2018 Audi A8 pricing and specs announced

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Local pricing and specifications have been announced for the upcoming 2018 Audi A8 ahead of its launch in July.

Two body styles will be available: the regular A8 and the 130mm-longer, long wheelbase A8L.

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Each body style will be available with a choice of two powertrains: the 50 TDI quattro, powered by a 3.0-litre turbo diesel V6 producing 210kW of power and 600Nm of torque, and the 55 TFSI quattro, powered by a 3.0-litre turbo petrol V6 producing 250kW of power and 500Nm of torque. Both powertrains are mounted to an 8-speed tiptronic automatic transmissions and Audi’s signature quattro all-wheel-drive system.

Full specification details haven’t been announced yet, but Audi claims the new A8 packs up to $36,000 of extra kit over its predecessor (depending on trim).

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However, we do know that all variants will come with adaptive air suspension, adaptive steering, matrix LED headlights, panoramic glass sunroof, MMI Navigation plus, Audi’s Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster, a 730-watt, 17-speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system, remorely controlled rear seats and a full suite of safety kit including adaptive cruise control, 360-degree camera, lane-keep assist, front and rear autonomous emergency braking, collision avoidance assist and a head-up display.

Options available on certain variants will include ‘AI’ active suspension and damping, four-wheel steering, and an adjustable ‘Relaxation Seat’ with massaging and heating.

The new Audi A8 launches Down Under in July. A full pricing breakdown can be seen below:

  • A8 50 TDI quattro: $192,000
  • A8 55 TFSI quattro: $195,000
  • A8L 50 TDI quattro: $207,000
  • A8L 55 TFSI quattro: $210,000

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