With more than 40 driver assistance systems, the new 2018 Audi A8 becomes the new gold standard among the competition.The A8 is the pinnacle of Audi’s luxury sedans: packed with tech including autonomous driving features, and redolent with luxury options—even a back-seat foot warmer.
The video shows the Audi AI remote parking pilot, Audi AI remote garage pilot, manoeuvre assist, pre sense side, cross traffic assist, active suspension, elevated entry and exit and rim protection.
A 340-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 is standard; a 460-hp twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 is optional. All-wheel drive, an eight-speed automatic, and air suspension are standard.To be sure, the A8 also monitors the driver, even while the traffic jam persists, and continues to do so as the speed edges up over the limit.
If the driver falls asleep, it’ll wake him up; if it can’t get his attention, it will stop the car.An optional suspension system scans the road for imperfections, adjusting to soak them up. A 449-hp plug-in hybrid with inductive charging is in the works.