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5th Gear

The rear headlights very similar to the new A4.. jialat Audi gonna copy Mercedes style and make exact copies of every segment just different wheel base.

 

That said, nobody cares about bigger models from Audi in Singapore one lah..

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Supersonic

2019 Audi A8 first drive review

https://www.digitaltrends.com/car-reviews/2019-audi-a8-review/

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HIGHS
  • Natural, precise rear-wheel steering system
  • Intuitive, responsive interior tech
  • Predictive suspension works as advertised
  • Top notch fit and finish
  • Class-leading driver assistance features
  LOWS
  • Unremarkable rear fascia

 

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Audi tells us the luxury buyer has changed. Glitz and glamour are no longer primary selling points. Relaxation and convenience are the new premium currency, and the focus of Audi’s all-new range-topping A8 sedan.

Understanding its customer is only half the battle. Audi must execute with cutting-edge features that enhance passenger comfort, not overwhelm them. The 2019 A8’s outline looks promising: Level 3 autonomous driving capability (pending regulatory approval) to take the frustration out of driving in traffic, haptic-feedback infotainment screens to reduce driver distraction, rear-wheel steering to cut the big sedan’s turning radius dramatically, and a predictive suspension to smooth out even the most pock-marked roads.

For the last three generations, Audi’s A8 has trailed its main rivals — BMW’s 7 Series ($86,100) andMercedes-Benz’s S-Class ($92,900) — in sales and prestige. Styled for impact and engineered for exceptional ride and handling, the fourth-generation A8 may finally disrupt the full-size luxury car market.

Our first drive of the 2019 A8 ($84,795 including destination) takes us to Big Sur, California’s breathtaking coastline. Here we can put the ultra Audi and its segment-exclusive technologies to the test.  

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SMARTER, SAFER, SEAMLESS

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The tricky part about improving interior technology while reducing clutter is that, typically, the side effect is frustration. Most touchscreen infotainment systems have confusing menu structures, awkward controllers, and/or painful delays. Meanwhile, a physical button or knob may not look sleek, but it’s dead simple and requires minimal attention to operate.

The new A8 strips all but a few physical inputs from its center stack, yet affords one of the most intuitive tech experiences of any luxury vehicle. How? Audi’s solution uses a pair of haptic feedback monitors with customizable menus and lightning fast processing: a 10.3-inch upper display accesses navigation, music, and various vehicle apps, while an 8.6-inch lower screen controls HVAC settings, seating configurations, handwriting, and 32 menu shortcuts. While not a completely eyes-free exercise, operating either of these displays in motion is far less distracting than non-haptic monitors. We expect owners with customized menus will be able to effortlessly navigate the system.

Audi’s next-generation MMI system also introduces wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, HERE-powered maps for smarter route guidance, improved voice commands with natural language processing and reduced background noise, plus wireless phone charging.

Other tech highlights include an updated, full-color head-up display with more relevant information like traffic signs and driver assistance data, as well as a revitalized virtual cockpit display with sharper graphics and faster processing via a new NVIDIA chip.

Aesthetes aren’t the only benefactors of Audi’s tech-rich interior. Bang & Olufsen crams a truly bonkers 1,920-watt, 23-speaker 3D sound system into the A8’s nooks and crannies to deliver incredible audio quality for a $5,900 upcharge over the standard setup.

Active safety is a distinct focus of the fourth-generation A8. Though we could only sample some of the car’s assistance technologies, the list of currently available and upcoming features is astonishing. Every A8 ships with a total of 24 sensors (including the first production car laser scanner), one forward-facing camera, and a central processing computer to monitor short, mid, and long range.

With 360 degrees of protection, the A8 is also available with lane-changing assist, front and rear cross-traffic alerts, blind spot monitoring, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, collision avoidance assist, and parking assist.

Though U.S. regulations prohibit level 3 autonomous driving at this stage, the A8 will come with Audi’s traffic jam pilot, which enables completely hands-free, pedal-free motoring up to 37 mph. When the law changes, Audi will send an over-the-air update to enable these features in the A8. At speeds above 37 mph, the A8 isn’t currently setup to work autonomously, though our experience with Audi’s adaptive cruise and lane keeping assist on Pacific Coast Highway tells us the A8 is no more than a few tweaks away from safely commuting sans driver input.

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Supersonic

The rear looks too much like current 7 series. I think the old D3 rear is still the most distinctive.

 

Only the active suspension and rear steering are necessary here. Other new features probably won't make a big difference to driving.

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Hypersonic (edited)

bro changing new car so passing the old a8 for me to drive

 

 

first impressions...solid , luxurious, huge leg room space, planted/stable but heavy car to drive perhaps could be due to the Quattro system

 

 

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going gym now

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Hypersonic

I want to have brothers like yours!

no lost to him, after 1 year plus he get back the parf while i use the car as and when

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4th Gear

no lost to him, after 1 year plus he get back the parf while i use the car as and whenð¤£ð¤£

Sell now can get part + 1 year depre?

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Hypersonic

Sell now can get part + 1 year depre?

try not to ask too much

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Supersonic

好兄弟

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Hypersonic

try not to ask too much

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