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A symbol of status and authority: the new Audi A8

The evolution of the active luxury sedan is complete. As the successor to the classic Audi V6, the A8 has been at the forefront of the brand in the luxury sedan segment since his 1994. The new A8 is a high-value technology pioneer in user-focused and confident mobility, extending its sophisticated and intelligent features down to the smallest detail. Audi’s luxury sedans capture the imagination and hearts of drivers in the realm with enhanced power, looks and performance.

More prestige and authority: exterior design

The new Audi A8 exudes authority with a more representative, confident and athletic exterior unveiled by the new single-frame ‘winglet design’. The base of the grille is wider, the side air intakes are more upright and freshly styled, as are the headlights, and the lower outer edge creates a distinctive contour. Precisely calibrated design elements on the front of the new A8 greatly increase its presence and authority, sharpening the profile of the brand’s top model.

From the side, the progressive character of the luxury sedan is particularly eye-catching. The elongated lines of the body emphasize its length, while the wide wheel arches hint at the standard legendary quattro® all-wheel drive. In addition, the new Audi A8 PI is available with the S Line package, which gives it a sportier look.

Personalization is available through Audi Exclusive, customization of interior and exterior colours, belts, trims and exterior trims. The new A8 color swatch includes 11 colors, including new metallics (District Green, Daytona Grey, Ultra Blue).

Digital Matrix LED headlights and OLED rear lights

The new Digital Matrix LED headlights offer five animated design effects for exits and entrances, making Audi the world’s leading brand in automotive lighting technology. Like the video projector, the headlight uses DMD (Digital Micromirror Device) technology. Each headlight contains 1.3 million micromirrors that break down light into tiny pixels, allowing the light to be controlled with utmost precision. With lane orientation lights, the headlights emit a carpet of light that illuminates the driver’s own lane particularly brightly. The improved lighting configuration also features a striking new OLED rear LED design.

Reduction as a design medium

The interior of the new A8 equates to a spacious and well-tailored lounge, offering an open and welcoming atmosphere illuminated by a power panoramic sunroof. At night, a 30-LED ambient lighting array graces the interior, while rear reading lights utilize Matrix LED technology. The relaxation seats in the new A8 offer maximum comfort for both self-driving and chauffeured vehicles, offering spacious comfort from both the front and rear. All leather seats are equipped with an air conditioning and heating system. Front and rear seats are equipped with up to eight massage functions and a footrest massage function for total relaxation. Passengers can use it to warm and massage the soles of their feet.

A new solution: meeting modern demands

A distinctive feature of the new reinforced A8 is the predictive active suspension. This fully active suspension system can load or unload additional power to each wheel, actively adjusting the chassis position in all driving conditions. This exciting development is linked by more than 40 driver assistance systems with the Audi pre sense basic and Audi pre sense front safety systems as standard. The new A8’s Dynamic All-Wheel Steering enhances agility and reduces steering effort. An 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are standard.

The new MMI Touch Response operating concept relies on two displays and natural voice operation, while the standard MMI Navigation Plus is supported by the 3rd generation Modular Infotainment Toolkit (MIB 3). The front and rear infotainment systems feature 10.5-inch screens and 8.6-inch lower screens with full HD resolution, passenger smartphones, audio and video streaming, and telephony. The upgraded Bang & Olufsen® 3D Advanced Sound System offers superior sound comfort.

Enhanced performance and power

The new Audi A8 L offers 3.0 TFSI engine power with a 55 TFSI quattro V6 engine of 250 kW (340 PS). It delivers 500 Nm of torque to the crankshaft between 1,370 and 4,500 rpm. From a standing start, it can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.6 seconds (5.7 seconds for the L model).

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