The brand new 2017 Audi A8 is expected to hit back at the Mercedes S-Class as well as BMW 7 Series on the efficiency and technology fronts. It will boast more aluminum in its construction compared with previous cars and components made out of carbonfibre and magnesium – but it’s still likely to acquire a couple of kilos due to autonomous tech as well as a proposed hybrid powertrain. This summer the new 2017 Audi A8 will be disclosed, with sales starting by the fall.
The German brand’s flagship A8 saloon offers a rich history of lightweight construction, though engineers suggest that responding to clients’ demands will probably bring rather a small revenue in kerbweight for the brand new version. By the way, the vehicle’s bare metal construction turns to be approximately 50kg heavier than the structure of the currently existing A8.
Three major factors are said to have provoked the brand new vehicle’s increase in mass. The requirement for a full-length panoramic sunroof is the first. It’s because it demands extra bracing to avert chassis flex. As for the second, it’s the extra autonomous technology, which will come with the next A8. It’s going to utilize 48-volt electrics just to power a slew of sensors.