The 2015 Audi A8 had its premiere in Frankfurt, but also its debut on the American market took place at the Detroit Auto Show. The new model hasn’t been changed drastically, so it cannot be said it was redesigned. The improvements look more like a spring sprucing up. The exterior had some mild stylish changes, but at the first sight, they can’t be noticed easily. The powertrain remains the same, with small upgrades made to the V-8 engine. These modifications are supposed to deliver more horsepower than the previous version.
2015 Audi A8 Exterior Redesign
As for the appearance, the 2015 Audi A8 looks more or less the same as the last year’s model. The fascia has been reshaped, which includes front bumper, grille and LED headlights. The hood has been redesigned, offering more space. In addition, the taillights have been improved, so the rear end got a slightly changed look. The biggest change is the trunk. Its space has been enlarged.
The previous model had only 13.2 cubic feet of space for the cargo, but the 2015 model will have 18.3 cubic feet. This is an important improvement which will make this car a serious competition to every other car its class. Having this downside taken care of, the Audi can proudly call this model a luxury sedan. Other changes include LED headlights and taillight. Unfortunately, the famous Matrix LED will not be available to the USA market because of the country’s regulations. Also, there will be five new body colors offered and it will come with a 20-inch wheels.
2015 Audi A8 Interior And Safety
The 2015 Audi A8 has some new gadgets and improvements. The seats are sheeted with premium leather and are 12-way adjustable. It also has a clock, a compass, a trip computer, tilt-telescopic steering wheel with controls on it for operating audio and transmission systems etc. In addition, it offers parking assistance with its 360 degrees camera, rear parking sensor, cruise control, lane-keeping assist, improved night vision control and other applications that concern the safety of the passengers. Also, it has 4-wheel ABS, emergency brake assist, universal remote transmitter etc. As for the comfort, there are active charcoal air filter, reading lights, sun sensor, dual-zone climate… Practically everything you need to enjoy the ride.
2015 Audi A8 Engine Options — V-6, V-8 And TDI
As for the powertrain, we already mentioned the changes made to the 2015 Audi A8. The base is a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 engine with 333hp and a 325lb-ft of torque. Another option i a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine which now generates 435hp and 444lb-ft of torque, which is a 15 horsepower more than the previous model had. In addition, there is another option. It is a 6.3-liter 12-cylinder engine which can deliver an astonishing 500hp and that has a cylinder deactivation system, so it is very fuel-efficient. Of course, the 2015 Audi A8 TDI is also an option. The diesel engine is the 3.0-liter turbo one with 240hp and a 420lb-ft of torque. As for the transmission, the 2015 model will have Audi’s standard 8-speed automatic and an all-wheel drive.
2015 Audi A8 Release Date
The 2015 Audi A8 is coming to the market this summer, but the price still remains unknown.