The Audi A8 Could Have Looked Like This Retrofuture Streamliner

The Audi A8, across all of its generations, is one of the most understated, handsome designs in its class. But it could have become an awesome retrofuture weirdo like this. » 8/13/14 6:59pm 8/13/14 6:59pm

Three Reasons Why Gas Has Beaten Diesel So Far

1: Mr. Okulski put a different route in my nav. 2: Mr. Okulski's car was much faster. 3: Mr. Petrány got lost. On the plus side, Audi's sequential indicators worked just fine on both cars while we paid Mr. Okulski's toll bill. » 6/11/14 4:11pm 6/11/14 4:11pm

Audi Really Wants To Bring Sequential Turn Signals To America

In a bid to maintain its lead in swaying other automakers to adopt ostentatious lights, Audi is pushing hard to bring its next bit of illuminated wizardry to consumers on the new A8. The next step comes in the form of these wicked sequential turn signals. But they're not legal in the US – yet. » 9/29/13 4:30pm 9/29/13 4:30pm

How Many LEDs Does The Audi A8 Need To Beat The Mercedes S-Class?

Audi is still on a roll however you look at it. In the US alone, they're bragging about their 31st consecutive month of record sales. Globally, they're well on track to beat their goal of selling 2 million cars a year by 2020. But there's one big hurdle Audi hasn't conquered yet: The Mercedes-Benz S-Class. » 8/04/13 2:00pm 8/04/13 2:00pm

This Is The Audi A8's Naked Space Frame

Back in 1994, Audi was the first mainstream car manufacturer to switch to aluminum from steel in order to save weight while improving rigidity. The original A8's frame weighed 548 pounds. The current one's weighs 509 pounds, and is composed of 13 different aluminum alloys, which makes it 40 percent lighter than if it… » 3/01/13 10:10am 3/01/13 10:10am

The forgotten Audi A8 Coupe concept's an elegant stunner

Audi pushed hard for market credibility against Mercedes and BMW during the 1990s. The aluminum-framed A8 was a major step forward in that effort. Product planners in Ingolstadt wanted to find a way to build on their success. » 11/11/11 3:00pm 11/11/11 3:00pm

Audi Super Bowl Ad Puts Us To Sleep

Audi's pre-Super Bowl spot has the brand saying "Goodnight Moon" to old luxury brands. Like the Spike Jonze Where The Wild Things Are, it's well-produced but boring. We like it better when Audi's knocking people off in their commercials. » 1/14/11 5:30pm 1/14/11 5:30pm

Bugatti Galibier Sedan Greenlit, Based On Audi A8?

According to Germany's Der Spiegel, Bugatti is working on a new sedan (Galibier?) based on the Audi A8. Also, Volkswagen's board has decided Bugatti will stop building sportscars in 2014. Just what VW needed — another uber-luxury sedan brand. [DerSpiegel] » 1/03/11 9:30am 1/03/11 9:30am

Tom Brady Really Did Crash His 2010 Audi To Get A New 2011 Model

Last week Tom Brady crashed his 2010 Audi S8 into a minivan and then joked about wrecking it so he could get the 2011 model. Well, it's one week later and Audi's given him... the 2011 model. Seriously. » 9/16/10 9:30am 9/16/10 9:30am

The Audi A8's LED Headlamps Look Like They're Built By Tony Stark

The 2011 Audi A8's a high-tech gadgetmobile from front-to-back. Exhibit A: the A8's pure LED "gorgeous set of eyes" are works of functional art. No wonder Tom Brady wanted one so badly. » 9/14/10 11:20am 9/14/10 11:20am

Another Way to Turn V-12s Into Art

Okay, it’s a W-12. And okay, it’s art in a somewhat ghetto manner. But you’ve got to admire the painstaking attention to detail it takes to Swarovski an engine logo. » 7/20/10 1:30pm 7/20/10 1:30pm

2011 Audi S8: If This Is It, We Surrender

If this is truly a leaked photo of the 2011 Audi S8 — the super hi-po version of the luxobarge Audi A8 — then those German fellas just turned the design up to elf! UPDATE! It's a fake. » 5/09/10 5:48pm 5/09/10 5:48pm

Audi Transmissions: Eight-Speed Is The New Six, Seven

According to InsideLine, Audi's looking to put the 2011 A8's new ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission into the rest of its lineup. That may include the entry-level A3 model — even when it's equipped with the 2.0T four-banger. Simplicity, FTL! [InsideLine] » 2/16/10 8:30am 2/16/10 8:30am

ABT Bringing Load Of Tuners To Geneva, Teases With A Golf

ABT's bringing a boatload of fresh product to the Geneva Motor Show, including tuned versions of the new Audi A8, R8, and R8 Spyder. The teaser? For some reason they've decided the ABT VW Golf is the way to go. » 2/04/10 1:45pm 2/04/10 1:45pm

Audi A8 Deftly Maneuvers Through Snowpocalypse Carnage

Watch this video of an Audi A8 weaving in and out of snowpocalypse carnage outside of Greenbelt, MD during this month's storm and you'll think one of two things: » 12/30/09 9:30am 12/30/09 9:30am

Audi A8: World's First Google Earth-Enabled In-Car Nav System

The 2011 Audi A8 continues to set the full-size sedan gadget bar higher with the integration of Google Earth and terrain-mapping into its 8-inch LCD screen. Now you can find a Starbucks... in 3D! » 12/16/09 12:30pm 12/16/09 12:30pm