After several speculations and teasers, German premium car maker Audi today revealed the new 2014 A8 in a trailer video seen appended here:
The front end of the 2014 A8 comes equipped with the much publicized Matrix LED lamps. The most commendable bit about these headlights is that the high beam can be used continuously without blinding the drivers of oncoming vehicles. This is because the projectors are connected to a camera, which detects the line of vision of the oncoming car’s driver and switches off the diodes that fall in the line. However, the remaining part continues to remain on high beam. Very Clever, ain’t it? Along with the Audi Matrix LED lights, the car also gets the company’s new turn signal technology, new bumper and an updated grille.
When seen in profile, the car remains exactly similar to the outgoing model, with the only little visual difference coming from the new set of alloy wheels.
At the rear, the car features a chrome strip running across the bootlid and the dual exhaust pipes get the rectangular treatment. The rear end also gets an updated bumper which features some more chrome.
It isn’t for sure but the interiors too could get small updates in the form of an upholstery change and additional equipment.
Talking about the powertrains, the 3.0 liter TDI diesel and the 3.0 liter & the 4.0 liter TFSI petrol engines are likely to be carried over from the current model. So is be the gigantic W12 6.3 liter for the top of the line variants. Stay tuned to Motoroids for the official word on the engine options.
The car will have its public debut at the upcoming 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show on 10 September.