All-Electric Audi A8 Replacement Coming in 2024 Will Be the Most Powerful Audi Ever

Audi A8 replacementrecent report by Autocar is accurate the Audi A8 replacement is going to be a radical departure from the car on sale today. It will be based on the Grandsphere concept car that debuted in 2021. So, it will certainly look futuristic if it is anything like the concept. But the next generation A8 goes far beyond advanced styling. It promises to be the most powerful Audi ever made. Not just the most powerful A8. The most powerful Audi full stop. More powerful than the RS e-tron GT. More powerful than the RS 6 Avant. But even more impressive is that it is expected to be one of the longest range EVs on the market. And when you do need to charge it up, it won’t take very long as it is equipped with 800V charging functionality.

While we are on the topic of not waiting very long, we should mention that the next generation Audi A8 is expected to go on sale in 2024. The future is almost here. The future seems bright and fast. The new A8 will be packing a 120kWh lithium-ion battery. It is expected to produce a whopping 711 horsepower and 708 pound-feet of torque. The current Audi S8 makes 563 horsepower from a twin-turbo V8. It hits 60 mph in a little over 3 seconds. The next generation EV A8 will likely be heavier than the S8. But with 25 percent more power, it is hard to image that it also won’t be significantly quicker. What else should we expect?


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The Best Used Audi for (Almost) Any Budget in 2023

The Best Used Audi for Almost Any Budget!

Are you in the market for the best used Audi, and want the most bang for your buck? This buyer’s guide will help you find the perfect Audis.

With continued supply chain issues it is still a challenge to buy a new Audi in 2023. The good news is that Audi has been building cars and selling them in the U.S. for decades. So, there are plenty of used models to choose from. In fact, there may be a few too many used models to choose from. So how does one find the best used Audi?

This helpful buyer’s guide, of course!

We scoured for sale listings to find some of the most interesting choices for every budget. If you are shopping for something practical, we got you covered. Want something sporty? We got you there as well. We start at under $10K and increase our budget by $10K increments until we hit $60K. Above that amount, you can buy many new Audi models.

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Audi 2022 Sales Down, Dakar Disaster, Driving an S1 Rally Car & More! | AudiWorld Driven

Audi e-tronAudiWorld Driven series. Just in case you missed it last week this is our new feature where we round up the hottest Audi news, reviews, videos, and AudiWorld forum discussions from the past week just for you. Last week we featured a story about what it is like to take an e-tron on a long road trip. This week we have a similar road trip story but this time it is in an old-fashioned gasoline powered A8. There is some rather unfortunate news coming from the Audi Dakar rally team. A test of the most iconic five-cylinder Audis in history. And virtual reality will become your new in-car entertainment. A lot happened this week so let’s get into it.

Audi BEV Sales Soar by 47 Percent in 2022

Audi SalesHERE.

Must Watch Video: Audi Quattro MEGA Test, Flat Out in S1 Group B Monster

If you watch just one video this week, make it this one. One of the most iconic Audi cars in history is the Walter Rohl Group B rally car. And any chance to see it rip around a racetrack is a treat. That is exactly what we get with this video posted recently on the Auto Express YouTube channel. And as amazing as that is, there is much more to this video as it walks through the history of the five-cylinder Audi’s. Turn the volume up and enjoy.

Forum Thread of the Week: 2,200 Mile A8 Road Trip

Audi A8HERE.

Carlos Sainz Receives Medical Treatment After Crashing Out of Dakar Rally

Dakar CrashHERE for the story as reported by Autosport.

Must Watch Video: Audi RS 3 Owns BMW M240i in Drag Race

In our first video above, you got to see a glimpse of the mighty RS 3. In this video the RS 3 is the star of the show as it goes up against the BMW M240i xDrive in a drag race. The Audi runs the quarter mile in 12 seconds flat. The BMW is .4 seconds behind. Although to be fair it was less than a stellar start by the BMW driver. However, the BMW driver had no impact on the RS 3 time and 12 seconds flat is a solid performance. For some perspective a first generation R8 took about a half second longer.

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Tastefully Modified Audi A8 Classes Up Aussie Burnout Competition

Modified Audi A8

There are loads of modified Audi vehicles in the world. But this wild burnout machine looks to be one of a kind.

With it’s stately styling, sure-footed quattro all-wheel drive, and luxurious cabin environs, the Audi A8 is practically a synonym for understated executive transport. Or, at least most of them are. This example — as savvy automotive enthusiasts might already have noticed — has been slightly modified. And when I say slightly modified? I mean totally transformed by a unhinged gearhead who exists about as far from the big sedan’s target market as Ingolstadt is from the Crab Nebula.

Now, if you’re familiar burnouts contests, you have to know that the Australians do them bigger and badder than anyone else. So if you’re guessing this was built for a burnout competition Down Under? You’d be right. Unfortunately, for those looking to mimic this build for their daily driver, there’s precious little info on the specs here. What we do know that its owned by one Peter Mountain, it’s both supercharged and turbocharged, and the monster mill looks to be at least two feet taller than the car’s roof.

Thanks to the description, we also know that top of the intake is made of carbon fiber, presumably to, you know, keep the weight down. It’s also worth noting that while Audi hasn’t sold a vehicle with a carburetor in three decades, this machine is still decidedly old-school when it comes to fuel delivery. That old-school fuel delivery setup is said to be behind the stalling we see on both runs captured in this video, which makes sense, given that the huge engine likely needs fire-hose grade pressure to keep running.

Given the nature of the contest, the famously capable quattro system has been plucked from the chassis, and when the engine is able to keep making power, the fat rear meats don’t stand a chance. That said, this video just went up, and it’s likely Mountain saw these as shakedown runs, so I think we’ll see more of this bad boy in the near future. Maybe he’ll even upgrade the fuel delivery system, so we can see the car completely enveloped in smoke. Boy, do those Aussies every know how to party or what? Enjoy the video!

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How ‘Ronin’ Put the Audi S8 on the Map

Audi S8 Roninbogus “sudden acceleration” scandal tarnished Audi’s reputation in the US during the 1980s. But by 1994 when the A8 debuted Audi’s fortunes were on the way up. Audi appealed to people who wanted sensible transportation, the kind of people who bought Volvos. The A8 changed that. The aluminum space frame and body weighed a fraction of an equivalent steel one. It floated like Muhammed Ali in his prime while the Mercedes-Benz S Class and BMW 7 Series felt leaden. Top Gear called it an icon of the sports saloon world stating, “it’s fair to surmise AMG S-Classes and XJRs wouldn’t have upped their game so much in the years that followed.”

Audi D2 A8definitely worth watching if you haven’t seen it. Or you can view the video below.

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Mark Webb is fascinated by anything automotive and particularly loves cars that are unusual or have a good story. He’s owned a variety of cars from 60’s muscle, Japanese imports, and oddities like a VW Thing and Porsche 924. After 20 years in the automotive and tech industries, he’s a walking encyclopedia of car info and is always on the lookout for his next project or a good road trip.