Novince created on the completely new MLB Evo architecture, and the use of the body structure of a large number of aluminum alloys reduces the weight of the sedan.
Dimensions is 5172х1945х1473 mm when the length of the wheelbase of three meters. In extended versions with index L sedan turned out to be 37 millimeters longer than its predecessor, four mm and 13 mm above. The distance between the axes increased by six millimeters.
The sedan is made in a new style Audi with the broad upright grille and muscular lines of the body, headlights – laser and tail lamps with organic LEDs.
In the cabin, a new center console with two displays and a minimum of physical buttons. The upper touch screen display has a diagonal of 10.1 inches, and from the second, 8.6-inch, manages climate control and input text information.
The new Audi A8 has received an active pneumatic suspension without anti-roll bars. Instead they use design with titanium cross members on the subframe and four electric motors, each of which is connected to the lower levers. Electric motors can transfer the levers torque to 1,100 Nm, by changing the position of the body, the quenching body roll in the turns and “squat” when braking.
The car is equipped with autopilot that can take over the controls at speeds up to 60 kilometers per hour on highways and roads where oncoming lane separated by a barrier. In addition, the sedan is parked alone and can come and go from the garage without human help.
At the start of the sale the Audi A8 will be offered with two three-liter V6 engines: diesel (286 HP) and petrol (340 HP). Appear later units V8: four-liter diesel with recoil 320 HP and the petrol engine of the same volume capacity of 460 horsepower. Will the top version of the W12 with capacity of six liters. Time-to-market hybrid versions, the Germans have not yet called.
At home, in Germany, the price of new items, sales of which will start in late fall, will start at about 90 and 600 euros. The extended version of the A8L will cost at least 94 100 euros.