Showing posts in the category of Audi A8

MTM S8 Talladega is the RS8 Audi Never Made


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For whatever reason, neither Audi nor BMW followed in the footsteps of their star rival Mercedes and its S63 and S65 AMG cars, with Ingolstadt being content with its S8.

ABT's New 675PS Audi S8 will Transport You to 100km/h in 3.9 Sec


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As if their previous Audi S8 tune with 640PS (632hp) wasn't fast enough, ABT has found a way to fork a few more dozen ponies out of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8.

Audi RS8 Would Take the Fight to Mercedes S65 AMG


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Audi doesn't look likely to make an RS8 model, because it would be hugely expensive and only appealing to a handful of people, just like the Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG.

Redesigned 2015 Audi A8 and S8 Finally Arrive in the States Priced from $77,400*


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It's been so long in internet time since we reported on the facelifted A8 and S8, that we had to actually double check to see whether Audi USA's pricing announcement today referred to last year's revisions or a newer update…

ABT Infuses New Audi S8 with 632 Ponies


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Since Audi doesn't see a market for an RS8 luxury sedan, it's up to tuners like ABT to fill the need for speed with improved versions of the S8, which received a nip and tuck just last year.

Audi V8 Goes from Saloon Riches to Pickup Truck Rags


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Remember when Audi took its first baby steps into becoming a real competitor to Mercedes-Benz and BMW back in the late 1980s with the aptly named V8 saloon?

Audi A8 L Security Is Ingolstadt’s Idea of Armored Luxury, Just In Case Someone Throws a Grenade


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Audi has unveiled the most exclusive model in the A8 lineup, the A8 L Security, which features a series of high-security equipment including armor plating.

Available with two petrol engines, the 429hp 4.0-liter V8 TFSI and the 495hp 6.0-liter W12, the new Audi A8 L Security replaces the outgoing model by implementing the modifications brought by the facelifted A8 range.

Audi's Luxurious A8 W12 Exclusive Limited Series, Only 50 Units to Be Made [Updated]


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Update: Audi has finally released a full gallery of photos of the new A8 W12 Exclusive

Audi will build a special edition of its recently refreshed A8 flagship sedan. Available only with the 500PS (493hp) 6.0-liter W12 engine and, subsequently, only as a long-wheelbase model, the A8 Exclusive will be built at the Quattro GmbH facility in Neckarsulm.

Is the New Mercedes-Benz S-Class a Better Luxury Car Than the Range Rover and Audi A8?


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We’ve seen many reviews of the all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class lately, and the unanimous opinion is that the new luxury sedan is a class above all of its competitors. However, when it comes to luxury cars, things are not that simple to classify. Nowadays, traditional luxury sedans face stiff competition from other luxury vehicles as well, like SUVs and four-door coupes.

Audi Confirms UK Pricing for Revised 2014 A8 and S8 Saloons


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Unveiled to the public at last month's Frankfurt Motor Show, the facelifted 2014 Audi A8 and its sportier offspring, the S8, are now available to order in the UK with first deliveries to arrive in the hands of their new owners in January next year.

MTM Gives Audi S8 a 650HP Bi-Turbo Kick Under the Bonnet


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At the same time Audi is showing off the facelifted iteration of the A8 and S8 models at the Frankfurt Messe, German tuning outfit MTM is launching a new treat for owners of the current S8 performance variant.

Audi's More Powerful, Better Looking 2014 A8 and S8 Facelift Sedans [70 Photos & Video]


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Audi has finally revealed its facelifted flagship sedan in both its standard A8 guise and high performance S8. While the design is no longer a surprise for those of you who saw yesterday’s leaked photos, the facelifted Audi A8 also comes with more powerful and efficient engines, new assistance systems and the much trumpeted Matrix LED headlights.

First Screenshots and Video of 2014 Audi A8 Facelift [Update - Watch the Live Reveal]


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Audi might be waiting until Wednesday for the official release of its revised 2014MY A8 luxury saloon, but German car magazine Autobild has already published an official promotional video of the facelifted version of the long-wheelbase A8L W12, which more or less, should share the same set of updates as the regular model.

Audi Teases Facelifted 2014 A8 with Official Sketches


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With the online reveal of the facelifted A8 scheduled for August 21 ahead of its real-life premiere at the Frankfurt Auto Show, Audi has released official sketches of the car and some information about the new revolutionary LED turn signal lights.

Audi Teases Refreshed A8/S8 with Unrevealing Short Promo


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Gee, thanks Audi, for showing us absolutely nothing new in your latest teaser for the facelifted A8/S8 flagship sedan! At least the previous one showed us the much talked-about “MatrixLED” headlight, which it is going to feature, whereas this latest clip does nothing to make us any more interested than we already are.

Audi Teases Headlamps of 2014 A8 Sedan Facelift


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Scheduled to appear on the market at the end of this year, the facelifted Audi A8 will be the first model to use the new Matrix LED headlights.

Although Audi calls it the new A8, spy-photos have revealed a very similar silhouette to the current model, so it's a facelift instead of a new generation. The headlights shown in our opening picture really match those on the camouflaged prototypes, so we're guessing that's exactly what the refreshed A8's "eyes" will look like.

Someone Walked Away from This Horrific Crash That Split an Audi S8 in Two!


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If you only looked at these chilling pictures, and especially the one showing the rear end of a first generation Audi S8 on the road and the front end parked –literally- on the wall of a house without reading the details, you'd be out of your mind not to think that there was at least one fatality here. However, you would be wrong to do so…

Yes, you read that correctly; no one was killed, and the person driving (alone) the German luxury sedan came out of this accident, which occurred in Belgium, near the border with The Netherlands, with only very minor injuries, according to local news site Nieuwsblad! Unbelievable right?

Audi A8 Driver Throws a Wild Hissy Fit After Minor Accident and Trashes His Own Car!


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If this incident, which purportedly happened in Malaga, Spain, is indeed real as claimed and doesn't turn out to be some sort of hoax, then the driver and protagonist of the scene should be considered a prime candidate for the coveted “moron of the year” award.

Why? Well, let's take it from the beginning. The man behind the wheel of the Audi, which we believe to be a front-wheel drive [as pointed out by our readers, it turns out it's a Quattro - see at 3.17 mark] first generation A8 sedan – unless we're mistaken about the size and it's an older A6, is said to have had a minor accident crashing into a metal rail. Accidents like that happen all the time, but what took place after, does not…

Spied: Audi Continues Family Facelift with 2014 A8 Luxury Sedan


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Our spy photographers have captured another glimpse of the facelifted Audi A8, which will likely wear a 2014MY moniker when it goes on sale next year. As is the case with most Audi mid-life cycle updates, the A8 won't change that much, be that in terms of styling or under the sheet-metal.

In fact, the exterior revisions will be rather modest, limited to a tweaked front grille, more modern head- and tail-lamp fixtures, and possibly changes to the bumper and mirror designs, along with a fresh assortment of exterior colors and alloy wheel designs.

Audi Responds to Report About Tesla Model S Beating its A8's Sales [Updated]


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Tesla can add another star to its belt of pride after Audi of America came out with a rather lame press statement concerning a report from CNN Money, which said Tesla sold more Model S sedans in U.S. during the first quarter of the year (4,750 examples) than Mercedes-Benz S-Class (3,077), BMW 7-Series (2,338) and Audi A8 (1,.462) sedans.

Audi took issue with the headline from CNN Money, which said "Tesla sales beating Mercedes, BMW and Audi", and which we will agree with Ingolstadt's people, was misleading, but the chart below and the article itself clearly stated that the numbers concerned the Tesla Model S and the big sedans from the three German premium brands.