The vehicle industry’s variation 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, a minimum of for this fleeting moment, the 2019 Audi A8 sits at the lead of the changing auto market with its hybrid powertrain assist as basic equipment and a shopping list of production-vehicle firsts.
With its last complete redesign coming all the way back in 2011, Audi’s flagship sedan, the A8, has actually been well past due for a complete redesign. For 2019, the German automaker will greatly revamp its flagship sedan, providing 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 really identifiable as Audi’s flagship vehicle, its look is entirely new. Its grille is wider and more upright than before, the body lines are sharper and more precise, its large LED headlights and OLED taillights develop a distinct 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 help reduce weight.
2019 Audi A8 Interior
Inside, whatever is entirely new too. The vehicle will feature a brand-new infotainment system that changes the rotary-button-controlled system with a 10.1-inch touchscreen. Below that screen is another touchscreen that contains all the heating and air conditioning controls, and other features. The latter eliminates the requirement for buttons that mess up the center stack. Purchasers will likewise delight in the standard Audi Virtual Cockpit, the Wi-Fi connection for up to 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 secret. What we do know 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 haven’t been revealed, but these must come quickly.
2019 Audi A8 Safety
The current A8 hasn’t been tested for safety by the IIHS, so we have nothing to base the 2019 model’s rankings on. We do understand that it’ll have plenty of innovative driver-assist features, including adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, a 360-degree video camera, and more.
2019 Audi A8 Pricing & Release Date
Audi expects to have the 2019 A8 in display rooms in the fall of 2018. Prices stays up in the air, but anticipate the 2019 A8 to sit simply above the present A8’s cost variety of $83,475 to $92,975 (location costs consisted of). The Audi A8’s competitors will include the BMW 7-Series, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and the Porsche Panamera.