These large-footprint premium sedans have very outspoken fan clubs, for at this scale a company's design logic is laid out big on the table for all to dissect. Speaking for myself, I am an Audi A8/Volkswagen Phaeton kind of person. I absolutely enjoy the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class and have a certain…

2017 Audi A8 - 4dr All-wheel Drive quattro LWB Sedan (L 3.0T)
4dr All-wheel Drive quattro LWB Sedan (L 3.0T)
3.0L V-6
19 City / 29 HWY
2017 Audi A8 - 4dr All-wheel Drive quattro LWB Sedan (L 4.0T Sport)
4dr All-wheel Drive quattro LWB Sedan (L 4.0T Sport)
4.0L V-8
18 City / 29 HWY
2018 Audi A8 spied with light camo, lots of Prologue touches

The swirly tape leaves little to the imagination.

The next Audi A8 will debut in 2017 wearing design details cribbed from the slinky Prologue concept from 2014.
Audi CEO announces new electrified car each year starting in 2018

New, semi-autonomous A8 confirmed for 2017.

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler dropped two big bombshells at the company's Annual General Meeting.
Audi A8 could spawn Mercedes-Maybach S600 rival

Next-gen A8 to feature Level 3 autonomous capability.

Audi is "thinking about" a rival to the longer, ultra-luxurious Mercedes-Maybach S600, saying there "could be a business case" for such a range-topper.

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2015 Audi A8 rises to meet the challenge [w/video]

It's turnover time in the extra large premium sedan segment. With Mercedes having stuffed HAL 9000 in its new S-Class, other luxury marques are quickly updating their own super sleds to keep up with this persistent march of technology. While far from a full redesign, the Audi A8 has changed enough for 2015 in terms of styling, powertrains and new technology to keep it in the conversation.
2015 Audi S8
We take a spin in Audi's refreshed 2015 S8 to see if it's still at the top of the luxury/sport flagship class.
2015 Audi A8 Quick Spin
The 2015 Audi A8 has been updated on the outside with new design tweaks, as well as on the inside with new technologies for improved safety and fuel efficiency.
1,682 miles in a 2014 Audi A8 L TDI - Part 1
A road-trip review of the 2014 Audi A8 L TDI.
Audi also calling in A8, S8 over sunroof issue

The S6 and S7 (apparently prone to potential fuel leaks) aren't the only Audis being recalled currently, as a separate recall notice has been issued for its flagship A8 luxury sedan and its high-performance counterpart, the S8.