2017 Audi A8 is a full-size luxury 4-door sedan manufactured by Audi. This model is expected to make the switch to a 48-volt electrical system as well as incorporate a revised eight-speed automatic transmission and standard Quattro drive. Performance and fuel efficiency are said to be the main focus of the improvements.
2017 Audi A8 Exterior
The changes on the Audi A8 2017 are rumored to be significant in comparison to the current model. Despite that, the old aluminum-based physique from earlier models will remain, to some extent. 2017 A8 will likely be a mix of high-strength steel and other lightweight materials, which will result in a significant decrease in weight.
The new Audi has received a mild facelift which continues the process from last year, along with the new Matrix-LED headlight system, new, downsized engines and 19-inch alloy wheels for that extra classy appearance.
Audi A8 2017 Interior
The 2017 Audi A8 is expected to deliver all the luxury and style one could expect from an Audi: plenty of space on the inside, loads of high-tech gadgetry and all the pampering extras you could possibly want.
The 2017 Audi A8 comes equipped with leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, a state-of-the-art navigation system, a 14-speaker, 630-watt Bose Radio Surround Sound System, front and rear parking sensors, Bluetooth connectivity, a rear camera for assisted parking, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a lot of sensors which are supposed to effectively give the driver a 360-degree field of vision. And this is only the beginning. The new interior systems will include a long-range radar, front cams and laser scanners, a medium-range radar in the rear and ultra-sonic sensors on both sides.
Audi A8 Engine and Transmission
The 2017 Audi A8 engine is expected to be fuel-efficient, as well as powerful, reaching 60 mph in under seven seconds. The engine is a brand new V6 TDI with 286 hp (210 kW) and 620 Nm (458 lb-ft) of torque, for starters. The new, revised W12 engine should deliver 585 hp (430 kW) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque. That means 85 hp and 175 Nm more than what the old engine could pull off. A plug-in hybrid version is also planned, using a V6 turbo gasoline and an electric motor. All those engines are to be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The new A8 is probably going to set some new standards for its class. A myriad of gadgets and high-tech upgrades, along with the standard Quattro all-wheel-drive and a wide range of powerful, fuel-efficient motors, (not to mention the Audi brand) are expected to make the 2017 A8 a highly tempting option for any prospective clients looking for luxury sedans.
2017 Audi A8 Release Date
2017 Audi A8 was original to be available by the end of 2016. However, due to production delays, the release date has been shifted to early 2017, but this is far from final, as there may be other delays.
2017 Audi A8 Price
The price of 2017 Audi A8 has not been made public, although it is expected to be within $70,000 to $80,000 range, depending on the additional equipment as well as the currency exchange rates.