The completely revamped 2019 Audi A8 flagship sedan will officially arrive in the U.S. this fall and we’re now hearing some details about its pricing, which starts at $83,800 before the destination fees. That means that the 2019 Audi A8 starts at about the same price as the BMW 7 Series, but comes in thousands cheaper than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
Initially the 2019 Audi A8 will only be offered with one engine, a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 with 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft. of torque. The V6 does feature a 48-volt mild hybrid system and a 4.0L V8 powered version will arrive by next summer.
The 2019 Audi A8 comes standard with an air suspension, leather seats and 18-way power front seats. The interior is packed with tech features, like three screens that includes a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, a 10.3-inch infotainment system and a 8.6-inch screen for the climate control. A head up display is optional as well as a a 23-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system.
When Audi unveiled the new A8, it boasted about the fact that it would offer Level 3 autonomous driving capability, but unfortunately that tech won’t be offered in the U.S. According to the Roadshow, Audi’s Traffic Jam Pilot won’t be offered due to a list of “infrastructural and consumer issues.” For now drivers will have to make due with Level 2 capability that includes Adaptive Cruise Assist. The system can not only maintain a speed and distance from the car in front of you, but also keep the A8 in its intended lane.