The Audi A8 and Audi S8 have both become the highest end sedans from one of the premier luxury car manufacturers in the world, and with each new release, the expectations supersede the one before it. Audi has taken a stance of introducing some of the most innovative automobiles each and every year, and we’re hearing more of the same is on the way. With early rumours coming in on the 2018 Audi A8 and 2018 S8, it’s nearly impossible to not get excited despite the reality being so far away.
The 2018 Audi A8 and S8 will once again be introduced in markets worldwide, and despite there being so much time until the official unveiling we have the latest details. We’re hearing huge improvements are in store for both models which will give consumers plenty of upscale options to choose from. With the A8 L, A8 L W12, and S8 Plus looking to make their mark once again, it’s time to disclose all the reasons why.
The following preview of the upcoming 2018 Audi A8 and 2018 Audi S8 specs, features, price, and release date takes it up close and personal.
2018 Audi A8 and 2018 Audi S8 Specs and Features
We’re being teased on the distinguished specs and features of both the 2018 A8 and 2018 S8. From what we’ve heard so far, consumers looking for a truly luxury, innovative, and unique sedan will get just that. Some of the biggest improvements over the 2017 models will include more trunk space, better steering, intuitive shifter function, and better 360-degree visibility.
Some of the most notable optional and standard features of both include a high definition touchscreen display, 3D overlay navigation, backup camera with a wide viewing angle. Audi Connect, Android Auto, Siri support, hands-free calling, Bluetooth connectivity, smartphone integration with music streaming, 3rd party app support, AWD, premium interior trim package, ambient lighting, LED lighting, and an adjustable drive mode just to name a few. We’ll also see all of the top safety features you would expect from a sedan in its class including crash avoidance, lane change assist, park assist, and much more.
The 2018 Audi S8 will be the performance-based model and will feature a more powerful, and a twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The S8 will have a slightly sportier look than the A8, and will also feature a premium Bang & Olufsen audio system.
Rumours on the 2018 Audi A8 engine specs includes a V6, V8, and W12 engine which will boast 6.3 litres and at least 500-hp. The S8 will feature a very modest 4.0 litre V8 with a 520 and at least a 600-hp engine option. Both models are expected to feature an 8-speed automatic transmission with a selectable auto-manual option. The estimated gas mileage of the A8 will come in at 15-25MPG/city and 23-38PG/highway while the S8 will get you about 17MPG/city and up to 28MPG/highway.
2018 Audi A8 and 2018 Audi S8 Price and Release Date
The launch price of both the 2018 A8 and S8 will be just what you would expect from two of the most prestigious luxury cars upcoming. The A8 will be slightly less than the S8, but both are expected to come in around $100,000. Below, we have all the details on the upcoming A8 L, A8 L W12, and S8 Plus.
|2018 Audi A8 L Price||Starting at $81,900|
|2018 Audi A8 L W12||Starting at $138,600|
|2018 Audi S8 Plus||Starting at $116,000|
The Audi A8 and S8 release date are both expected to come just before the 2017 holiday season in Europe. The launch for the US, Canada, and Asia won’t come until early 2018 with the official word not coming until the unveiling in the spring or summer of 2017.
With surer to come, we’ll continue to update this review on the new 2018 Audi A8 and 2018 Audi S8 specs, features, price, and release date including all rumours and confirmations.