Audi just gave its luxury saloon, the A8, a good mid-generation facelift, with new features like headlamps and advanced digital functions.
The automotive ‘technological war’, which generates so many benefits to the end user, is evident in the mid-generation face washes of many models, which in the absence of major design changes, focus on incorporating or improving the latest technological solutions.
The Audi A8 is right in the middle of its fourth generation.
The Audi A8, one of the main luxury sedans on the European market, debuts ‘restyling’, corresponding to half of its fourth generation, released in 2017, which adds even more state-of-the-art technological solutions to a model that already exists. it did have plenty of elements and assistants for both driving assistance and infotainment.
Thus, among others, we have the MMI touch response operating system, which is based on two screens of 25.6 cm (10.1 inches) and 21.8 cm (8.6 inches) and on the voice control system with recognition of it. The dialogue is initiated by the verbal command “Hey Audi!”. In addition, the fully digital Audi virtual cockpit instrumentation with the optional head-up display completes the A8’s display and operating concept. Important information is displayed directly in the driver’s line of sight.
The interior of the Audi A8 is a veritable ‘warehouse’ of infotainment technology and driving aids.
The Audi A8 has about 40 driver assistance systems. The options are organized in the packages “Park” (parking assistant), “City” (intersection assistant) and “Tour” (cruise control).
The renewed Audi A8 is available with five engines: the V6 3.0 TDI and 3.0 TFSI blocks; V8 4.0 TFSI with selective cylinder cut-off system; and the TFSIe plug-in hybrid, which combines the 3.0 TFSI with an electric motor.