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Audi's driverless future is coming sooner than you think

The next-generation Audi A8 luxury sedan will feature autonomous driving and is due in Australia in 2018, the company has confirmed. Audi board member Dr Dietmar Voggenreiter told CarAdvice the brand is marching ahead with autonomous driving technology, despite government legislation around the world yet to catch up with the new tech...

2010-12 Audi A8 4.2 FSI recalled: 100 vehicles affected

Audi has issued a recall for 109 of its 2010 to 2012 model-year A8 limousines fitted with the 4.2-litre V8 engine over concerns a fluid leak could cause the vehicle to break down. The manufacturer reports affected vehicles may experience leaks from the solenoid valve which controls the gearbox heating circuit...

2018 Audi A8 the most technologically advanced car ever, tech chief claims

The automotive game is moving forward at a rapid pace, with interior technology now equally as important as driving dynamics. No surprise, then, that the team behind the 2018 Audi A8 is already claiming it will change the scene with the most advanced automotive technology ever seen...

2007-08 Audi A8 recalled for sunroof fix

The 2007-08 Audi A8 limousine optioned with the solar sunroof is being recalled over concerns the glass panel of the roof could come loose. According to the Audi, the seven cars being recalled may have a glass panel that is insufficiently bonded to the sliding sunroof frame due to a manufacturing fault...

2018 Audi A8 spied

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. At the front, there's a wide, sharply-defined single-frame grille flanked by an angular pair of headlights...

Audi: new electrified car every year from 2018, new A8 debuting 2017

At its 127th annual generation meeting, the management team at Audi provided a few insights into its product roadmap, including a timeline for the new Audi A8 and the marque's electrification plans. Rupert Stadler, chairman of Audi, told assembled shareholders and media: "Electrification and digitisation represent an historic shift...

Next-generation Audi A8 might gain coupe and ultra-LWB variants

Coupe and extra-long-wheelbase variants are reportedly under consideration for the next-generation Audi A8. Dr Stefan Knirsch, technical director at Audi, told AutoExpress recently that the company is considering expanding the number of variants available in the next-generation Audi A8 range. The current-generation A8 is offered solely as a sedan in both standard- and long-wheelbase forms...

Audi A8L Extended: bespoke six-door limousine revealed

A wealthy European customer has commissioned a one-off super-sized six-door limousine, dubbed the Audi A8L Extended, which the company has developed over the last year. The A8L Extended measures 6.36 metres in length and rides on a wheelbase of 4.22 metres — both figures are up 1.09m on the run-of-the-mill long-wheelbase A8...

2016 Audi A8L Security upgraded to VR9 standard

The Audi A8L Security has been given an upgrade for 2016 and is now said to be more secure than ever before. Audi says that the revised A8L Security has an upgraded safety cell that now includes aramide fabric, hot-formed steel armour and new special aluminium alloys. These changes lower the car's weight, but also bring the vehicle up to the VR9 ballistic protection standard...

Audi S8 Plus unveiled

The German luxury marque has revealed the Audi S8 Plus, an even faster version of its large sedan. Under the bonnet, the new Audi S8 Plus features a more powerful iteration of the 4.0-litre direct-injection twin-turbo V8 that motivates the regular S8. Power is now rated at 445kW and torque climbs to 700Nm or 750Nm in overboost mode...

Audi CEO rules out A8 wagon, A7 coupe, people movers

Rupert Stadler, the CEO of Audi, has gone on the record to rule out certain models from the luxury marque's near-term product plans. The Audi chief spoke to Automotive News Europe and was quite explicit in ruling in and out certain future models and categories. Across Audi's line-up, it has models that compete head-to-head with cars from BMW's range...