2016 Audi A8 Redesign, Specifications and Release Date

The 2016 Audi A8 has been confirmed for production in late 2016 by Ulrich Hackenberg, head of research and development at Volkswagen and Audi, at the 2015 CES. Audi introduces the smart autonomous car driving on its own from Palo Alto to Las Vegas (of course with a driver just in case). From what we learned, the 2016 A8 will not initially be offered at the U.S. market but it will be available outside the U.S.

2016 Audi A8 at The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

Ulrich Hackenberg, VW and Audi’s head of R&D, reiterated Monday at CES that an autonomous A8 will go on sale “…by the end of 2016.”

“We are very close to production,” Hackenberg said. “We will be on the market with larger of A8 end of next year.”


As coming for a premium sedan car, it is a must for this car to have a great look as for the exterior body. As for the body, some people claimed that this newest A8 look combines the British elegance, sportiness of Italian, and also German Solidity. Different from its previous generation, this 2016 Audi A8 is rumored to have a better aerodynamic body design for better performance of this car. In addition, this thing is also supported through its lighter body material that is made from the combination of aluminum and carbon fiber.

2016 Audi A8 Rear View at 2014 LA Auto Show


2016 Audi A8 within the cottage, there will be complete of newest advancement and technological innovation for the program functions. It is revealed that the car will display off their functions contains the program around the internal to their lovers in Customer Electronic devices Show, Las Vegas. Not only that, but the car is also available with the assistance of innovative self-parking to be able to help you if you are not too much good vehicle parking your car. The car is also finished with visitors jam assistance strategy so that it could provide you with the secure generating when you stimulate visitors jam assistance program. All functions within the internal are a long record. It is finished with 2 mouth receptors, eight ultrasound receptors to help you research the situation of the car.

2016 Audi A8 Interior View


his model comes powered with recognizable 4.0-liter twin turbo petrol engine that will have an output of 605 hp and even 515 lb-ft (700 kW). Its fuel economy will be estimated at 29.5 mpg (8,6 l/ 100 km) combined drive. The high efficiency of the powertrain provides an electrical system of 48 V (regular cars have a 12 V). This system pushes the car into the category of mild hybrids. Although it weighs nearly two tons new Audi A8 2016 with the this drive unit accelerates to 100 km / h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds. Also, 6.3-liter W12 engine with an output of 570 hp and 310 lb-ft (421 kW) will be available.

Of course for the European market, the most interesting are diesel powertrains. It is not yet known which diesel engines will run the new A8. However, there is a possibility that customers will have a choice of no less than three different diesel powertrain. These units will be 3.0 liter V6 TDI engine with 275 hp, 4.0 liter V8 TDI engine with 414 hp and 5.0 liter V10 TDI engine with 507 hp. All Audi A8 2016 engines are mated to an eight-speed tiptronic transmission that power and torque transmitted to all four wheels.

2016 Audi A8 Release Date and Price

Just like what we have mentioned before, the 2016 Audi A8 will go for production in late 2016 and sales will be outside the U.S. at first. Expect the its arrival at the U.S. in a year later after the initial release. Pricing information is still scarce at the moment. Keep coming back here for more updates in the future.

One Response to 2016 Audi A8 Redesign, Specifications and Release Date

  1. Dan Maker says:

    If I read your article correctly, the 2016 A8 won’t be available in the US until sometime in 2017. Is that correct? Thanks.

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