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Audi A8 recalled for power steering leak, potential fire hazard

Audi Australia has issued a recall of 108 of its flagship luxury A8 sedan models affected by a faulty steering component. Audi's recall includes the 2010-2013 A8 4H fitted with the petrol V8 or W12, and the 2012-2016 A8 Security (an armoured version of a regular A8 intended for civilian security) fitted with the petrol V8 or W12...

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2019 Audi A8 recalled

Audi has recalled the 2019 A8 large sedan, over concerns one of the wheel options isn't strong enough. Cars fitted with the "Audi Sport 5 double-spoke V design, matte titanium look, machine-polished" wheels have been recalled, because the rims don't meet "strength specifications"...

Audi to buy back 4000 cars in Australia due to faulty Takata airbags

Audi will become the second car company in Australia to buy back vehicles fitted with potentially deadly Takata airbags – and customers won't be allowed to keep their cars because Audi does not plan to develop airbag replacements for vehicles so old. Car companies have calculated that it is cheaper to buy back the vehicles rather than engineer and test replacement airbags...

Car News Daily: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Audi A8 L 60 TFSI e revealed, unsure for Oz

Audi has revealed the new A8 L 60 TFSI e plug-in hybrid, a new petrol-electric version of its flagship limousine which claims to use as little as 2.5L/100km. Like the recently-detailed Q7 60 TFSI e, the new A8 PHEV (pictured in green) combines a 250kW/500Nm 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine with a 100kW/350Nm synchronous electric motor and 14...

Audi TT to be axed, will be replaced by sporty EV

Audi has taken to its Annual General Meeting to announce it will be killing off the TT sports car after the current generation, and eventually succeeded by an 'emotive' EV. Company chairman, Bram Schot, made the announcement during the AGM, citing the streamlining of the company's investments as the main reason for the decision...

Audi A6, A7, A8, Q5 plug-in hybrids revealed - UPDATE

Audi has revealed its new range of plug-in hybrids, based on various model lines including the A6, A7, A8 and Q5. UPDATE, 25/2/19: Audi's local division has released a statement regarding the introduction of the new PHEV models in Australia...

Audi A8 W12 will revive Horch name - report

Audi is reportedly considering exhuming the Horch name for a vehicle to take on Mercedes-Maybach in the ultra-luxury arena. Sources have told Automotive News the Horch name will be applied to a new variant of the Audi A8 powered by a twin-turbo W12 engine. Badging on the flanks or C-pillar, as well as extra equipment and styling tweaks, will likely distinguish the Horch from lesser models in the range...

2018 Audi A8 pricing and specs

Audi has released pricing and preliminary specifications for its flagship A8 sedan, set to kick off at $192,000 before on-road costs when it touches down in July. The range will kick off with the 50TDI quattro, a 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel making 210kW of power and 600Nm of torque. Sitting above the 50TDI is the 55TFSI quattro, packing 250kW and 500Nm from its petrol 3...

Audi CEO: Level five autonomy possible in 'a few years', but many hurdles remain

Rupert Stadler, CEO of Audi, says he expects level five self-driving cars to be technologically feasible in the next few years, but many roadblocks remain. Speaking to CarAdvice and members of the international press at the Audi A7 launch, Stadler said level five autonomous driving systems would be ready "technology wise ... in the next few years"...