The A8 lineup was completely redesigned for 2019, so changes for 2020 should be less dramatic. The overhaul brought a new look, more athletic stance, new lighting, and interior upgrades to the car. Tech updates came as well and included a dual-touchscreen setup with a 10.3-inch upper screen and 8.6-inch lower screen, and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster.
Audi has announced that the new A8 will receive a predictive active suspension system that uses cameras to scan the road and adjust damping force to compensate for upcoming conditions. The system has also made its way into the new high-performance S8 sedan.
Standard features will include 18-way power front seats, leather upholstery, 19-inch wheels, a panoramic roof, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, and Audi’s virtual cockpit feature that projects images and other information into the gauge cluster.
We expect to see the same turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 and eight-speed Tiptronic gearbox in the 2020 A8 as well. Delivering 335 horsepower, the powertrain combo is good enough to push the big sedan to a 5.6-second 0-60 mph time and a max speed of 130 mph.
As a big, expensive, German luxury sedan, the A8 is in good company. It competes with other legends like the BMW 7 Series, the Lexus LS, and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. We don’t have pricing details for the 2020 A8 yet, but the 2019 model had a starting price of $83,800 before destination, taxes, or options.