2018 Audi A8 Price, Release Date, Specs

2018 Audi A8

Introducing the latest addition to the Audi lineup and a direct competitor to the BMW 7 series and the Mercedes Benz S class — the 2018 Audi A8. The 2018 Audi A8  comes armed for war with a plethora of new technology. Features like autonomous driving, self parking and a whole lot of others definitely makes the 2018 Audi A8 a major contender in its category. It cannot come soon enough, especially as it has been lagging behind in sales to the earlier named major competitors. It definitely needs fresh re-designs to captivate and lure buyers once again into its folds.

2018 Audi A8 Interior

2018AudiA8 Interior

Even though we have to rely on spy pictures of the new 2018 Audi A8, the interior will definitely be revamped, promising a more upscale, classy and luxurious feel for the driver and passengers alike. It will be packed with the latest infotainment and safety systems that can be offered by Audi. We can expect this vehicle to be their first autonomous vehicle — capable of accelerating, braking and also anticipating certain situations on the road.

2018 Audi A8 Engine

2018AudiA8 Engine Specs

Beneath the new redesign, the 2018 Audi A8 is sharing the same MLB eVO platform used by other cars in the Volkswagen group such as the Bentley bentayega, the new Q7, as well as various other models. This results in significant weight savings, a position the original A8 excelled in when it was first produced in 1994. Thanks to the massive weight loss, the 2018 Audi A8 has a turbocharged inline 4 cylinder petrol engine offered on Europe markets, while a 3 liter twin turbocharged v6 petrol engine with an output of about 350HP to 400HP and 400 pound feet of torque will be offered for the U.S. markets. Also, the option of a 4 liter twin-turbo V8 producing about 600HP will be available. A RS8 version which would get a W12 6 liter twin-turbo charged engine producing over 700HP and 700 pound feet of torque is rumored to be in the works. The transmission will be an 8-speed automatic gearbox and, of course, all wheel drive will be standard across the range. There will probably be a diesel version if the 2018 Audi A8 as well as an all electric version which might join it someday in the future.

2018 Audi A8 Exterior

2018AudiA8 Exterior

For the exterior of the car, the most noticeable change is the look of the brand’s single frame grill, coupled with angular lights like those used in the A4 model. Also, the sleek looking organic tail-lights look much like the Audi A4 rear lights, as well, which makes the A8 like a bigger, badder version of its siblings.

2018 Audi A8 Price and Gas Mileage

2018AudiA8 Price

For fuel consumption, we can expect to get around 18 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway, but that will be for base models. We should expect the fuel consumption to increase as engine size increases, as well. As far as price is concerned, we have no official figures. Speculative prices for the base models would start a bit higher than the current Audi A8 price of $82,245 dollars, but no higher than 90,000 dollars.

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