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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

  • 04/05/17
    Company

    Body development at Audi – innovation, quality and precision

    Audi is writing a new chapter in its successful history of lightweight design. For the coming generation of the Audi A8, an intelligent mix of four materials will be used in the body structure for the first time – more than in any of the brand’s previous production models. The luxury sedan is thus once again rightfully claiming its role as an innovation driver in automotive lightweight design. A tradition that dates back to the year 1994, when the A8 with its aluminum unitary body in Audi Space Frame (ASF) design caused quite a sensation.
  • 10/26/15
    Models

    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.

Recent Press Releases

  • 06/22/17
    Models

    Looking ahead to the new Audi A8: Fully active suspension offers tailor-made flexibility

    The new Audi A8 proves itself a versatile performer on the road. Thanks to its active suspension, it provides comfort-oriented customers with a chauffeur-driven sedan offering a stylishly smooth ride. The enthusiastic owner-driver can relish the characteristics of a sports car. This flexibility is made possible thanks to the new active suspension based on the 48-volt electrical system, which is used for the first time as the main electrical system. The new Audi A8 makes its world debut at the Audi Summit in Barcelona on July 11.
  • 06/09/17
    Models

    „Audi Summit” in Barcelona in July: brand exhibition of the Four Rings

    Audi has issued invitations to its own brand exhibition to take place on July 11, 2017. On a total area of more than 10,000 square meters, the first Audi Summit will showcase pioneering solutions for the urban mobility of tomorrow – from premium mobility services to piloted driving and parking. 2,000 guests from all over the world will also experience the premiere of the brand’s new flagship, the Audi A8.
  • 06/08/17
    Technology

    Looking ahead to the new Audi A8: More voltage for enhanced efficiency

    The new Audi A8 is advancing electrification on a broad front. In the next model generation, the flagship will for the first time feature an electrified powertrain as standard. To that end, the combustion engines will be equipped with mild hybrid technology. What this means for the customer is refined running and enhanced performance, coupled with greater efficiency. The basis is the 48-volt electrical system, which features for the first time in the new Audi A8 as the primary electrical system.

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