2018 Audi A8 Review

The new Audi A8: future of the luxury class

Today is where the future begins in the luxury class: The new Audi A8 makes its world debut at the Audi Summit in Barcelona. In its fourth generation, the flagship model again provides the benchmark for Vorsprung durch Technik – with a new design language, an innovative touchscreen operating concept and a systematically electrified drive. The Audi A8 is also the first production automobile in the world to have been developed for highly automated driving. From 2018, Audi will gradually be taking piloted driving functions such as parking pilot, garage pilot and traffic jam pilot into production.

Doyen of style: the exterior design
The Audi A8 is stylistically defining – it signals the dawning of a new design era for the entire brand. The front end with the wide, upright Singleframe grille and the fluid, muscular body symbolize sporty elegance, sophistication and progressive status. The new A8 delivers on the promise made by the Audi prologue design study. The luxury sedan possesses a powerful presence – whether in the 5.17 meter (17.0 ft) standard version or the A8 L, which has a 13 centimeter (5.1 in) longer wheelbase.

The Audi brand is renowned worldwide for sports appeal, lightweight construction and quattro permanent all-wheel drive – and the design of the new A8 conveys these values. The balanced proportions emphasize all four wheels in equal measure. Muscular shapes above the wheel arches give visual expression to the quattro drive. Viewed side-on, the upright front end combined with the gently inclined rear create visual tension. The flagship model proclaims its identity both day and night, drawing on both the striking HD Matrix LED headlights with Audi laser lighting, and the LED light strip combined with OLED technology rear lights. These produce unique light animations as the driver approaches and leaves the car.

Luxury lounge: the interior
Freedom is the defining design feature with a new luxury slant. This explains the A8’s resemblance to a lavish, spacious lounge. Compared to the predecessor model, it has grown substantially in length in both body versions.

The range of equipment and materials is extensive, with every detail radiating superlative bespoke quality – from the perforation in the seat upholstery to the electrically opened and closed shutters on the air vents.
The classiest seat in the new Audi flagship model is in the rear right – the optional relaxation seat in the A8 L that comes with four different adjustment options and a footrest. In this seat, the passenger can warm and massage the soles of their feet on a unit with multiple settings incorporated into the back of the front-passenger seat. The new comfort head restraints complete the experience. The rear passengers can also control an array of functions such as ambient lighting, the new HD Matrix reading lights and seat massage, plus make private phone calls, via a separate operating unit. The rear seat remote, with its OLED display as large as a smartphone, is a removable unit housed in the center armrest.

Fingertip response: the controls
The luxury sedan’s interior deliberately adopts a reductive design; the interior architecture is clear and with a strictly horizontal orientation. Audi carries its high quality standards into the digital age with a radically new operating concept. It does away with the familiar rotary pushbutton and touchpad of the predecessor model. The instrument panel is kept largely clear of buttons and switches. At its center is a 10.1-inch touchscreen display which, when off, blends almost invisibly into the high-gloss black surround thanks to its black-panel look.

The user interface appears as soon as the car is opened. The driver controls the Infotainment system with fingertip control on the large display. They can use a second touchscreen display on the center tunnel console to access the air conditioning and comfort functions as well as make text inputs. When the driver activates a function in the upper or lower display, they hear and feel a click by way of confirmation. The glass-look operating buttons respond in the same way. The combination of acoustic and tactile feedback along with the use of common touch gestures such as swiping make the new MMI touch response especially safe, intuitive and quick to use.

The A8 can also engage in intelligent conversation. The driver can activate an array of functions in the automobile using a new, natural form of voice control. Information on destinations and media is either available on board or is delivered from the cloud at LTE speed. The extensive Audi connect range also includes traffic sign recognition and hazard information – innovative car-to-X services that draw on the swarm intelligence of the Audi fleet.
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Comments

WINDSPEAKER1990 says:

far better than 750

basilis hellas says:

looks cheap and ugly!!!!!!!!
boring design and looks like all other audi’s!!!!!!!!

Maik Wehling says:

alle 2 Jahre ein neues extrem teures “”Luxus” Auto damit die Audianer noch mehr Geld verdienen… *gähn*

fuelbasti says:

Engine range? Interior looks awesome.

Aluand Sevendecteen says:

Go fuck yourself with your British accent motherfucker

Tau Thianova says:

Rich ppl dont watch Youtube to buy A8, 7 series or S-class. Anyway if you do watch, go ahead with another 2 first.

Robert Von Fricken says:

i cant even begin to watch this without saying i hope theres mechanics for this car, and its going to cost way to much money to replace anything in this car even if you have the money, damn i wouldnt even want to drive thisfuck that

H Chaud says:

7 series is best looking benz has best interior audi is best rear seat

Bear Power says:

It looks so much better than the previously generation wich was really ugly. The style is just beautiful, the rear end remind in me kinda of a Lincoln, the Continental maybe but still rocks,I just find hideous the feature “foot rub” or at least sounds more like a fetish.

D Sek7or says:

4:38 just look on the luxurious tone difference between the painting of metal car and plastic bumper..

Alexandre Steinmetz says:

SO many useless things in this car oO geez

albaner 42mol says:

Does it have Aux

Ovi Ovidiu says:

It must be a pain to take care of this car. So much electronic.

Old School Calisthenic says:

the name of the song please

magellanmax says:

Audi has been at the forefront of the pack in design for the past decade or so. They just keep raising the bar. This car is sick!

Lalasony Cierny says:

looks like passat b8

MArcicniniciccciici Czujajajajkakakaak says:

I kogo będzie stać na taką Audice ? Skorumpowane kurwy przy hajsie i nikogo wiecej 🙂
Dziekuje 😀

Bimmer Maniac says:

OMG they copied the 7 series. From the tablet to the tail light to the fragrance

afrikan08 says:

Fuck Audi and their feminism bs propaganda.

DJ Proe says:

Audi just ruined my favourite car

Vito Andolini says:

Only the germans are able to build cars. Mercedes,BMW, Audi,Porsche!!! The best cars in the world. Fuck Toyota,Honda,Mazda,Renault,Peugeot,Citroen,Ferrari,Lamborghini,Bugatti,Aston Martin,Rolls-Royce,Bentley,Cadillac,Chevrolet,General Motors,Ford, and the fucking rest.Only german engineering, the best or nothing!!!

Mehmet Kuaf says:

mükemmelllll

Robert Puch says:

this is a car?? gadget gadget gadgets… like a new smartphone, nothing special :/

Wesam Al-Jabri says:

Made In Germany 🙂

/Chooêt says:

What did audi do to their ‘flip out’ navigation systems :(?

Jim Chinis says:

worst a8 design so far… :S

Kaj van der Molen says:

consist entitle recognition lower hallway invite lean announce.

Olivia Berti says:

To all the marketing victims.,.. The Audi’s are a complete shambles.. bought an $80k Audi – 7 years later the failed unexpectedly. Everything works for a few years and then cabal, the Audi will scam you of valuable dollars for repair. Audi have done a superb job of masquerading their engineering flaws and unreliability – German cars are unreliable, expensive and not worth their market value. For the price of a new CVT or repairs, I bought a Japanese car and can bet the house it will outperform and return a better return on investment. The new Alfa’s will outperform these boring German Marques.

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