The Audi’s flagship luxury sedan, the well-known A8 model is set for another redesign. It will hit the world’s market as the 2019 model and the German manufacturer promises that it is going to the best of the best. As well, it is also rumored and it will most likely happen that the A8 will be offered with the new hybrid engine and here we will talk about the 2019 Audi A8 Hybrid.
Besides the expected hybrid powertrain, the A8 sedan should be one of the first cars available in the United States with Level 3 self-driving capability. Furthermore, the exterior styling will be slightly refreshed with a restyled grille, different design of the headlamps and taillights. The lighting will be significantly improved too and will provide impressive visibility. As well, the A8 will be available with standard and long-wheelbase models. Inside the cabin, we can expect a bunch of upgrades. The number of the buttons and switches will be removed and the carmaker will replace them with the new touch function on the display. Some features such as Android Auto and Apple Cay Play will be easier to use and there will be more equipment available as well.
2019 Audi A8 Hybrid powertrain
The standard version of the newest A8 will be available with several units. And this time we will finally see the 2019 Audi A8 Hybrid. The hybrid powertrain will most likely use the standard V-6 engine, an electric motor, and a battery pack. The total output of this engine should reach 449 horsepower.
On the other hand, the standard model will be powered with a 3.0-liter V-6 turbo engine which will be able to make 340 horses and 370 pound-feet of torque. The next option will be a 4.0-liter V-8 twin-turbo and will have the total output of 460 horsepower. The Quattro all-wheel drive will be standard and the engines will be coupled to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Design of exterior and interior
The upcoming 2019 Audi A8 Hybrid will be slightly refreshed and will look even more handsome. Most of the changes will be visible on the front end where we will notice a wider trapezoidal grille and slimmer headlamps. They will be equipped with advanced LED lighting which will ensure great visibility. The rear end will also get revised horizontal tail lamps. Furthermore, it seems that the A8 will feature more coupe-like profile too.
The cabin of the A8 is one of the most luxurious, coziest and best equipped in the class. The 2019 Audi A8 Hybrid will feature a more simple design of the dashboard; it is better organized and most of the buttons will be replaced by the touch-sensitive screen. The dashboard will now feature a dual touchscreen with the new MMI Touch infotainment system. Navigation, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay, climate control, entertainment system will be just some of the equipment of the newest A8.
Release date and price
The manufacturer still hasn’t officially confirmed when the 2019 Audi A8 Hybrid should enter the showrooms. But we assume that it should be very soon, perhaps this fall. The price is expected to be around $106,000.