The 2015 iteration of Audi’s flagship product, the A8, is all set for its debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. The 2015 A8 lineup has been subtly redesigned and now features a new LED headlamp design, redesigned hood, newly designed grille, new bumper, and new splitter. The rear of the car receives a new tail lamp and a new tailpipe design.
“The Audi A8 sedan represents the pinnacle of Audi progressive luxury,”said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. “Our flagship model was chosen by more customers every year since its introduction and the new 2015 A8 model line will continue to build upon that success.”
Talking about the design of he car in specific the 2015 A8 and S8 boasts dynamic new front fascia. It is featuring standard new LED headlights, hood, Audi Single frame grille, bumper, splitter, tail lamp and trapezoidal tailpipe design (oval quad tailpipes on S8), new selection of 20 inch wheels and five new exterior color options.
The level of technology features that the A8 lineup carries is appreciable. It comes with Audi Side assist, Audi pre sense plus, Audi MMI navigation plus, Active lane assist, Secondary collision assist, Night vision assistant, Head-up display, Audi park assist, 22-way front and rear comfort seats with massage options, and more.
The A8 equips a 4.0T turbocharged V8 that now produces 435 hp from the earlier 420 hp. Another improvement comes in the form of Cylinder On Demand Technology which is now standard on the 6.3 liter W12 engine. The S8, sport version of the A8, is capable of putting out 520 hp.
The S8, in specific, has been improved on the sportier front with new features like Vermont brown leather interior paired with Carbon twill copper inlays, new front fascia with larger air intakes, reduced chrome accents, new sport exhaust with wider oval quad tailpipes, rear diffusor, and side sills.