New Audi A8


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The updated flagship model brings level three autonomous technology into the forefront of its driving experience, as well as mild hybrid technology and a new design language to bring the high-end model into the modern age.

New driving dynamics have also been employed with the new A8, including dynamic all-wheel steering – for improved stability through the corners – and active suspension, which allows the driver to control every wheel’s ride height and setting for the best ride possible.

The exterior design takes on Audi’s latest styling cues, including the hexagonal front grille with chrome surround as well as chrome detailing around the front inlets and the windows. The rear brake light is sculpted into the line of the boot lid.

But the major change for the A8 is the autonomous driving features, which are another step towards fully driverless technology. This includes traffic jam pilot, which takes control of all driving functions in slow-moving traffic and takes the stress out of driving in congested traffic.

If there is a physical barrier separating the two carriageways the system works seamlessly by taking over the steering, acceleration and braking as well as engaging the stop/start system when needed. Working at speeds up to 37mph, the system uses radar sensors, a front camera, ultrasonic sensors and a laser scanner to get an image of the road ahead. The system then alerts the driver when they need to take over again.

Audi also applies autonomous parking to get the A8 in and out of spaces without the need for the driver to be behind the wheel. The myAudi app transmits a live feed to the owner’s smartphone so they can monitor the vehicle’s progress.

The A8 is built to be at the height of luxury and in either regular or long wheelbase guise, rear passenger space is excellent due to the model growing considerably. Passengers also get OLED screens for entertainment, climate control and seat massaging.

For engine choices Audi provides two petrol and two diesel options, including a 6.0-litre W12 petrol engine. All of the engines use a mild hybrid system so the car can coast and save fuel. The A8 L e-tron quattro will be following in the near future and that will come with a plug-in hybrid system that pairs a 3.0-litre petrol with an electric motor to produce a combined 442bhp.

Take the new Audi A8 for a spin by contacting the team at JCT600 today. We’ll book you in for a test drive to help you learn more about the outstanding model.

  • Overview
  • Features
  • Technical details
  • Dimensions
Car Overview
Engine Size
Engine Size




Fuel Type


CO2 Emissions
Co2 Emissions

149 g/km


49.60 mpg

Tax Costs

450 per year

Key Spec
  • Saloon
  • Insurance Group ~
  • 262 BHP
  • 4 doors
  • 5 seats
  • Anti-slip regulation traction control
  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Dust/pollen filters
  • Electronic Differential Lock + traction control
  • Electric front windows
  • First aid kit
  • Heated front seats
  • Rear centre armrest
  • Remote central locking
  • Tool kit
  • Warning triangle
  • Tracker system
  • Locking wheel bolts
  • Aluminium trim strips framing side windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Twin exhaust pipes
  • Electric front lumbar adjustment
  • Service interval indicator
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Height adjustable rear head restraints
  • Electric rear windows with isolation switch
  • Heated windscreen washer jets
  • Centre console with cupholders
  • Roof mounted sunglasses holder
  • Anti-lock Brake System and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Automatic dimming rear view mirror
  • Air quality sensor
  • Active front headrest system
  • Isofix child seat preparation
  • Electronic Stability Programme
  • Door pockets with bottle holder
  • 'Lights On' warning buzzer
  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Passenger footwell storage net
  • Remote fuel filler release
  • Automatic headlight control system
  • Rear child proof door locks
  • Aluminium interior trim
  • 3 point rear seatbelts x3
  • Electromechanical parking brake
  • Humidity sensor
  • LED brake lights
  • Electric adj front seatbelt height + memory
  • Keyless entry and keyless start
  • Cooled glovebox
  • Thatcham category 1 alarm+immobiliser
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Body colour side protection with aluminium trim strips
  • Heated rear window with time switch
  • SIDEGUARD side head airbag system
  • Break-in protection glass
  • Electric front headrests
  • Electric heated
  • adjustable
  • folding and dimming door mirrors with memory
  • Headlight washers
  • Power door closure
  • Memory for steering column
  • Electro - mechanical power assisted steering
  • Height/reach electric steering column with easy exit function
  • DAB digital radio module
  • Colour driver's information system display
  • Sunvisor with ticket holder
  • Front and rear cup/can holders
  • Diesel particulate filter
  • Reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirror
  • Power boot opening and closing
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • Audi music interface
  • USB connection
  • Illuminated door sills
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED rear lights
  • Luggage compartment pack - A8
  • Light and rain sensor pack - A8
  • Comfort rear headrests
  • 22 way electrically adjustable front seats with memory
  • Advanced key with Audi hands free boot opening system
  • HDD sat nav system with radio/CD/DVD/MP3 + 60GB + SD card slots and voice recognition
  • MMI touch panel
  • Door armrest with storage
  • Comfort front centre armrest with storage
  • LED ambient lighting pack - A8
Technical Details
Bodystyle Saloon
Transmission Semi-Auto
Insurance Group ~
Fuel Diesel
CO2 149 g/km
Economy 49.60 mpg
Tax Band ~£450 a year
NCAP Rating Not Yet Rated
Engine Size 2,967 cc
Transmission Semi-Auto
BHP 262 bhp
Torque 428 lb/ft
Max Speed 155 mph
0-60 time 5.90 seconds
Drive Four Wheel Drive
Number of Doors 4 doors
Number of Seats 5 seats
Length 5,135 mm
Width 1,949 mm
Width (inc mirrors) 2,111 mm
Height 1,460 mm
Weight 2,570 kg
Wheelbase 2,992 mm
Fuel Tank 82 litres
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