The automobile industry’s version of trickle-down economics says today’s six-figure almost-limos foreshadow tomorrow’s entry-level premium cars and next week’s middle-class sedans and household crossovers. So it’s no stretch to state that, at least for this fleeting moment, the 2019 Audi A8 sits at the vanguard of the changing automobile industry with its hybrid powertrain assist as basic devices and a laundry list of production-vehicle firsts.
With its last complete redesign coming all the method back in 2011, Audi’s flagship sedan, the A8, has been well past due for a complete redesign. For 2019, the German car manufacturer will greatly revamp its flagship sedan, providing it a new, longer look, upgraded powertrain options, tons of new tech, and a fancier cabin.
2019 Audi A8 Design
While the A8 is still extremely identifiable as Audi’s flagship vehicle, its appearance is entirely brand-new. Its grille is larger and more upright than in the past, the body lines are sharper and more precise, its large LED headlights and OLED taillights create a distinct signature, and the long and flat roofing system develops a sportier look. Audi likewise upgraded its construction, as its body is now 58 percent aluminum to assist decrease weight.
2019 Audi A8 Interior
Inside, everything is completely brand-new also. The vehicle will feature a new infotainment system that changes the rotary-button-controlled system with a 10.1-inch touchscreen. Listed below that screen is another touchscreen that contains all the heating and air conditioning controls, and other features. The latter removes the need for buttons that mess up the center stack. Purchasers will also delight in the standard Audi Virtual Cockpit, the Wi-Fi connection for approximately eight devices, and a new navigation system.
2019 Audi A8 Engine
While Audi was forthcoming with a lot of the 2019 A8’s details, its powertrain is still shrouded in some mystery. What we do understand is that the 2019 A8 will use a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine coupled with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system that will use a 10Ah lithium-ion battery. Output and fuel economy have not been announced, but these need to come quickly.
2019 Audi A8 Safety
The existing A8 hasn’t been checked for safety by the IIHS, so we have absolutely nothing to base the 2019 model’s ratings on. We do understand that it’ll have lots of innovative driver-assist features, including adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency situation braking, a 360-degree electronic camera, and more.
2019 Audi A8 Pricing & Release Date
Audi anticipates to have the 2019 A8 in display rooms in the fall of 2018. Rates stays up in the air, however expect the 2019 A8 to sit just above the current A8’s cost variety of $83,475 to $92,975 (destination charges included). The Audi A8’s competition will include the BMW 7-Series, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and the Porsche Panamera.