, this new Audi A8 2018 will obviously lose some of its weight. No official claims as to the reduction in weight, but the rumored figure is expected to come in at around 5%.
Technology like never before:
Audi has hinted at going another step forward with this upcoming 2018 Audi A8. Words such as AMOLED displays, Semantic Feedback & Response, Personal Intelligent Assistant (PIA) are being thrown, and these are words which have never been put into production before.
PIA studies the drivers’ functions, habits, and modes over time and reflects it with customized shortcuts, functions and even displays. These displays will be the majority with Audi putting the emphasis on the virtual interface instead of sold push buttons. Expect the central console to be nothing like ever before.
Other features cannot be specified as of now, but this new car will obviously continue with basic features such as MMI, Bose or Bang & Olufsen audio systems and so on. Nappa and Alcantara leather accents will don every single inch if not covered by metal ones. All-in-all, this may just be the next step for the in-cabin experience.
2018 Audi A8 – Modification under the Hood
There will be numerous engine options which are rumored to come with this upcoming model. And all of these power plants will be new units designed with added performance specs to cater to next generations of Audis.
These engine options will include: –
- 0 liter V8 gasoline.
- 3 liter W12 gasoline.
- 0 V6 diesel.
- 0 V8 diesel.
- 0 V10 diesel.
Both the V10 and W12 engines will produce 500 hp and 600 hp respectively. Audi wants to take on the likes of Mercedes AMG and BMW M series performance sedans with is range-topping A8 models.
2018 Audi A8 – Pricing and Release Date
This new 2018 Audi A8 is being rumored and also marketed to be a step ahead of its peers. And with release dates in and around Q3 2017, this car may come with a somewhat extended price tag. With base models expected to start at around $85,000, the top ranges may see prices jump above the $100,000 range.