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Oddball engine will retain one exclusive use case

After 17 years on the market, Audi has sounded the death knell on the A8 W12. Audi R&D honcho Peter Mertens — the same exec who suggested the end of the R8 — told Car and Driver at the Geneva Motor Show that the new 2019 A8 "is going to be the last installation" of the 6.0-liter 12-cylinder. That won't affect our market since the Audi retired the W12 here after 2017, and the engine won't reappear in the 2019 model. Our top end will be the A8 60 with a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 mak

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It picks up a lot from the A8.

It goes on sale in Germany next February.

First Drive

Serene refinement that parks itself impeccably — and lifts itself up for a pothole or a crash

There may be mad tech under their skin, but the A8s on our media drive weren't equipped with some key 'AI' components like Traffic Jam Pilot.

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Dieselgate investigators stumble upon this

Dieselgate investigators stumble upon this.

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But don't get too excited just yet.

Consider this a milestone, but not the future.

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The launch of the all-new A8 is part of Audi's move into what it calls a premium digital car company.

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The movie is out on June 28, the car's debut is July 11.

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Spy Shots

It's slated for debut in July.

The biggest differences are the ones you can't see.

CES

The latest self-driving Audi is a Q7 prototype with NVIDIA brains.

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US District Court Judge Charles Breyer still needs to sign off.

Certain VW Touareg, Porsche Cayenne, and Audi A6, A7, A8, Q5, and Q7 models are affected.

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Once the imposing chariot of a high-roller, now just scrap metal.

With a price tag starting at close to 70 grand, the 2001 A8 L was a plutocrats-only luxu-sled.

Spy Shots

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.

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New, semi-autonomous A8 confirmed for 2017.

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler dropped two big bombshells at the company's Annual General Meeting.

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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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