Audi confirmed that the company will be unveiling a lighter and more powerful version of the A8 at the upcoming Frankfurt auto show.
Based on the information provided by the German carmaker, the company’s move to unveil the new version of the A8 is expected to place Audi side by side with the other innovation leaders in the automobile market’s luxury class.
In addition to that, Audi revealed that the upcoming version of the A8 is mounted on a shorter wheelbase and has an estimated curb weight of 4,034 lbs. The carmaker also highlighted that the upcoming A8’s body was mostly made of aluminum and only weighs about 509 lbs. Given these characteristics, Audi expects that the A8 will emerge as one of the best all-wheel models in its class.
Aside from that, Audi has also explained that when the A8 hits the market, this will be sold with four engine options, two diesel and two gasoline engines. The first engine option according to the carmaker is the 3.0-liter supercharged TFSI V6 which is capable of producing a maximum power output of up to 310 horsepower.
The second option would be the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged TFSI V8 engine which is good for 435 horsepower. The diesel engine lineup for the upcoming A8 on the other hand will be composed of the 3.0-liter TDI which is good for 258 horsepower and the 4.2-liter TDI diesel engine which generated up to 385 horsepower. Audi has also stressed that aside from the said engine options, the company might also an A8 version which is powered by a 6.3-liter W12 engine which generates up to 500 horsepower and this will be sold in the US automobile market.
Compared to the current models of the A8, the upcoming version will be flaunting a more sculptured hood and a more aggressive styling. In addition to that, the upcoming version of the A8 will be offered with the optional Matrix LED technology headlights. The said headlights are equipped with the high-beam function that uses 25 individual light-emitting diodes for every unit. These LEDS could also be switched on or off or deemed depending on the lighting needs of the environment where the vehicle is driven.