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Speeding Audi A8 T-Bones Hummer Limo, Both Drivers At Fault? 5
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, audi, Audi A8, Dashcam, HUMMER, limo, Offbeat News, Russia, video on 01 5th, 2018


Despite the Audi having the right of way, had it not been speeding, the Hummer might have had time to clear the intersection.

That’s not to say that whoever was behind the wheel of that old A8 was more to blame than the limo driver. The latter should have paid more attention, without assuming that any incoming traffic would stick to the speed limit.

However, it almost seems as though the driver of the Audi didn’t brake as hard as they could/should have once they noticed the Hummer poking its nose where it didn’t belong.

This crash is a perfect example of why people should slow down at intersections, even if they have the right of way, have a green light and even if they’re not speeding. You never know who’s out there not paying attention.

As for the impact itself, we could call it moderate. Let’s hope the person driving the Audi was wearing a seat belt.

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All-New Audi A8 Is A Technological Tour de Force But Lacks The ‘Wow’ Factor 31
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in audi, Audi A8, Audi Videos, Film, reviews, video on 12 31st, 2017


While the 2018 Audi A8 might very well be the most technologically advanced car in its segment, this doesn’t necessarily make it the best.

According to Carbuyer’s review, the all-new A8 is a technological tour de force, and you certainly won’t be disappointed with its interior quality or overall comfort, both on the road as well as inside. However, while it does rival the S-Class when it comes to offering a remarkably smooth ride, you could argue that the Audi doesn’t actually look as distinctive as the Mercedes.

Surprisingly, this issue doesn’t go away once you’ve sat behind the wheel, and it’s because of all the tech – which, for example, can force you to take your eyes off the road since there’s no rotary dial anymore for the infotainment system.

The review adds that technology doesn’t equal luxury, and that while you can’t really fault the A8 for anything else, its clinical interior and unassuming exterior get in the way of it nailing the top spot in the executive saloon segment.

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Giving A Foot Massage Is One Way To Promote The New Audi A8 24
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi, Audi A8, Audi Videos, new cars, video on 12 24th, 2017


Design features, high-tech equipment, and its marketed Level 3 autonomous driving system have all been left aside by Audi in their latest A8 commercial, which focuses on something a bit more enjoyable.

But what could be better than having your flagship saloon drive you around in autonomous mode as you enjoy the scenery behind the wheel? Why, of course, the A8’s  foot rubbing function if you hop back at the rear and which can be combined with other types of massage, including for your back, with three levels of intensity to choose from.

To put this feature to the ultimate test, Audi offered six random people the opportunity to get inside the new generation A8 and enjoy 10 minutes of massage, at the Munich airport, in Germany, comparing its rear seat to “a wellness area”.

“Whether ‘wave’, ‘stretch’, ‘relaxation’ or ‘vitalization’ – in every mode, the seat massages for ten minutes”, says Audi. “The comfort seat in the rear is especially cozy: it offers an additional comfy footrest that can both massage and warm up feet.”

There’s no happy-ending to this video, because that would be the unveiling the new S8 for most Audi enthusiasts out there. The performance version of Audi’s luxury limo should debut next year, likely powered by the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine of the Porsche Panamera, delivering around 680hp.

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Giving A Foot Massage Is One Way To Promote The New Audi A8 24
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi, Audi A8, Audi Videos, new cars, video on 12 24th, 2017


Design features, high-tech equipment, and its marketed Level 3 autonomous driving system have all been left aside by Audi in their latest A8 commercial, which focuses on something a bit more enjoyable.

But what could be better than having your flagship saloon drive you around in autonomous mode as you enjoy the scenery behind the wheel? Why, of course, the A8’s  foot rubbing function if you hop back at the rear and which can be combined with other types of massage, including for your back, with three levels of intensity to choose from.

To put this feature to the ultimate test, Audi offered six random people the opportunity to get inside the new generation A8 and enjoy 10 minutes of massage, at the Munich airport, in Germany, comparing its rear seat to “a wellness area”.

“Whether ‘wave’, ‘stretch’, ‘relaxation’ or ‘vitalization’ – in every mode, the seat massages for ten minutes”, says Audi. “The comfort seat in the rear is especially cozy: it offers an additional comfy footrest that can both massage and warm up feet.”

There’s no happy-ending to this video, because that would be the unveiling the new S8 for most Audi enthusiasts out there. The performance version of Audi’s luxury limo should debut next year, likely powered by the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine of the Porsche Panamera, delivering around 680hp.

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That’s Not How You Enter A Roundabout, Audi A8 Or Not 21
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in audi, Audi A8, Dashcam, Offbeat News, video on 12 21st, 2017


As if speeding through a roundabout wasn’t dangerous enough, the person behind the wheel of this white Audi A8 also felt like adding an illegal overtake to his repertoire.

Then again, if you’re trying to enforce a stereotype, what better way than to drive your big German luxury saloon like the rules don’t apply to you, right?

Too bad this wasn’t one of those ‘instant karma’ situations, because if it were, a police car would have been waiting on the other side of that intersection and we would have suddenly felt a lot better about life in general.

We could also argue that visibility wasn’t optimal entering that roundabout, especially for the Audi driver who had to focus on rapidly overtaking the dashcam car, while also being mindful of the Skoda on the opposite side of the road.

Did the driver really have time to properly scan their surroundings to make sure the coast was clear? Doubtful. But let us know what you think about this type of behavior in traffic.

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New Audi A8 Becomes A Tad Sportier With Fresh Optional Bits 14
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi, Audi A8, new cars on 12 14th, 2017


While Audi enthusiasts continue to wait for the new S8 to arrive, the Ingolstadt-based car manufacturer has launched a new exterior sport package for their flagship saloon.

Priced at €1,950 ($2,294) on the A8 50 TDI and available across Europe from the end of January 2018, it adds an aluminum clip to the grille, and clear contours around the air inlets, which also get honeycomb grilles and vertical struts.

Slightly wider side sills and a tweaked rear bumper with a rhombus-grille insert and contrasting diffuser are also available, as is an aluminum strip on the body’s lower edging.

The seats have been revised as well, with what the automaker calls “optically integrated headrests” that feature electric height adjustment, in addition to the pneumatic seat and backrest side bolster adjustment. The latter are said to be approximately 15mm (0.6in) more deeply contoured than before.

Customers that just need to have these seats, which are compatible with all engine versions and both wheelbase lengths, will have to pay €4,520 ($5,318) for them, although before signing their name on the dotted line, they will also have to choose from five basic colors for the interior.

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2018 Car Of The Year Finalists Announced, Which One Will Win? 27
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Alfa Romeo Stelvio, alfa-romeo, audi, Audi A8, BMW, BMW 5-Series, Car Of The Year, Citroen, Citroen C3 Aircross, Geneva Motor Show, Kia, Kia Stinger, Seat, Seat-Ibiza, VOLVO, Volvo XC40 on 11 27th, 2017


Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Citroen, Kia, Seat, and Volvo battle each other for the 2018th edition of the European Car of the Year (=COTY).

Selected from a long list of 37 new vehicles, all of which were launched this year, or will become available by the end of 2017, in five or more European markets, the finalists have proved themselves in various tests.

However, they will be further evaluated by the 60 members of the jury, from 23 countries, over the coming months, as they are responsible for picking one winner, which will be announced on the eve of the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, on March 5.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Presented last year, at the 2016 LA Auto Show, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio represents the brand’s first SUV. It comes with a familiar design, and in its range-topping form it shares the 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with the Giulia QV, which is rated at 505hp and 600Nm (443lb-ft) of torque.

Audi A8

Audi’s flagship saloon, the A8, has been taken into its fourth generation, and despite having an evolutionary styling, inspired by the Prologue Concept, the BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class rival is all-new, both on the outside, in the cabin, and beneath the skin. It’s also the first car on the road to get Level 3 autonomous driving.

BMW 5-Series

Underpinned by the CLAR platform, and with looks that could allow it to fly under the radar, the new generation BMW 5-Series proved itself worthy in various reviews, and it now wants to go home with the 2018 ECOTY award. It’s lighter yet comes with a larger footprint than its predecessor, while adding new engines, and even an autonomous driving tech that allows drivers to relax behind the wheel, into the mix.

Citroen C3 Aircross

The French company’s answer to the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur, Opel/Vauxhall Mokka, Ford EcoSport, and others debuted this summer wearing the Citroen C3 Aircross moniker. It has a funky crossover-ish design, unlike its MPV predecessor, and can be had with various personalization options, a feature that should help it attract a young audience.

Kia Stinger

With sexy styling and a rear-wheel drive platform, the Kia Stinger wants a piece of the BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe, and Audi A5 Sportback. In addition, the Korean GT undercuts the four-door A5 by more than $10,000, and it’s $11,200 more affordable than the 4-Series GC, in the USA.

Seat Ibiza

The fifth-generation Seat Ibiza has a Leon-inspired styling and the MQB A0 architecture, a combo that should allow it to become a strong challenger against the likes of the Renault Clio, Opel/Vauxhall Corsa, Ford Fiesta, and Peugeot 208. It was presented for the first time at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, and in its range-topping form, it has plenty of features, including a range of driver assistance systems.

Volvo XC40

Volvo’s smallest SUV yet, which slots under the XC60 and XC90, is called the XC40. It sports a familiar design, inspired by its two larger siblings, and it’s underpinned by the company’s new modular vehicle architecture, CMA, which was co-developed with Geely. Production began this month in Belgium, and the first units will arrive to customers next year.

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2019 Audi A8 To Be Shown In Los Angeles, Goes On Sale Next Fall 20
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in audi, Audi A8, Audi Videos, LA Auto Show, video on 11 20th, 2017


The countdown to the Los Angeles Auto Show continues as Audi has announced plans to show the redesigned A8 in the City of Angels.

Originally unveiled over the summer, the 2019 A8 features an upscale design that borrows a number of styling cues from the Prologue concept. Detailed specifications will be announced closer to launch but the car features a wide Singleframe grille, OLED taillights, and plenty of metallic trim.

The interior is a bit of a departure from previous models as it comes equipped with two touchscreen displays. A variety of different options will be available including a head-up display, a Bang & Olufsen 3D audio system, and a four-zone climate control system. Other options include a rear seat entertainment system and a heated massaging footrest for the right rear passenger.

At launch, the 2019 A8 will be offered with a 3.0-liter TFSI V6 engine that is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a quattro all-wheel drive system. In Europe, the engine produces 335 hp (250 kW) and 368 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. It enables the car to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 5.7 seconds before hitting a limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

Speaking of performance, the model can be equipped with active suspension and an optional dynamic all-wheel steering system which enables the A8 to have a turning radius of 38.7 ft (11.8 m) which is about the same as the significantly smaller A4 sedan.

Other advanced features include intersection assist, maneuver assist, and curb warning. There are also two automatic parking systems and the Audi AI traffic jam pilot system which enables the car to drive itself at speeds up to 37 mph (60 km/h) on highways.

The 2019 Audi A8 will go on sale in the United States in next fall and compete with the BMW 7-Series and Mercedes S-Class.

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Audi Recalls Nearly 5,000 A8s Fitted With A V8 TDI Due To Increased Emissions 3
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in audi, Audi A8, diesel, KBA, Recalls on 11 3rd, 2017


The latest episode the Dieselgate saga involves Audi recalling 4,997 A8s in Europe fitted with a V8 TDI engine to update their software after founding out they too emitted too much nitrogen oxide.

The affected models belong to the previous generation A8 and were built between September 2013 and August 2017, with 3,660 of them located in Germany.

Following an extensive internal technical investigation, Audi reported its findings directly to Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) which then authorized the recall.

Audi will have the software ready for install in the first quarter of 2018, following comprehensive winter testing to make sure that the update will have no negative effects on fuel consumption or performance.

“Among other things, the update should ensure that after cold starts, the engine more quickly reaches optimal operating conditions for the exhaust-gas treatment system so that its emissions are improved in real driving conditions,” the company said in a press release.

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Yes, Audi’s New A8 Is The Most Tech Savvy Car In Its Class 7
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in audi, Audi A8, Audi Videos, reviews, video on 10 7th, 2017


If there were any doubts Audi would take the lead in the full-size luxury saloon segment when it comes to advanced technologies, this in-depth review of the all-new Audi A8 should put all of them to rest.
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UK Buyers Getting All-New Audi A8 From £69,100, First Deliveries In 2018 3
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in audi, Audi A8, prices, UK on 10 3rd, 2017


The world's first-ever production car developed with Level 3 autonomous driving features is coming to the UK, priced from £69,100 OTR.
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Audi Opens Order Books For New A8, Prices Start At €90,600 In Germany 2
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in audi, Audi A8, Autonomous, new cars, prices on 10 2nd, 2017


The new Audi A8 will become available to order in Germany from October 5, becoming the first model of the company to offer an electrified-only range of powertrains as well as the first Audi to adopt the new type designation.
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New Audi A8’s Self-Driving System Demonstrated In The Real World 21
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi, Audi A8, Audi Videos, Autonomous, new cars, video on 09 21st, 2017


By now, everyone and their pets knows that there is a new generation Audi A8 out, but how many know that it has Level 3 autonomous driving?
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Audi To Accept Liability In Autonomous Crashes 14
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in audi, Audi A8, Autonomous, Reports, Tech on 09 14th, 2017


As semi-autonomous vehicles become more commonplace, many lingering questions still remain about them, none more pertinent than who accepts liability if a self-driving vehicle crashes?
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New Audi A8 Looks Even Better In Person 13
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi, Audi A8, Autonomous, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, new cars on 09 13th, 2017


After its big premiere in Barcelona this summer, the new generation Audi A8 has been taken to the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show for the world to see.
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