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Audi A8 ultra-luxury model confirmed, next generation may be all-electric

Audi is coming for Mercedes-Maybach

Audi is coming for Mercedes-Maybach.

Audi might bring back historic Horch name as Maybach rival

A Horch A8 would have a V8 or the Bentley W12

Audi is reportedly planning to use the historic Horch name on top-of-the line A8 models.

2019 Audi A8 starts at $84,795 with a turbocharged V6

It goes on sale this fall, and a V8 comes next year

It goes on sale this fall, and a V8 comes next year.

Audi A8 last to run with the W12 engine

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-tur

Spy Shots
2018 Audi A8 caught without camo

It's slated for debut in July.

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

Spy Shots
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 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.

Audi stretches the A8L even more for one special European buyer

It also has six doors, one for each passenger.

Audi built a one-off A8L Extended for a European buyer, which has six doors and can seat six passengers.

2016 Audi A8 L 4.0T Sport bridges the gap to S8

Audi has given its flagship sedan a bit of a performance upgrade in the form of the new A8 L 4.0T Sport, now producing 450 horsepower to better bridge the gap to the full-on S8.

Refreshed 2015 Audi A8 starts at $77,400*

Audi definitely made the US wait for the refreshed 2015 A8 and S8. The updated models were first unveiled last summer, but it has taken until June for the revised flagship sedan to reach dealers here.

Audi reveals new beefed-up A8 L Security

Audi claims is the lightest armored vehicle of its kind.

A8 Audi Exclusive Concept shows off brand's interior chops

It's an envious position to be in, not wanting a normal Audi A8 but not wanting to make the statement that comes with a Bentley or a Rolls-Royce. What's an oligarch to do? Well, if you have the funds, consider the A8 Audi Exclusive Concept (yes, that's the actual name), a modified A8L W12 that's

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 Noah Joseph

Quick Spin
2015 Audi A8 Quick Spin

Standing Tall In The Long Shadow Of The S-Class

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 weakness for the Matt Davis

1,682 miles in a 2014 Audi A8 L TDI - Part 2

Interruptions like the Canadian Grand Prix, Le Mans, Pikes Peak, that ridiculous Porsche 911 GT3 and the really good, real

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 luxur

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