Audi has unveiled the new A8 flagship, an evolution of the previous model which features a more dynamic and sculptural look combined with a number of advanced technologies for the driver assist, safety and infotainment systems. It will go on sale in early 2010.
The world premiere of the new Audi A8 took place at the Design Miami event, and was followed by the release of the official information and images on the new flagship.
The exterior design appears to be an evolution of the previous model.
The general dimensions have increased, while the smooth and clean design has been made more muscular and dynamic with the introduction of a dominant side character line and other styling cues borrowed from the brand's new design language.
Like the R8, the new A8 hasalso full LED headlights and tail lights
Another feature of the A8 flagship is the aluminum Audi Space Frame (ASF), which in this latest evolution includes many high-strength components which have contributed to increase the torsional stiffnes by 25%.
Great attention was paid to aerodynamics, with a resulting drag coefficient of 0.26.
At launch the new A8 will be available with two engines, a 4.2 FSI with 273 kW (372 hp) and a 4.2 TDI with 258 kW (350 hp). They will be followed by a 3.0 TDI with 184 kW (250 hp) and by another variant with 150 kW (204 hp) and front-wheel drive which will have an average fuel consumption of only 6.0 liters per 100 km (39.20 US mpg).
The new A8 will arrive at dealerships in early 2010.
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