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 family crossovers. So it’s no stretch to say that, a minimum of for this short lived moment, the 2019 Audi A8 sits at the vanguard of the changing car market with its hybrid powertrain help 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 actually been well overdue for a total 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 really identifiable as Audi’s flagship vehicle, its look is entirely new. Its grille is broader and more upright than in the past, the body lines are sharper and more precise, its wide LED headlights and OLED taillights produce a distinct signature, and the long and flat roofing produces a sportier look. Audi also upgraded its building, as its body is now 58 percent aluminum to help minimize weight.
2019 Audi A8 Interior
Inside, everything is completely new also. 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 cooling controls, and other features. The latter gets rid of 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 approximately eight devices, and a new navigation system.
2019 Audi A8 Engine
While Audi was upcoming with many of the 2019 A8’s details, its powertrain is still shrouded in some mystery. 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 have not been announced, but these ought to come soon.
2019 Audi A8 Safety
The present A8 hasn’t been checked for security by the IIHS, so we have absolutely nothing to base the 2019 model’s scores 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 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 anticipate the 2019 A8 to sit simply above the existing A8’s rate range of $83,475 to $92,975 (location fees consisted of). The Audi A8’s competitors will consist of the BMW 7-Series, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and the Porsche Panamera.