• Aug 30th 2007 at 4:56PM
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A couple of weeks ago we reported about the updates Audi was planning for its A8 lineup. Things like the addition of the 2.8L FSI six-cylinder that will be offered (in Europe, at least), more direct steering and a revised air suspension should make the '08 A8 even closer to perfection. Audi is also adding new safety features, like a side-assist system that will alert drivers when a vehicle is in the sedan's blind spots and a lane departure warning system that will keep an eye on lane markers and alert the driver with a vibration in the steering wheel should he or she begin to go astray. Finally, the car is said to quieter than the 2007 edition.

Visually, Audi has updated the single-frame grille, incorporated new lighting in back, added new wheel styles, put turn indicators on the outside mirrors, and will offer a number of new paint finishes. New interior colors and inlays are also on tap. In short, Audi's taking a good thing and making it better. And now we have word that most of those changes will make their way into the freshened S8 as well. With photos and info from Fourtitude, we see an updated S8 that will most likely debut in Frankfurt next month sporting some refined styling touches inside and out as well. Check out the gallery.

[Source: Fourtitude]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      So it looks like every other Audi sedan, but larger. Ah. So plain jane.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Gag. Looks like a 50's Buick in the front.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Audi needs to do something completely new.They just keep doing variations of the same A8 design.They'll change the grille or put a crease here or there.Maybe the headlights/tailights are a little different,but it seems to me I've seen Mercedes do 3 new completely different S class generations in the meantime.
        • 8 Years Ago
        And 2 of the 3 Mercedes S Classes are ugly. I will say that their newest one is very nice though and I like the big fenders very much.

        Audi is releasing an all new A8 for the 2010 model year that we will see in late 2009. All this article refers to is a simple refreshing for the this model since it came out in 2003. Germans have 7 year model lives which are much appreciated when spending $80k or more, you just don't want to have an old car after 3 - 5 years.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Good golly. How big are those wheels?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looking forward to 2010.Audi needs another breakaway design like the 5000(100 europe) was in the eigthies.
      • 8 Years Ago
      AUTOMOTIVE PERFECTION
        • 8 Years Ago
        SAME HERE~
        • 8 Years Ago
        YUP, I couldn't agree more!
        • 8 Years Ago
        Agreed - The S8 is my personal dream luxury sedan ~ Well, unless that monster RS6 makes it over here...

      • 8 Years Ago
      Please Audi, don't spoil this car like you did the a4.
      Beautiful inside and out.
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