The new 2018 Audi A8 will be a part of the company’s plan to develop better performance and production with the MLB Evo platform. Audi has taken a step by step process to change their cars, with the purpose to make those rides more efficient, more comfortable, and also better when driven. They started with changes with Q7, followed by the A4. And now, they are focusing on the A8 with the new platform.
2018 Audi A8 and MLB Evo
The platform will still be using the aluminum construction with front engine mounted longitudinal arrangement. However, Audi and VW are working together to reinforce the chassis rigidity and result in the lighter vehicle. Sure, the current A8 model is already using the aluminum construction but it is expected that the new 2018 Audi A8 will be coming with ever lighter construction – reducing up to 400 pounds of the ride.
Price and Release Date
According to Audi, their new A8 should be coming with the similar price tag as the current A8 – even when there is a change, it won’t be that much. But if Audi is going to release the limited edition for the A8, the price may be over $200,000. With the new construction and platform, it is expected that a serious weight reduction is on its way, creating a better driving platform and performance for Audi lovers. Not to mention that there will be significant changes on the outside as well as the inside – along with the new engine arrangement. Audi plans to make the A8 worthy to compete with the Maybach S600 although they haven’t mentioned any details.
It seems that the new 2018 A8 won’t be a new creation but rather the development of the previous models. The front side looks like the one used for the Prologue. There are also LED individual taillights that are similar to the Q7 design. Mind you, though, that the new look will be somewhat more aggressive, thanks to the recessed headlights and 3D hexagonal grille.
For the cabin, you can expect newer features and technologies with true autonomous driving technology – you can expect the ride to accelerate, steer, and brake automatically. The technology is pretty handy to automatically avoid certain road situations.
For the standard engine in Europe, expect inline 4 turbocharged engine with 2.0 liter capacity. For the US market, this 2018 Audi A8 will be coming with petrol V6 twin turbocharged engine with 3.0 liter capacity, delivering 350 hp of power.