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It picks up a lot from the A8.

It goes on sale in Germany next February.

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.

Dieselgate investigators stumble upon this

Dieselgate investigators stumble upon this.

But don't get too excited just yet.

Consider this a milestone, but not the future.

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

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

It's slated for debut in July.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

New, semi-autonomous A8 confirmed for 2017.

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

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.

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.

Audi blends more screens into Virtual Cockpit to create Virtual Dashboard, its next interior concept. Watch for it in new models soon.

3.0L TDI Models Being Held At Dealers

Following Porsche's stop-sale of the Cayenne Diesel, Audi is holding all of its models equipped with the 3.0-liter TDI V6.

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.

Audi rolls out the new S8 Plus in its home market, upgrading on the existing S8 with 605 hp, up to 553 lb-ft of torque, a 3.8-second 0-62 time, and a top speed of 190 mph.

Audi has hustled its latest RS7 Piloted Driving prototype around Sonoma Raceway in just over two minutes, confirming in the process that the autonomous tech will feature in the next A8.

A report in Autoweek says public adoption of autonomous technology in vehicles will continue with the next-generation A8, which will be able to navigate on its own up to 37 mph, make its way through traffic, find a parking spot and park itself.

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