The car market’s version of trickle-down economics states 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, at least for this fleeting minute, the 2019 Audi A8 sits at the lead of the changing automobile market with its hybrid powertrain assist as standard equipment and a laundry list of production-vehicle firsts.
With its last full redesign coming all the method back in 2011, Audi’s flagship sedan, the A8, has been well overdue for a total redesign. For 2019, the German automaker will greatly revamp its flagship sedan, giving it a new, longer look, updated powertrain choices, lots 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 wider and more upright than before, the body lines are sharper and more precise, its wide LED headlights and OLED taillights produce a distinct signature, and the long and flat roof develops a sportier appearance. Audi likewise updated its building and construction, as its body is now 58 percent aluminum to assist minimize weight.
2019 Audi A8 Interior
Inside, whatever is entirely new as well. 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 air conditioning controls, and other features. The latter removes the requirement for buttons that clutter up the center stack. Purchasers will likewise delight in the basic Audi Virtual Cockpit, the Wi-Fi connection for approximately 8 gadgets, 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 use 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, however these should come quickly.
2019 Audi A8 Safety
The present A8 hasn’t been tested for security by the IIHS, so we have nothing to base the 2019 model’s rankings on. We do know that it’ll have lots of innovative driver-assist features, consisting of adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, a 360-degree video camera, and more.
2019 Audi A8 Pricing & Release Date
Audi expects to have the 2019 A8 in showrooms in the fall of 2018. Pricing remains up in the air, but anticipate the 2019 A8 to sit just above the current A8’s price range of $83,475 to $92,975 (destination charges included). The Audi A8’s competition will include the BMW 7-Series, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and the Porsche Panamera.