2018 Audi A8 Release Date and Specs

 

2018 Audi A8 – With an athletic character, fantastic interior, and strong engines, the new 2018 Audi A8 returns even more competitive than previously. Although it’s no longer the freshest face among the luxury flagships, it is appealing like never before. Some other German peers however offer more advanced features and technologies. The Audi A8 2018 release date should be expected sometime in the first quarter of 2018.

Highlights for 2018 include a standard all-wheel drive system, a luxurious and handsome interior, sharp handling, a feisty base V6, and impressive fuel economy. Its interior is also something to write home about thanks to tons of premium materials and upscale technologies.

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Shoppers looking for vehicles in this class have overwhelming options to choose from. These sedans, as you expect, are extremely comfortable, breathtakingly fast, laden with latest technologies, and elegantly appointed. That said, you’ll realize the only thing you’ll, by and large, be interested in are the nitty-gritties and prestige. This is where now the Audi A8 steps in with its ability to pay attention to details.

With a standard all-wheel drive system, you’ll probably find its road manners pleasing regardless of the prevailing road conditions. Throw in the carefully tuned suspension system and you’ve got yourself an A8 boastful of an athletic character. The ride quality is composed and never harsh even when the road conditions are rather mundane. A wide array of engines is available depending on what you’re looking for – fuel efficiency or overall performance. The TDI is hard to beat when you want to maximize fuel economy ratings, while the 4.0T offers the best overall performance.

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Apart from the performance, the 2018 Audi A8 interior is chock full of stunning technologies and material quality. The cabin décor is inviting, elegant, and downright upscale to say the least. Driver aides have also been added to the existing ones.

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The 7-Series and S-Class are he one to beat in this class, no doubt. Other alternatives to consider in this class include the 2018 Porsche Panamera, 2018 Jaguar XJ.

2018 Audi A8 Review of Trims

Five trims, as of this writing, are available for the 2018 Audi A8: TDI, 4.0T, W12, 3.0T, and the Sport model. The trim lineup may change slightly on its release date.

2018 Audi A8 Interior & Exterior Changes

Some of the standard accessories offered for the 2018 Audi A8 Sport include a four-zone automatic climate control, fourteen-way power-adjustable and heated front seats, power-folding and heated exterior mirrors, dual-pane acoustic glass, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, LED headlights, front seat memory settings, leather upholstery, front and rear parking sensors, nineteen-inch wheels, an adaptive air suspension system, power sunshades, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a rearview camera, a fourteen-speaker Bose audio system, a CD/DVD player, voice controls, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Audi’s MMI infotainment system, and an eight-inch display screen.

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Opting for the A8 4.0T model gets you an upgraded leather upholstery, a heads-up display, active noise cancellation, side- and top-view cameras, a simulated suede headliner, a sportier bumper, a blind-spot monitor with rear cross traffic alert, side sill treatment, twenty-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, eighteen-way multi-contour front seats, and ventilated and heated front seats.

Upgrading to the 2018 Audi A8 W12 model gets you a heated steering wheel, a glove-box-mounted six CD/DVD changer, power-adjustable outboard rear seats, an enhanced variable-ratio steering, a fixed console, household type power outlet, a cool box, a power foot rest, and stainless steel accents.

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2018 Audi A8 Engine Specs

Four engines are offered beneath the hoods of the Audi A8 2018. The A8 3.0T model gets a supercharged 3.0L V6 rated at 333 hp and 325 lbs. ft. of torque. Transmission pairing is done with the eight-speed automatic. When we come to the fuel economy ratings, expect the V6 to return 19/29/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

More mojo is offered by the turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine that powers the A8 TDI and produces a power output of around 240 horsepower and 428 pounds-feet of torque.

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The 435-hp – producing turbocharged 4.0L V8 comes beneath the hood of the 2018 Audi A8 4.0T models. The range-topping A8 W12 model offers an output rated at 500 horsepower and 463 pounds-feet of torque from its 6.3L naturally-aspirated W12 engine.

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Specifications

Wheelbase: 10 ft. 2.9 in. (122.9 in.)
Length: 17 ft. 3.4 in. (207.4 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 4.7 in. (76.7 in.)
Passenger volume: 121.9 ft³
Cargo volume: 14.2 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 4464 lbs.
Top Speed: 129 mph
0-60: 5.3 sec
MPG: 19/29 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Black, Cuvee Silver Metallic, Florett Silver Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Ibis White, Moonlight Blue Metallic, Oolong Grey Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2018 Audi A8 Release Date & Price

Availability of the vehicle should be expected sometime in the first quarter of 2018. The cost of owning the A8 coupe should be around $85,200.

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