2017 Audi A8 is the pinnacle of German uber luxury sedans, with an understated yet impressive design. It’s beautiful inside, too, but the A8 can be athletic when the road gets twisty. Indeed, the A8 took the long road in becoming a legitimate competitor for the full-size sedans from Mercedes-Benz and BMW. But It’s a real player in the segment now competing happily at virtually every level and even winning some of the categories along the way.
2017 Audi A8 Exterior and Interior Design
With the 2017 Audi A8, Audi’s fielded a sedan with arguably less compelling looks than its own lissome A7 hatchback. But the job of a German full-size four-door isn’t to draw stares, it’s to avert gazes. Believe it or not, the brand’s trademark Singleframe grille has gotten smaller. The headlights feature a new, less aggressive contour and customers get their choice of xenon, LED or Matrix LED headlights. The performance oriented A8 is distinguished by wide quad tailpipes, 21 inch wheels, new side sills and rear diffusor. The taillights are restyled as well, they’re now connected by a horizontal strip of chrome.
Step inside 2017 Audi A8 consist 5 passenger cabin and you might think you’re in a private jet. The cockpit’s lavish in a restrained way, with hides and wood and aluminum and even carbon fiber laid side by side, radiantly and so carefully, the sueded headliner takes some time to pick up. Above are two tiers of knobs, buttons and a touch pad to control climate, audio and navigation functions. All are mostly simple to operate.
2017 Audi A8 Release Date and Price
The A8 is set to be revealed July 2017 and should go on sale later on in 2017. The base model is expected to be priced from $82,500, while high-performance S8 models to be priced than $91,500.
2017 Audi A8 Powertrain and Performance
Three gasoline engines and one diesel are available for the 2017 Audi A8, all connected to a smooth 8 speed automatic transmission. First, powering the 2017 A8 3.0T is a supercharged 3.0 liter V6 engine that produces 333 horsepower and 325 pound feet of torque that drives all four wheels through an all wheel drive system. This model reached 60 mph in a short 5.3 seconds. Second, the diesel powered A8 TDI utilizes a turbocharged 3.0 liter V6 that’s good for 240 hp and 428 lb ft of torque. There will also be a 4.0T models receive a turbocharged 4.0 liter V8 engine that makes 435 hp and 444 lb ft of torque. In testing, the A8 4.0T sprinted to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds. The EPA’s fuel economy estimates for the A8 vary depending on which engine you opt for, but the 3.0 liter V6 gets an estimate of 22 mpg combined, 2017 Audi A8.