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2018 Audi A8 spied almost disguise free

The Audi A8 sedan has been photographed almost completely free of disguise in Europe. These photos of a long-wheelbase version of the next-generation A8 were captured on a smartphone by a fan of our spy photography agency. Unlike earlier prototypes, which were covered head-to-toe in camouflage, this latest pre-production A8 model has just a few pieces of black tape disguising parts of the grille, and the head- and tail-lights...

Audi confirms new A6, A7, A8, Q3 and A1 - all for 2017

Talk about busy - Audi will launch new versions of its large A6, A7, A8 models, as well as a new Q3 small SUV and baby A1 hatchback, all by the end of this year. The German luxury car maker made its plans public at the 2017 Geneva motor show, where Audi chairman of the board Rupert Stadler said the brand detailed the expansive model range revamp...

Audi A4 range, A6, A7, A8 recalled for airbag unit and seatbelt fix

Audi has issued a recall on 39 examples, in total, of its 2017 Audi A4, A4 Avant, A4 Allroad, A6, A7, A8 models. The recall, announced this week, centres on "irregularities in the mix ratio of the igniting agent in some airbag units or belt tensioners", which could lead to the systems not triggering in an accident as they should...

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...