Blending German engineering, British elegance and Italian Sportiness.
Asthe team behind the "D5" project continues to work on the 2016redesign of Audi's flagship luxury car, the A8, leaked reports are beginning toshine a very bright light on this upcoming model. According to Car Magazine,the next A8 is being touted by internal sources as a blend of "Britishelegance with Italian sportiness and German solidity". Underpinningthe A8 is the PL65 platform, which will also carry the next VW Phaeton, Audi Q8and possible Q9 Coupe.
Interms of design, the king of Audi sedans will feature a smaller single-framegrille, new rear design and a massive sunroof with 'greenhouse' feel. The carwill serve to deliver a host of new technologies developed by the company,including three levels of autonomous drive, a new air-suspension system andmore. Eight-speed automatic transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive willremain standard.