The 2019 Audi A8 plots out the course for next-level self-driving cars, while it keeps its styling muted.
The 2019 Audi A8 could be the first car on U.S. roads to deliver Level 3 self-driving capability, but U.S. lawmakers will have the final say.
The new A8 made its debut on July 11 in Barcelona, long before an on-sale date in 2018.
Audi has let technology do the talking for the new A8. The exterior shape of the new car has progressed only mildly from the previous-generation car. The most notable changes amount to a wider trapezoidal grille bracketed by larger air intakes and slimmer LED headlights, a profile with two shoulder lines that nearly intersect at the back of the rear door, and a slim set of taillights that span the width of the car. All telegraph a sober executive-sedan mission statement.