The vehicle industry’s version 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 minute, the 2019 Audi A8 sits at the lead of the changing automobile market with its hybrid powertrain help as basic equipment and a shopping list of production-vehicle firsts.
With its last full redesign coming all the way back in 2011, Audi’s flagship sedan, the A8, has been well overdue for a complete redesign. For 2019, the German automaker will heavily 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 very recognizable as Audi’s flagship vehicle, its look is completely new. Its grille is larger and more upright than previously, the body lines are sharper and more accurate, its wide LED headlights and OLED taillights produce a distinct signature, and the long and flat roof produces a sportier appearance. Audi also updated its building and construction, as its body is now 58 percent aluminum to help reduce weight.
2019 Audi A8 Interior
Inside, everything is completely new also. The vehicle will feature a new infotainment system that changes the rotary-button-controlled system with a 10.1-inch touchscreen. Below that screen is another touchscreen which contains all the heating and cooling controls, and other features. The latter removes the requirement for buttons that mess up the center stack. Buyers will likewise enjoy 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 upcoming with much of the 2019 A8’s details, its powertrain is still shrouded in some mystery. What we do know is that the 2019 A8 will utilize a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine paired with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system that will utilize a 10Ah lithium-ion battery. Output and fuel economy have not been revealed, but these need to come soon.
2019 Audi A8 Safety
The current A8 hasn’t been tested for security by the IIHS, so we have absolutely nothing to base the 2019 model’s rankings on. We do understand that it’ll have a lot of sophisticated driver-assist features, including adaptive cruise control, automated emergency situation braking, a 360-degree electronic camera, and more.
2019 Audi A8 Pricing & Release Date
Audi anticipates to have the 2019 A8 in display rooms in the fall of 2018. Pricing remains up in the air, however anticipate the 2019 A8 to sit just above the current A8’s rate variety of $83,475 to $92,975 (destination charges consisted of). The Audi A8’s competitors will include the BMW 7-Series, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and the Porsche Panamera.