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

145 g/km


50.40 mpg

Tax Costs

450 per year

Key Spec
  • Saloon
  • Insurance Group ~
  • 286 BHP
  • 4 doors
  • 5 seats
  • Anti theft alarm
  • Anti-slip regulation traction control
  • Auxiliary heater
  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Dust/pollen filters
  • Electronic Differential Lock + traction control
  • Electric front windows
  • First aid kit
  • Rear centre armrest
  • Remote central locking
  • Tool kit
  • Warning triangle
  • Heated rear window
  • Locking wheel bolts
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Service interval indicator
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Height adjustable rear head restraints
  • Side airbags
  • Electric front seats with memory
  • Leather gear lever
  • Seatbelt warning
  • Electric rear windows with isolation switch
  • Heated windscreen washer jets
  • Centre console with cupholders
  • Roof mounted sunglasses holder
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • 3 rear seats
  • Anti-lock Brake System and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Automatic dimming rear view mirror
  • Head up Display
  • 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
  • Emergency brake assist
  • Passenger footwell storage net
  • Tyre pressure warning
  • Power tailgate
  • Remote fuel filler release
  • Head airbags
  • Automatic headlight control system
  • Rear child proof door locks
  • Rear view camera
  • 3 point rear seatbelts x3
  • Electromechanical parking brake
  • DVD System
  • LED brake lights
  • Hill start assist
  • Electric adj front seatbelt height + memory
  • Cooled glovebox
  • Thatcham category 1 alarm+immobiliser
  • Tow away protection
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Body colour side protection with aluminium trim strips
  • Adaptive air suspension
  • Electric heated
  • adjustable
  • folding and dimming door mirrors with memory
  • Height/reach electric steering column with easy exit function
  • Lane departure warning system
  • DAB digital radio module
  • Colour driver's information system display
  • Diesel particulate filter
  • Reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirror
  • USB connection
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Acoustic windscreen
  • Heat insulating glass
  • MMI radio plus
  • Electric 4-way lumbar support for front seats
  • Luggage compartment pack - A8
  • Light and rain sensor pack - A8
  • Brushed aluminium lower inlay
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Pre sense basic
  • Adaptive cruise control with Stop and Go + pre sense front
  • Audi drive select
  • 230V socket
  • Advanced key with Audi hands free boot opening system
  • Door armrest with storage
  • Wireless Smartphone charger
  • Audi connect
  • Predictive pedestrian protection
  • Climate controlled seats
  • MMI navigation plus with MMI touch
  • Virtual cockpit
  • Comfort front centre armrest with storage
  • LED ambient lighting pack - A8
  • Audi phone box with wireless charging
  • Camera-based traffic sign recognition
Technical Details
Bodystyle Saloon
Transmission Semi-Auto
Insurance Group ~
Fuel Diesel
CO2 145 g/km
Economy 50.40 mpg
Tax Band ~£450 a year
NCAP Rating Not Yet Rated
Engine Size 2,967 cc
Transmission Semi-Auto
BHP 286 bhp
Torque 443 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 5,172 mm
Width ~ mm
Width (inc mirrors) 2,130 mm
Height ~ mm
Weight 2,690 kg
Wheelbase 2,998 mm
Fuel Tank 82 litres
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