New-gen Audi A8 teased ahead of global premiere

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Audi has released a teaser video of the fourth-generation A8. The flagship sedan will be unveiled on July 11, 2017 at the Audi Summit in Barcelona, Spain. However, the car's first glimpse will be seen in a Hollywood movie - 'Spider-Man: Homecoming', which will premiere in the USA on July 7, 2017.

Audi's CEO, Rupert Stadler, has already confirmed that the new A8 will come with Level 3 autonomous driving capabilities. Level 3 self-driving functions enable the car to handle drive itself in certain situations without the need for any human intervention. Audi claims that the new A8 can drive itself at speeds up to 60 km/h. It will also be able to park itself, as indicated in the teaser video.

The new-gen A8 will be based on the VW Group's MLB platform. Powertrain options on offer are expected to include turbocharged V6, V8 and W12 engines. All engines will have a 48-volt mild-hybrid system in place, which will aid the engine during high-load situations. It will also have a regenerative braking system that will recover energy lost during braking.

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