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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...

New Audi A8's autonomous driving 'better than most drivers'

The next-generation Audi A8 will feature a fully autonomous driving system that the German company claims will be better than the majority of drivers. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the new Audi A6 in Dresden, Germany, the company’s head of product communications, Stefan Moser, confirmed plans for the system’s unveiling at next year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January...

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...

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

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...