The new Audi A8 epitomizes Vorsprung durch Technik. The top-of-the-range sedan captivates with a light, dynamic feel both in its design and its ride properties. It’s a brilliant symbiosis of sportiness and comfort.

Bernd Zerelles (copy) & Holger Wild (photos)


Sporty Prestige

Beside the optional Suzuka Gray metalic varnish and the alloy wheels the Audi exclusive customization program also offers five unique wood inlays and nine different leather colors for the new Audi A8.

Audi precision: The corner radius used in forming the body panels of the new Audi A8 is just 2.5 millimeters. The average standard in the auto industry is eight millimeters.




7HD is the Audi internal order code of the new extended leather package boasting not just leather-covered instrument panel top side, center console and airbag cover, but also leather-covered door armrests.



The new Audi A8 points to the future. It not only ushers in a new design era on the exterior but also offers intuitive controls with haptic feedback on the inside.


Audi A8 customers can choose from twelve different exterior colors (pictured here: Terra Gray). Three of them are completely new to Audi: Terra Gray, Vesuvius Gray and Seville Red.



The interior door handle has to be raised by a mere two millimeters—the lightest tap of a finger—to open a door in the Audi A8.



Dynamism, prestige, quality—the flagship Audi A8 stands out among top-of-the-range sedans for its strong personality. High levels of customization create space for a unique driving experience with feel-good factor. As a technological showcase, the Audi A8 is seamlessly connected with its surroundings.





All of the new Audi A8’s engine versions are fitted as standard with quattro permanent all-wheel drive—for supreme driving ­enjoyment in any weather on any surface.


The massage function features 16 pneumatic triple pillows with three intensity levels on the driver and front passenger seats (optional), and as many as 18 on the seats in the rear. Seven different massage programs can be selected.



Thanks to enhanced elbow room compared with its ­predecessor (1,581 mm), the new Audi A8 offers one of the largest interiors in the top-of-the-range car class.

The luminous intensity of the laser spot in the optional HD Matrix LED headlights with Audi laser light is ten times brighter than on conventional headlights. This means the laser spot combines maximum luminous power with excellent energy efficiency.




A significantly more spacious feel coupled with highly dynamic quattro handling deliver ­outstanding premium-class comfort.