The upcoming Audi A8 2017 is arriving in a big way; it will offer new styling direction, progressive new technology and electric turbocharged engines which are confirmed for next-gen Audi A8 2017. The current third generation started in 2009 and the next gen is expected to appear as a 2017 year model with mild hybrid technology. Based on the information given by Audi official, the new vehicle will feature a 48v electrical system; which is similar to the one found on the new Audi Q7. Another thing shared will be an electrically-powered compressor which will boost low down response. This new ‘electric turbo’ technology is intended to work in both hybrid and non-hybrid models. All of this tell us that after the debut of the non-plig.in mild hybrid, a plug in version will follow.
Audi A8 2017 Interior
Audi A8 2017 will offer all of the bells and whistles found in Audi’s arsenal, from piloted driving autonomous car tech to gesture control, to organic LED lighting. The new Audi A8 2017 will also be the first vehicle within the Audi lineup that will feature the brand’s new design language, initially introduced via Audi Prologue concept at the last year’s LA Auto Show. Before continuing with the tech features, let us mention that nothing less than flawless or luxurious is expected, all of that infused with a dose of sportiness. All of the five passengers will enjoy comfortable seats upholstered in Valcona leather. Seats will be heated, ventilated and power adjustable. Large touchscreen is placed in the center of the dashboard and infotainment system will support gesture control, USB, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity and many more. But that is not so unusual, what is revolutionary is piloted driving tech. Consisting of long-range radar sensors, 12 ultrasonic sensors, laser scanners and hi-resolution video cameras which continuously monitor the car’s environment. The system will also be able to guide a car securely through traffic jams, at up to speeds of 37mph.
2017 Audi A8 Exterior
2017 Audi A8 will bring a whole new look (as much as a look coming from a German automaker can be called new). It will be the first model within the lineup that will feature the new design language, showcased on the Prologue concept vehicle. Main traits include bolder styling, overstated proportions and a new take on the trademark wide-mouthed grille. The new 2017 Audi A8 will be based on the MLB Evo platform that is currently in use by new A5 and Q7 models. The new platform will enable weight reduction.
Audi A8 Engine
Powerplant options found under the hood of the Audi A8 2017 will consist from current and new engine options. It is expected that the base models will be offered with a 3.0 liter supercharged V6 engine. In addition to that one there will be a 2.0 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, a 4.0 liter V8 and a diesel option in a form of 3.0 liter V6 engine. Top trims will offer a 6.3 liter W12 engine. All of the models will be combined with ZF 8-speed automatic.
Audi A8 2017 Release date and price
Official prices for new Audi A8 2017 haven’t been released jet, but it is expected that the base price will begin at $70,000. Release is expected to happen in the last quarter of 2016.
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