The automobile industry’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 household crossovers. So it’s no stretch to state that, a minimum of for this fleeting minute, the 2019 Audi A8 sits at the vanguard of the altering auto industry with its hybrid powertrain assist as basic equipment and a laundry list of production-vehicle firsts.
With its last full redesign coming all the method back in 2011, Audi’s flagship sedan, the A8, has been well overdue for a complete redesign. For 2019, the German automaker will heavily revamp its flagship sedan, giving it a new, longer look, upgraded powertrain choices, lots of new tech, and a fancier cabin.
2019 Audi A8 Design
While the A8 is still extremely recognizable as Audi’s flagship vehicle, its look is entirely brand-new. Its grille is broader and more upright than in the past, the body lines are sharper and more accurate, its large LED headlights and OLED taillights develop an unique 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 lower weight.
2019 Audi A8 Interior
Inside, everything is entirely new as well. The vehicle will feature a brand-new infotainment system that replaces 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 eliminates the need for buttons that clutter up the center stack. Purchasers will also delight in the basic Audi Virtual Cockpit, the Wi-Fi connection for up to eight gadgets, and a brand-new navigation system.
2019 Audi A8 Engine
While Audi was forthcoming with a lot of the 2019 A8’s information, its powertrain is still shrouded in some secret. What we do understand is that the 2019 A8 will utilize 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 haven’t been announced, but these ought to come soon.
2019 Audi A8 Safety
The present A8 hasn’t been tested for security by the IIHS, so we have nothing to base the 2019 model’s scores on. We do understand that it’ll have plenty of innovative driver-assist features, consisting of adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, a 360-degree camera, and more.
2019 Audi A8 Pricing & Release Date
Audi anticipates to have the 2019 A8 in showrooms in the fall of 2018. Prices remains up in the air, however anticipate the 2019 A8 to sit simply above the present A8’s cost range of $83,475 to $92,975 (destination fees included). The Audi A8’s competitors will consist of the BMW 7-Series, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and the Porsche Panamera.