With the Audi Summit less than a week away in sunny Barcelona, the German automaker has decided to shine more light on its upcoming A8 flagship.
Unlike with most luxury cars in this segment, Audi haven’t exactly done a great job at keeping the A8 away from the spotlight. Naturally, it’s all by design since the car is already on its way to becoming a movie star.
In case you haven’t heard already, the all-new Audi A8 is featured in Marvel’s latest blockbuster movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and has already been teased heavily in multiple official videos.
But what does this image tell us? Aside from offering a better look at the car, it’s nothing we haven’t already seen or deducted. The two Prologue-esque profile lines are quite visible though, whereas the LED’s out front look pretty sharp.
That being said, let’s round up what we know so far about Ingolstadt’s new Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-Series rival. One of the first things they confirmed, officially, was that the A8 will come with 48-volt mild hybrid powertrains as standard across its range, which ultimately reduces the car’s fuel consumption by up to 0.7l/100km (0.2 mpg US).
They followed that up by showing us just how easily the car can park itself with the help of the Audi AI Remote Parking Pilot. In the video, which you can watch here, the driver exists the car and the A8 does a 180 and reverses itself into the garage.
Then came all the Spider-Man stuff with Tom Holland and comedian J.B. Smoove enjoying some of the car’s active safety tech during a driving test, followed by the web slinger going to his own movie premiere on the hood of the 2018 Audi A8.
Last but now least, yesterday’s sneak preview ad revealed that you can get the A8 with a relaxation rear seat with foot massage, which sounds absolutely delightful.
The Audi Summit takes place in Barcelona on July 11th, starting at 9:30 AM local time (CEST).