Audi has launched a teaser video of the 2018 Audi A8 that reveals the interior and exterior details of the car. The next gen Audi A8 will be showcased on 11 July 2017 at the Audi Summit in Barcelona. Before that, we will get to see the redesigned model in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ that will be released in the USA on 7 July 2017.
The 2018 Audi A8 will provide Level 3 automated driving function in traffic jams at speeds up to 60 km/h. Its Traffic Jam Pilot function uses a central driver assistance controller or zFAS, with NVIDIA hardware and software- lets the car to autonomously handle steering, throttle and braking given some conditions are met. The driver will have the option to take over full control of vehicle at times.
The fourth gen Audi A8 will debut the MIB2+. The Tegra K1 processor is MIB2+’ core, which makes new functions possible and has the level of computing power required to support several high-resolution displays- including the second gen Audi virtual cockpit. Remote parking pilot feature will let the driver to leave the parking function to the car via a smartphone app or even the key fob probably.
As expected, the 2018 Audi has got an evolutionary design with more aggression and angularity at the front and sheer elegance at the rear. Sleek OLED headlamps flank the new single frame grille with daytime running lights. For the air inlets, a C-shaped space is given on the outer ends. These features together give an angry look to the car.
The teaser also gives a quick look of the interior. A new two-spoke steering wheel with large frames on both sides, inspired by that of the Audi prologue concept series, has replaced the standard three-spoke steering wheel. The second gen Audi virtual cockpit fully digital instrument panel debuts in the luxury car. The steering wheel frames, steering stalks, door panels and dashboard all have creases and sharp cuts, balancing perfectly with the exterior of the car.
Based on the MLB Evo platform, in the next gen Audi A8 mild-hybrid tech will be standard. It will have a front-mounted camera, which will be responsible for starting the engine and accelerating it as soon as the vehicle in front starts moving. Using this advanced mild-hybrid tech, the car can even coast, with its engine shut, at speeds between 55 km/h and 160 km/h for up to 40 seconds.
Audi is expected to offer the revamped A8 with turbocharged V6, V8 and W12 engines. A plug-in hybrid option is a given.
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