The new 2017 AUDI A8 comes with a longer wheelbase that is ideal for rear-seat passengers.
Audi has reduced its powertrains for A8 from 4 to 2 and made the car simpler. The car has longer wheelbase with a sporty exterior that draws its inspiration from S8 and black exterior accents are also offered as a package. All models get all-wheel drive, an 8-speed automatic, leather, and power.
The biggest decision it takes is to select a supercharged V-6 or twin-turbocharged V-8, which provide almost same mileage output. It is built on an aluminum space frame. Things are kept pretty simple. Two engines, one wheelbase, one classy ride constitute the new car.
2017 AUDI A8-EXTERIOR
Outside, the car is not as sleek and sharp as A7 but its details are not ignored. Its hood and shoulders are elegant and feature LED lamps on the front and back end. The standard sports appearance gives it a little edge. The car features a modified grille and redesigned bumpers.
New design is likely to drive its competitors from well-known car brands like Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, and Bentley. Overall the car has an impressive and sophisticated look, which the Audi is famous for, and which its buyers expect from it. The A8’s aluminum chassis was built at Neckarsulm plant.
2017 AUDI A8-INTERIOR
Inside, its cockpit is finished in fine materials that draw together the lines and surfaces that are really exciting. The shifter is placed after a throttle lever and flashes of chrome accent clean lines around the dash. It has plenty of trunk space but is not that much large. The cabin is noise-free, however, you may hear the tires chatter while accelerating or taking corners.
The crisp notes originating from the premium Bang & Olufsen audio system don’t need any interference. Leather, full-LED headlights, and navigation are standard. The standard infotainment boasts
- Bluetooth pairing
- Bose speakers
- USB port
Everything is power-operated, and the climate control is zoned off for front and rear passengers. All-wheel drive is also standard.
2017 AUDI A8-ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE
Under the hood, is the base engine which is a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6. It produces a 333 horsepower, but the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 produces 450 hp. and achieves and acceleration of about 60 mph in 4.4 seconds.
The V-6 isn’t as smooth as previous entry V-8s. The V-6 runs up to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds and its 130 mph top speed are impressive. The 4.0T is $9,000 more than the entry engine.
2017 AUDI A8-PRICE
The car comes with a starting price of $70,000 for the base model and $81,000 for top trim with all equipment. Official prices are yet to be announced by the automaker.
2017 AUDI A8 RELEASE DATE
The car will go on release in the last quarter of 2016.