2017 Audi A8 Redesign, Engine Specs

The upcoming 2017 Audi A8 is a second generation model endowed with exceptional refinement and extensive redesign on all fronts which will remain competitive among other luxury sedans. Some of the featured redesigns include an impeccable interior and exterior to give it an athletic character, high-tech features, and powerful & fuel-efficient engine. However, much competition is expected from the Mercedes, Porsche, BMW, and Bentley.

2017 Audi A8 Front

2017 Audi A8 – Body and Design:

The new 2017 Audi A8 will be made on MLB Evo platform which also underpins the new A4 and Q7 models, leading to a huge overall weight reduction. This will be made possible since it will be hooked up with a whole new design compared to the outgoing model. Some of the notable modifications will feature a modified grill with chrome accents, redesigned LED headlights, redesigned bumpers and a panoramic sunroof.

Its body will be built on an all-aluminum physique, which will be a mix of high-strength steel and other lightweight materials, with its chassis also redesigned with aluminum hence leading to overall weight reduction. This new design is more aggressive with modern appearance while still retaining the “Audi” elegance. The new model will be available in seven color schemes, which include the Brilliant Black, Florett Silver Metallic, Oolong Grey Metallic, Cuvee Silver Metallic, Ibis White, Glacier White Metallic and Moonlight Blue Metallic.

Interior Design:

The interior is done to perfection and utmost luxury, with impeccable overall cabin styling with some doses of sportiness. The seats will be power adjustable, heated and ventilated, and well placed for adequate leg and head room for passengers with the steering wheel wrapped in leather. The interior is also featured with a black color trim with attractive contrast stitching giving the interior a relaxing feel.

Other key components incorporated include a large touch screen mounted on the center of the dashboard to control the vehicles upgraded infotainment system, a LCD screen, connectivity features like wireless Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB ports and Smartphone integration, automatic climate control, a rear view camera and state of the art entertainment system which will feature premium surround sound system with lots of speakers.

Some of the integrated safety features of 2017 Audi A8 will be a front collision warning and mitigation, ABS, traction and stability control, safety belts, a 360-degree rear camera, airbags, parking sensors, lane departure warning and cruise control.

2017 Audi A8 interior

2017 Audi A8  – Engine Specs and Performance:

Under the hood, the new 2017 Audi A8 will be powered by new engine options. The base models will be powered by a 3,0 liter supercharged V6 engine with 333 hp and 326 lb-ft of torque, which is an increase of 17 hp from the outgoing model. It will also receive the 8-speed automatic transmission system as the default system that drives all the four wheels with the ability to attain 60 mph in a superb 5,3 seconds.

The second options will be a 4,0 liter V8 engine with an output of 450 hp and 444 lb-ft of torque, with an EPA fuel economy rating of 18/29/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined. The third engine will have a 500 hp 6,3 liter W12. They will all be connected to a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission system sending power to all the wheels.

2017 Audi A8 side

2017 Audi A8 – Price and Expected Release Date:

The new 2017 Audi A8 is expected to be released in the last quarter of 2016, or otherwise early 2017 although the official date is not yet announced by the automaker. The base model’s price is approximated at $ 83,000.