Audi's new self-driving luxury sedan is ready to take on BMW and Mercedes

Business Insider | 7/11/2017 | Benjamin Zhang
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The all-new A8 sedan arrived in grand style, with the high-tech luxury limo making its world debut at the Audi Summit in Barcelona on Tuesday.

The new A8, which will hit the market next year, marks the debut of the German automaker's latest autonomous driving and mild-hybrid technology.

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The fourth generation of the brand's flagship sedan is the latest in a slew of new Audi models to appear over the past year including the new A4, A5, and Q5.

Even though Audi gave the world a sneak peek of the new A8 last month at the premiere of "Spider-man: Homecoming", this the first time we've had a clean look at the sedan's new sheet metal.

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The overall look of the A8 is stylish yet restrained and falls in line with the aesthetics of the new generation A4 and A5 models that are already on sale.

Under the hood, Audi will offer buyers a slew of options including three gasoline, two diesel, and one plug-in hybrid power unit. Although, it is unlikely the diesel engines will make it to the US.

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The gasoline options include a 340 horsepower, 3.0 liter turbocharged V6; a 460 hp, 4.0 liter turbo V8; and a 585 hp, 6.0 W12 — all will feature new mild-hybrid technology that will allow the car to coast with the engine shut off.

The long wheel-base A8 L e-tron quattro plug-in hybrid will...
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