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Audi A8

Excellent comfort, the highest quality workmanship, stringent lightweight construction and a broad portfolio of high-end technologies: The Audi A8 is the flagship of the Audi model range.

Basic information

  • 10/26/15

    The pinnacle of sportiness – the Audi S8 plus

    Audi is breaking the 600-hp barrier in the full-size sedan segment. The new Audi S8 plus* produces 445 kW (605 hp) and delivers 700 Nm (516.3 lb ft) to the crankshaft. Overboost temporarily increases the latter to 750 Nm (553.2 lb ft). The large sports sedan sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.8 seconds. The electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h (155.3 mph) can be optionally increased to 305 km/h (189.5 mph). *The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of all models named above and available on the German market can be found in the list in the last chapter of this basic information.
  • 10/16/13

    The sportiest premium sedan in the full-size class – the new Audi A8

    A multitude of high-end technologies, systematic lightweight construction and excellent comfort: Audi presents a thoroughly revised version of its successful A8 flagship. Its engines have become even more powerful and efficient; new assistance systems and the innovative Matrix LED headlights make for even more superior driving.

Recent Press Releases

  • 02/12/16
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi at the Berlinale: piloted drive up to the red carpet

    In a flurry of camera flashes at the Berlinale film festival, Audi reached another milestone on the path toward piloted driving. At the opening gala of the Berlin International Film Festival, a driverless Audi A8 L W12* drove up to the red carpet. On-board was movie star Daniel Brühl.
  • 09/11/15

    Audi S models

    High power, understated, with ample features and a high degree of everyday practicality – all of these strengths come together in the Audi S models. Each model applies its power to the road with quattro permanent all-wheel drive.
  • 09/11/15

    Audi A8 and A8 L W12

    Excellent comfort, the highest quality workmanship, stringent lightweight design and a broad range of high-end technologies make the Audi A8 is the flagship of the Audi model range.
  • 09/08/15

    Audi A8 L Security: most secure Audi ever

    Audi has once again further developed its armored high-security sedan. At the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt am Main, the premium brand is presenting the most secure Audi ever in the form of the A8 L Security. The car will satisfy the criteria of the class VR 9 ballistic protection standard, currently the most stringent requirements for civilian high-security sedans.
  • 11/14/13

    The A8 Audi exclusive concept

    Audi is introducing an exclusive special edition of its flagship. The A8 Audi exclusive concept with W12 engine (500 hp/368 kW) will be built at the quattro GmbH facility in Neckarsulm. The small-series production model, which is scheduled to begin rolling off the assembly line in March 2014, is strictly limited to 50 units.
  • 09/10/13

    More composed than ever – the new Audi A8

    Superior design, hand-built quality, systematic lightweight construction and an abundance of high-end technologies: Audi presents the comprehensively updated A8, its successful flagship, at the IAA in Frankfurt am Main. The engine lineup has once again become more powerful and efficient; new assistance systems and the innovative Matrix LED headlights make driving more composed than ever.
  • 09/03/13

    20 years of Audi Space Frame – it all started at the Frankfurt Motor Show

    Audi comes full circle at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA): Exactly 20 years ago the premium manufacturer presented the “ASF”(Audi Space Frame) in Frankfurt – on a gleaming silver show car whose innovative aluminum body concept revolutionized lightweight automotive construction. When the Frankfurt Motor Show opens next week, attention will again be focused on a car based on the ASF construction principle: the new Audi A8.
  • 08/21/13

    Composure redefined – the Audi A8

    Systematic lightweight construction, excellent comfort and a broad portfolio of high-end technologies: Audi has given its flagship, the A8, a wide-sweeping update. The engines are even more powerful and efficient, while new assistance systems and the innovative Matrix LED headlights provide for an added level of composure.
  • 08/14/13

    Exclusively on Audi MediaTV: World premiere of the new A8

    Audi is once again introducing a new automobile on the Internet: The online world premiere of the new Audi A8 will be broadcast exclusively on Audi Media TV ( on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at 9.00 a.m. CEST. Parallel to this, Audi Communications will provide comprehensive background information on Audi MediaServices.
  • 08/14/13

    Highly effective: new turn signal light in the Audi A8

    In the new Audi A8, the turn signal light consists of lighting elements that illuminate in a defined sequence; this makes it easier for others to perceive the driver’s turning intentions, even under difficult conditions.
  • 06/28/13

    Leading the way in lighting technology: The new Audi Matrix LED headlights

    Audi is now building on its lead in the domain of lighting technology with a world first: The Audi Matrix LED headlights will make their debut on the new A8, which is appearing on the market at the end of 2013. Audi, the technology leader in this field, is thus opening a new chapter in automotive lighting technology.

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