2019 Audi A8 Teased Before July 11 Reveal

2019 Audi A8 Teased Before July 11 Reveal

Audi has revealed that the all-new A8 will be arriving on July 11 at an event in Barcelona, Spain. 

This car will launch an entirely new design era for Audi along with a fresh direction for the brand which includes connectivity features, electrified drivetrains, and self-driving cars. According to the German brand, it is becoming a premium digital car company and is working to reinvent urban mobility.

One of the A8’s features is already on display in the new teaser video released by Audi, showing the car’s self-parking feature. Besides that, expect the A8 to have semi-autonomous capabilities while driving on the road.

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Based on the new MLB Evo platform, the A8 should be a good deal lighter than its predecessor along with being stiffer thanks to new-age materials like carbon fiber and magnesium.

For its launch, expect the engine lineup to resemble the current A8, which includes a range of gasoline and diesel engines. But to take advantage of the MLB Evo platform, the German automaker will eventually add a plug-in hybrid version to the lineup.

Watch for all the details on July 11.

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  • Lambo9871

    I would let the 3rd gen stay for 10 years 4th gen 2020.

  • TransWarpDrive

    If I recall correctly, the current A8 is the “sister ship” of VW’s Phaeton – in other words, they share the same basic body, engine & drivetrain layout. Does this redesign mean VW-Audi’s doing away with the Phaeton? Is the new A8 going to be its own vehicle, not sharing anything with a similar VW car?

  • accolade

    The Audi A8 never shared a body frame with the VW Phaeton. Don’t know who told you that it did but they were wrong.

  • TransWarpDrive

    Excuse me, but I read it in practically EVERY magazine and on-line article about the two cars. They were both built in that “Glass Factory” VW owns in Dresden, Germany, and they DO share the same body/frame. They were designed at the same time.

  • accolade

    Look it up if you don’t believe me. You must have read a magazine opinion piece the A8 never shared a body frame with the Phaeton this is documented online.

  • TransWarpDrive

    I looked it up, and you’re right – the only thing Phaeton & Audi’s A8 shared was the powertrain – engines & transmission. I’d completely forgotten that the A8 has an aluminum body, while the Phaeton’s is built of steel. For some reason, the sharing of the powertrain led me to believe the two cars also shared the same body and chassis. I was wrong; they obviously don’t.
    I stand corrected and apologize.