The auto market’s version of trickle-down economics states today’s six-figure almost-limos foreshadow tomorrow’s entry-level premium cars and next week’s middle-class sedans and family crossovers. So it’s no stretch to say that, at least for this fleeting minute, the 2019 Audi A8 sits at the lead of the altering auto market with its hybrid powertrain assist as basic devices and a shopping list of production-vehicle firsts.
With its last complete redesign coming all the method back in 2011, Audi’s flagship sedan, the A8, has actually been well past due for a total redesign. For 2019, the German car manufacturer will heavily revamp its flagship sedan, offering it a new, longer look, upgraded powertrain choices, lots of brand-new tech, and a fancier cabin.
2019 Audi A8 Design
While the A8 is still extremely recognizable as Audi’s flagship vehicle, its appearance is entirely brand-new. Its grille is wider and more upright than before, the body lines are sharper and more exact, its wide LED headlights and OLED taillights create an unique signature, and the long and flat roofing creates a sportier appearance. Audi also updated its building, as its body is now 58 percent aluminum to assist minimize weight.
2019 Audi A8 Interior
Inside, whatever is totally brand-new as well. The vehicle will feature a brand-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 a/c controls, and other features. The latter gets rid of the need for buttons that clutter up the center stack. Purchasers will likewise take pleasure in the basic Audi Virtual Cockpit, the Wi-Fi connection for up to 8 gadgets, and a new navigation system.
2019 Audi A8 Engine
While Audi was upcoming with much of the 2019 A8’s information, its powertrain is still shrouded in some secret. What we do understand is that the 2019 A8 will use a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine paired with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system that will use a 10Ah lithium-ion battery. Output and fuel economy have not been revealed, however these ought to come soon.
2019 Audi A8 Safety
The existing A8 hasn’t been evaluated for safety by the IIHS, so we have absolutely nothing to base the 2019 model’s rankings on. We do understand that it’ll have plenty of advanced driver-assist features, consisting of 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 showrooms in the fall of 2018. Rates stays up in the air, but anticipate the 2019 A8 to sit simply above the current A8’s rate variety of $83,475 to $92,975 (location costs consisted of). The Audi A8’s competitors will consist of the BMW 7-Series, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and the Porsche Panamera.