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Audi gets World Cup fever : builds giant LED scoreboard

Audi has World Cup fever. And to prove it, it has stacked 28 Audi A8s together to form a 40-foot LED scoreboard. Set up by the German brand's US division on the shores of Greenpoint in Brooklyn, New York, the scoreboard is intended to celebrate the 2014 soccer World Cup and the US team’s involvement in the event...

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Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG v Audi S8: Drag Race
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Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG v Audi S8: Drag Race

Both of these super-sedans are hugely powerful, but which is the fastest down the quarter mile? The Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG has the more potent engine, but the Audi S8 has quattro all-wheel-drive.


2014 Audi A8 Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2014 Audi A8 Review

Audi’s range-topping model, the Audi A8, has been refreshed for 2014 and for the first time since 2010 the performance-oriented S8 variant returns.   Externally, there’s little different from the outgoing model, despite significant other changes across the range. The front end gets a newly designed bonnet, single frame grille and a redesigned front bumper...

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$195,000 to $279,000

2014 Audi A8 and S8: pricing and specifications
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2014 Audi A8 and S8: pricing and specifications

Audi’s luxury flagship – the Audi A8 sedan – has been comprehensively refreshed for 2014. It’s also been joined for the first time by the performance powerhouse S8 model. Both diesel engines are now Euro 6 compliant, meeting strict emissions and fuel consumption regulations, and the performance Audi S8 model – powered by a petrol V8 – delivers 382kW and 650Nm from its twin-turbo engine...


Audi Matrix LED headlights technology explained
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Audi Matrix LED headlights technology explained

The updated Audi A8 and S8 range feature the German company’s latest in light technology, the Audi matrix LED headlights. Audi says it’s the first electronically controlled glare free high-beam system in the world and that the technological advancement is comparable with the transition from typewriter to printer...


2014 Audi A8 Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2014 Audi A8 Review

The 2014 Audi A8 range has been updated with revised exterior styling, new safety technologies, improved interior trim and personalisation options, and updated powertrains that increase performance and reduce emissions. It’s at first hard to tell the facelifted Audi A8 from the four-year-old original. It certainly typifies Audi’s – sometimes too? – evolutionary design changes...

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$188,800 to $238,000

Audi A8, S8 facelift revealed: both here mid-next year
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Audi A8, S8 facelift revealed: both here mid-next year

The first facelift of the current generation Audi A8 and S8 has been unveiled, offering revised drivetrains, new technologies and subtle styling changes. Weighing up to 85kg less than the outgoing model, the Audi A8 gains a new bonnet and grille, a redesigned front bumper, and new-look LED headlights with optional Matrix LED technology that includes a 25-diode cluster...


Audi A8 facelift teased in official sketches
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Audi A8 facelift teased in official sketches

The facelifted version of the third-generation Audi A8 has been teased in a series of design sketches ahead of its official reveal later this week. First teased last week in a brief video, the facelifted Audi A8 is expected to consist of mostly cosmetic changes including revised front and rear bumpers, an updated front grille and restyled exhaust tips...


Audi A8, S8: luxury limousines teased
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Audi A8, S8: luxury limousines teased

The Audi A8 and S8 have been teased ahead of the duo's world premiere next week. Shown in the clip hidden under covers with only a grille, cross-drilled ceramic brake package and headlight partially shown, the luxury pair is all but confirmed for the August 21 reveal, with speculation further supported by one of the car's 'S8' number plates (pictured top)...


Audi S8: 382kW sports limousine confirmed for Australia after backflip
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Audi S8: 382kW sports limousine confirmed for Australia after backflip

The Audi S8 is set to reach Australian showrooms in the first half of 2014 after the local division reversed its original decision to overlook the high-performance limousine for our market. Audi Australia managing director Andrew Doyle said the local team chose not to pursue the S8 sports model when it launched internationally in mid 2012, but in hindsight admitted it underestimated the demand for the flagship A8 variant...


2012 Audi A8 Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2012 Audi A8 Review

The Audi A8 is a technological showcase for the famous ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ slogan and offers a host of class-leading technology in its battle against rival luxury limousines. The current model, which arrived in Australian showrooms in 2010, is the third generation of the uber-Audi and takes the mantle as the brand’s flagship...

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$238,000

Audi A8 Video Review
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Audi A8 Video Review

Audi's A8 limousine is a technology-laden flagship that offers an alternative to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7 Series.


2012 Audi A8 Hybrid under consideration for Australia
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2012 Audi A8 Hybrid under consideration for Australia

The first official details of the 2012 Audi A8 Hybrid have been revealed ahead of the frugal luxury limousine’s 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show debut next month. Production is expected to commence early in 2012, although Audi Australia is yet to confirm if the A8 Hybrid will join the local line-up...


2011 Audi A8L Security revealed
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2011 Audi A8L Security revealed

Audi has released details of its new heavily-armoured luxury vehicle, simply called the Audi A8L Security. The new vehicle offers 720kg of interior protection, added safety features and even an emergency escape system. Over 450 hours of work is carried out in forming an Audi A8L Security to help it offer superior protection against almost any external attack...


2011 Audi A8 range gets 3.0 TDI, 4.2 TDI engines
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2011 Audi A8 range gets 3.0 TDI, 4.2 TDI engines

Audi Australia has expanded its luxury Audi A8 limousine range with two new diesel engines and a starting price below $200,000. The 3.0 TDI replaces the 4.2 FSI as the entry-level model in the A8 range. Powered by a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine, the new model produces 184kW of power and 550Nm of torque (between 1500rpm and 3000rpm)...


2012 Audi A9 almost official, will use Audi A8 platform
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2012 Audi A9 almost official, will use Audi A8 platform

Audi is starting to think very strongly about an Audi A9 model to join the top-shelf lineup in 2012. International reports are saying the A9 would be built using the modular longitudinal architecture (MLB) chassis that currently underpins the Audi A8. The Audi A9 would sit above the Audi A8 in terms of trim level and price, and offer a few distinct engines exclusive to the A9...


Audi A8 Hybrid Four Cylinder
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Audi A8 Hybrid Four Cylinder

It's not just Mercedes downsizing with the S-Class S250 CDI, Volkswagen's luxury arm, Audi, is destined to release a four-cylinder hybrid version of its range topping A8 in 2012. The hybrid luxury sedan is yet another sign of luxury car makers succumbing to increasing pressure from consumers and governments to create more fuel efficient variants...


Audi A8 L at 2010 AIMS
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Audi A8 L at 2010 AIMS

Audi has released details of latest Audi A8 L, and it's on display at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney, Darling Harbor. The car features an extended wheelbase which provides up to 13cm more rear legroom than the normal Audi A8, as well as a number of slight engine revisions. The new model will be available in three trim levels, with three different engines...


Audi A8 Review
Rating: 710 /10
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Audi A8 Review

The new Audi A8 is a superlative car in every sense. It’s a real shakeup for the large luxury segment at the $200k-plus price point. In fairness, however, very few ordinary Australians will feel or notice that. For a very few people, there will be plenty to like about this practically unattainable car, but one thing’s certain: Mercedes-Benz and BMW are going to hate it...

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$188,000

2010 Audi A8 details and Australian release
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2010 Audi A8 details and Australian release

Audi has released official information on the next generation flagship limousine, the Audi A8. It showcases an all-new aluminium body - know as Audi Space Frame which weighs 40 percent less than conventional structures - a revised 4.2-litre V8 - boasting more power and torque whilst consuming less fuel - and a Multi Media Interface system - using touch screen character recognition...


2011 Audi A8 LWB to debut in Beijing, confirmed for Australian release
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2011 Audi A8 LWB to debut in Beijing, confirmed for Australian release

Audi is set to formally unveil the 2011 Audi A8 LWB at next week’s Beijing International Automotive Exhibition following the debut of the standard wheel base saloon at Detroit earlier this year. Audi Australia’s Anna Burgdorf this morning confirmed the long wheel base luxury limousine will “absolutely” arrive in Australia following strong local sales, but said no launch specifications or dates had been finalised so far...


Audi A8 Hybrid revealed at Geneva 2010
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Audi A8 Hybrid revealed at Geneva 2010

Audi has taken the covers off its A8 Hybrid at the Geneva Motor Show overnight. The Audi A8 Hybrid combines a 2.0-litre TFSI engine with a small electric motor to develop a combined total of 180kW of power and 480Nm of torque. The combined fuel economy figure is 5.15L/100km while CO2 figures are just 144g/km...


2010 Audi A8 revealed
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2010 Audi A8 revealed

Audi has today revealed its new A8 sedan, showcasing a more fuel-efficient, technologically advanced, safer and stylistically sharper luxury limousine. Two new 4.2-litre V8s headline the upgrades, with efficiency taking priority over power. Outputs from the petrol unit are up modestly from 257kW/440Nm to 273kW/445Nm, but fuel use is down from 10...


Audi A8 to be unveiled in 10 days time
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Audi A8 to be unveiled in 10 days time

Audi will continue to celebrate its 100th anniversary with the official unveiling of the new A8 in 10 days time. In a move the German company is itself describing as “unconventional”, the A8 will skip both the upcoming Los Angeles and Detroit motor shows. Audi has instead chosen Design Miami – a high-profile design event – on November 30 to take the wraps off the new saloon...


2010 Audi A8 spy pics
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2010 Audi A8 spy pics

The current Audi A8 has been on sale since 2003 and since that time has only received a minor facelift to keep it fresh alongside the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Lexus LS and even the all-new BMW 7-series. The minor styling changes implemented during that facelift will have to soldier on for a few more months as the next-generation ‘D4’ A8 isn’t expected to arrive until 2010...


Audi releases 2010 A8 teaser pic
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Audi releases 2010 A8 teaser pic

Although heavily disguised beneath a black veil, Audi has today released a teaser pic of its upcoming 2010 model A8. The new A8 was set to debut at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show in September, but due to financial constraints, we may not see the car now until the Los Angeles Auto Show in December...


2008 Audi A8/S8
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2008 Audi A8/S8

Audi has shown the world the first official images of the new 2008 Audi A8... oh yes, we forgot to mention, it still looks nearly identical, doesn't it? If you look closely, you can spot some differences, for a start the 2008 model gets a single-frame grille as well as new side mirrors. The wheels have also seen a face lift and Audi has reworked the rear lights with LEDs...


Audi A8 Drivers Airbag Recall

Audi A8 Drivers Airbag Recall Target Number: 135 Product Info: A8 model vehicles. Defect Details: There is the possibility that in isolated cases the driver's airbag may not deploy as intended if triggered in an accident. Consumer action: Audi Australia Pty Ltd will contact owners of all affected vehicles.