2018 Audi A8 Demonstrates Its High-Tech Features In Detail

With an evolutionary design inspired by the Prologue Concept, the all-new Audi A8 made its debut earlier this week.

However, its official presentation wouldn’t have been complete without a set of videos to highlight some of its features, which are meant to help it steal some customers from its arch rivals, namely the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the BMW 7-Series.

The list is generous and it includes an autonomous system, which allows the car to drive itself at speeds of up to 60km/h (37mph), and a remote parking feature, which can be used without any occupants inside.

A new, fully active, electromechanical suspension, is also part of the package, as is the 48-volt electrical system that equips all five engines offered at start. These include gasoline and diesel versions of the 3.0-liter and 4.0-liter V8 units, as well as a 6.0-liter W12.

As usual, the new Audi A8 comes in two versions, with standard and long wheelbase, and will be joined later on by an e-tron Quattro variant of the second.

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  • Just another Supra fan
  • pcurve

    Audi is basically German Acura. It does sporty entry level luxury really well, but is clueless about how to make luxury flagship. Call it Audi RLX. No one is going to buy this, just like the last A8 and the one before.

    • Matt

      LOL, my foughts were exactly oposite about this car. Who would buy somethin else?

      • pcurve

        I’m sure 1,478 people who bought RLX in 2016 felt the same way lol.

  • Read end should look familiar…picked straight from the Lincoln Mark VIII, circa 1998…cockpit telematics were previewed last year in the Golf GTI Technology show car…

    • Enter Ranting

      And Cadillac has had that haptic screen feedback on their disastrous CUE system for years.

  • WELL IF YOU SPEAK GERMAN THIS IS HELPFUL.

  • LJ

    The bit showing the driver not paying attention while in traffic is extremely irresponsible messaging.

    • pcurve

      My jaw dropped when I saw that.

      • LJ

        I get that they’re trying to show off some of the autonomous safety features, but that’s not how to do it.

    • Auf Wiedersehen

      I thought, Oh so you don’t have to pay attention in traffic now? Nice of Audi to take that burden off

  • BlackPegasus

    Just more shtt to break and cost thousands to remedy in 3-5yrs. Better get that extended warranty.

  • Enter Ranting

    Needless complexity, 90% of which an owner will never use. And touch screens are the worst. Plus, the A8 looks like a big Jetta. That’s not a compliment.

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