2018 Audi A8 Production Version Spotted Testing

Then next generation Audi A8 sedan was recently spotted testing with production body. Slated for a 2017 launch, the 2018 Audi A8 is expected to come with significant design upgrades compared to the outgoing model along with a host of new features. The new Audi A8 is from the D5 generation and has been built on the company’s latest MLB2 platform that currently underpins the current-gen Audi A4, the new Audi Q7 and the recently launched Bentley Bentayga.

2018 Audi A8 Gets a New Front Profile

2018 Audi A8 Gets a New Front Profile

Now though it’s not quite clearly seen under all that camouflage, the 2018 Audi A8 takes styling cues from the recently showcased Prologue Concept. The car is slightly longer now and even the roofline seems to be a bit lower compared to the older model giving it a sleeker profile. In fact, despite the camouflage, you can make out that the front profile of the car is different with those redesigned overhangs, new front bumper, new grille design, and restyled headlamps. The side profile shows the slightly sloping roofline, standard alloy wheels, which are probably used for testing purpose only, and the new sleeker ORVMs. The rear profile seems to be more or less the same with the exception of restyle LED tail lamps, and some minor cosmetic touch-ups.

2018 Audi A8 is Longer and Gets a Lower Roofline

2018 Audi A8 is Longer and Gets a Lower Roofline

While there are no images of the interior as of now, we expect to see some considerable alterations made to the cabin as well. Some of the feature that will be available in the 2018 Audi A8 includes – the company’s popular virtual cockpit, MMI infotainment system, which is likely to get gesture control support and an OLED screen. The car is also expected to get an optional traffic-jam pilot system that will enable the new Audi A8 to drive itself at speeds of up to 60 km/h but only on highways.

2018 Audi A8 Rear Profile

2018 Audi A8 Rear Profile With New LED Tail Lamps

As for powertrain options the 2018 Audi A8 is expected to get the company’s latest 6.0- litre, W12, Bi-Turbo engine churning out about 600bhp and a peak torque of 900Nm, which currently does duty on the newly launched Bentley Bentayga. In India though, we expect Audi’s new flagship car to be launched towards the end of 2018.

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