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SPIED! 2018 Audi A8 Spy Pics & Info

Discussion in 'Audi A8/S8' started by tristatez28lt1, May 21, 2014.

  1. emet

    emet Member

    The new A8 may look good overall but... (again) that huuuuuuuge front overhang :/
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    • Merc1

      Merc1 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

      FWD proportions at their worst.

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      • Rolf

        Rolf Well-Known Member

        I think the A3 sedan also looks great at least that doesn't have long front overhang
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        • tristatez28lt1

          tristatez28lt1 Well-Known Member

        • BMW3GT

          BMW3GT Member

          It think the render ist pretty close, but if the upcoming A8 D5 looks like this it is still to "normal" for me.
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          • CCCC

            CCCC New Member

            I partly agree with that. The car looks too normal in the sense of missing its own character/A8 character which the D2 and D3 did have. Plus it bothers me that they removed these lines:


            This gave the car some originality and an A8 charateristic imo.
          • klier

            klier Member

            ^ Those lines were ok on the D3, but looked very poor on the D4.

            But then again, the whole D3 looks better than the D4.
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            • Star&Car

              Star&Car Well-Known Member

              The D3 is timeless.
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              • klier

                klier Member

                And to be more specific: the one without the single frame grille

                But the proportions are not nice, sadly. The wheels should have been much further apart.
              • hannaz

                hannaz Well-Known Member

                Next Generation Audi A8 Rendering


                Audi is developing next generation of A8. Niceecars published a rendering of new Audi A8 based on Prologue Concept which was revealed couple of years ago. The new A8 is based on MLB Evo Platform which underpin lots of other models from Audi family. The A8 is a key model for Audi as it debut new design direction of company. The interior will be packed with lots of new generation technologies like updated MMI system, virtual cockpit display and autonomous driving to name few. The A8 will be powered by a wide vareity of petrol and diesel engines along with plug-in hybrid variants. Audi will debut next generation A8 at 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

                Flywheel - http://bit.ly/2lRB2Gg
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                • Serpens

                  Serpens Active Member

                  That provided no new information and an outdated rendering. :)
                • Merc1

                  Merc1 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

                  And it won't look that good either.

                • rs271

                  rs271 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

                  2019 Audi S8 heats up a cold Arctic day in new spy shots
                  The super sedan is expected to receive Porsche Panamera Turbo power.

                  Pretty much a supercar disguised as a fullsize luxury sedan, the next-generation Audi S8 was spotted for the first time towards the end of September 2016 while stretching out near the Nürburgring. Fast forward to present day, another heavily camouflaged prototype has been caught by the spy camera in an entirely different environment while conducting cold-weather testing in northern Europe.

                  The obvious sign we’re looking at the performance version is at the back where the car was not shy to show off its provisional exhaust system with four tips. Other than that, the test vehicle appears to be a fairly standard 2018 A8 hiding its evolutionary design underneath the swirly camo, which will finally come off in time for the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. However, we will have to wait some time for the hotter derivative since the S8 won’t be introduced from day one as the peeps from Ingolstadt will want to wait at least several months before spicing up the range.

                  It’s too soon to say what will power the S8, but our money is on Porsche’s newly developed biturbo 4.0-liter V8 available in the latest Panamera Turbo where it churns a meaty 550 horsepower (404 kilowatts) and 567 pound-feet (770 Newton-meters) of torque. It’s highly unlikely the standard S8 will have more oomph than the model with the Porsche crest, but a potential “Plus” version due to come out later in the model’s life cycle will definitely up the power ante. After all, the outgoing S8 Plus already has a monstrous 605 hp (445 kW).

                  Even though Audi has plans for an expanded RS portfolio, for the time being an RS8 does not seem to be on the agenda. As a consequence, chances are the S8 Plus will once again serve as the hottest version, unless you consider the W12-powered model as the range topper. Speaking of which, the twelve-cylinder A8 will use a newly developed biturbo 6.0-liter that made its debut in the 608-hp Bentley Bentayga.

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                  • Merc1

                    Merc1 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

                    Looks like a really nice Passat.

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                    • AndreB

                      AndreB New Member

                      Oh, I hope not... I really love my D4.
                      D5 might be my next car if they make it right. I'm sure that technology and attention to details will be great.
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                      • hoffmeister_fan

                        hoffmeister_fan Well-Known Member

                        Are they sure that's an S8 and not an S6?
                      • SKY

                        SKY Well-Known Member

                        Terrible looking shots.

                        The car features undeniable FWB proportions that are a shame for a car of this category. The profile looks much worse than a 7er or a S-Class. It also seems to have a very timid shoulder line right below the glasshouse, and a second one, even more hidden, that runs across the door handles. The result, based on these spy pics, is a side profile that looks even blander than the one of the current D4 A8, wich is not particularly nice to begin with.

                        We then have the rear end, which has been toned down enough compared to the Prologue one to make it look boring as well. The rearlights shape looks a lot like the current Passat ones. Same can be said about the front end. It has lost the stylish look of the concept and now it looks like the other, current Audis, with weird lines on the air intakes and a huge, Superman grille, with larger lights than the FL D4.

                        This has basically undone all the FL D4 did right, which was a lot compared to the turd that was the pre-FL D4. The interior better be the best thing human kind has invented or the only real rival for the S-Class this time around will be the G11 7 Series.
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                        • PanterroR

                          PanterroR Well-Known Member

                          That doesn't look exciting or promising at all, rather bland... But we'll see...
                        • Jimmy

                          Jimmy Well-Known Member

                          ...so far, so...utterly disappointing.

                          Perhaps the photographs are simply distorting the cars' true proportions.
                        • klier

                          klier Member

                          This is going to be the worst looking A8 yet.
                          Very, very impressive. Audi going backwards.

                          Just a little big for a Passat, but yeah, wholly agreed.
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