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Old 10th September 2009, 22:51   #16
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A few images I came across.
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Old 23rd September 2009, 17:12   #17
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Some new I came across.
Link : 2011 Audi A8 Prototype Already Shedding Some Camouflage - Spied Hot Weather Testing

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The new Audi A8 was caught by spies as it underwent hot weather testing. This new set of photos shows the prototype with a little less camouflage than before. Audi's flagship car is expected to get several efficient V6 and V8 engines, as well as the 258 horsepower 3.0-liter TDI that produces upwards of 258 horsepower.

In the latest set of photos, we are able to see what the vehicle looks like with LED daytime runners. The end of these lights lead towards the grille, which appears to be distinctly separated into an upper and lower section, unlike on the current model. Absolutely do not be surprised if this changes, although the new bumper appears to have space for integrated fog lamps. The rear section of the vehicle looks a bit more prominent as well, and should also include LEDs. Through the rear glass we can also see a bit of the interior.

Audi is rumored to unveil the new Audi A8 by the end of the year as a 2010 model, but a Geneva appearance is also possible. Whether or not it will be offered as either a hybrid or electric remains to be seen.
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Old 13th October 2009, 22:42   #18
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Some news on new Audi A8.

Source : Audi A8 Prototype Hits the Ring

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An Audi A8 prototype has been spied testing again.

The pics do not reveal anything new and what to expect from the next-generation of Audi's flagship sedan is based mostly on speculation.

But that the new A8 will be fitted with Audi's standard array of large engines is an easy guess to make. Those include the 3.0 liter TDI and the 4.2 liter V8 petrol/gasoline. Despite reports of the S8 being cancelled in America, perhaps and S8 will come with a variant of Audi's 5.0 liter V10 FSI engine as seen in the R8.

Questions arising, though, as to what new technology Audi will introduce into the A8 to keep it competitive, newsworthy and eco-friendly. Mercedes has an S-Class hybrid, as does BMW with the 7-Series, but there's been no word yet about any possible hybrid A8.

Likely to be featured is a second-generation of Audi's Aluminum Space Frame (ASF II) technology which makes the A8 standout in terms of engineering accomplishment. The aluminum frame keeps the A8 light and agile, a key distinction in this notoriously heavyweight class.

The next-generation Audi A8 will be making its debut sometime next year - maybe at the Geneva auto salon, or perhaps later at the Paris show in September. Audi will want to make sure that its flagship sedan will get the appropriate amount of fanfare for what is one of the most important launches for the German premium brand.
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Old 28th October 2009, 22:08   #19
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Came across these spy shots.

Source : 2011 Audi A8 Spied: New details Surface

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More spy pictures of the 2011 Audi A8 have appeared as it went around the Nürburgring. Audi is giving it a workout that should make it stand out against competitors in terms of handling. The black and white camouflage is still quite heavy so not much can be seen.

The big news is kept under the bonnet where a new range of powerplants will be found. Downsizing is quite a popular practice across the motor industry and Audi has been at the edge of it all. Therefore, a new compact 2.0-litre TDI is rumoured to be the entry-level diesel for the next A8. Speculation is that it will use twin-turbo technology to churn out over 147kW (200hp) and 400Nm of torque.

There will be other options of course such as V6s and V8s, both petrol and diesel. The V10 currently in the S8 is to be deleted in favour of a smaller V8 packing over 300kW (408hp). Another new engine for the A8 will be based on the same supercharged 3.0-liter V6 found in the 245kW (333hp) S4/ S5. However, it will have twin-turbos producing even more power. At the very top end we should see a new powerful 6.5-litre V12 doing well over 368kW (500hp).

While over 90% of the A8s sold will feature quattro AWD, the rest will be driven through the front wheels. The range-topping Audi will also come with an upgraded MMI system, night vision technology and road sign-recognition abilities.

The new A8 will debut at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and go on sale sometime during the year. In the US it will be sold as a 2011 model.
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IMO, day time running lights are not necessary. I read somewhere long ago that they are also emiiting considerable amount of heat in the environment. IMO during day time in almost all countries there is sufficient light that vehicles can be noticed by car drivers.
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Old 3rd November 2009, 09:54   #20
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First interior shots, courtesy burlapp cars
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Generic audi interiors.Just a bit more swoopy this time.
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DB9 type rear lights kindof.
When the lights are working , yes it is but if now the shape of the rear tail lights are too similar to A4.

From the rear , its too similar to current A4 . To me this is a really bad design philosophy , A8 caters to a segment way higher and its for the benefit of the customer that the company should try adopting a totally different philiosophy . The old A8 was perfect. To me its one of the best looking luxury sedans. They should have evolved the design into a more classy one unlike this which has gone the modern way.
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A member of the Rvag.com community has caught a Volkswagen Group prototype undergoing testing in Puebla, Mexico.

While we're not 100 percent positive what model this is, it appears the prototype may be the new Audi A8 judging by its overall profile and a few other clues.

It is possible the protoype could also be the new mid-size sedan (NMS). If this is the case, it will be one of the first times the NMS has been caught on "film."

However, when comparing to previous Audi A8 prototype spy photos taken at the Nurburgring in Germany, we can see the same LED daytime driving lights integrated into the headlamps as well as the same exact wheels. Also, the sail panel portion of the C-pillar is showing some funky faux coverings on both prototypes.

Clearly the Puebla location is significant as Volkswagen has a plant there which manufactures Jetta/Bora and New Beetle models, however, we're a bit baffled as to why the Audi A8 prototype would be testing in Mexico. This isn't the hottest time of year there.

The next-generation 2011 Audi A8 is expected to debut sometime next year, possibly as the Geneva auto salon in March, or perhaps later at the Paris show in September.

Source: Possible Audi A8 Test Mule Caught on Video in Mexico

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The interiors have waaaaaaay too many buttons !
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Its official-The new Audi A8 will make its world debut on November 30 at Audi museum.

Source:world car fans.
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Here is a rendering I got from germancarzone.com. Also here is the teaser video released by Audi TV.

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