Audi A8

It is highly likely that you’ve seen an Audi A8 featured in the “Driver’s Test” commercial that premiered in 2017 as a reference to the movie Spiderman: Homecoming.

The Audi A8 also makes an appearance in the movie itself, bringing massive attention to the car whose parent company has a contract with Marvel Studios. But the big screen is not the only place you’ll find the Audi A8. 

Audi A8 – Through the Generations

There have been four generations of the Audi A8, beginning with its original release in 1994 by the German automaker Audi.

  • First Generation: Produced from 1994 to 2002, these A8 models introduced the car to the world. The objective was to design a car that was lighter than others in its class. This generation featured front and rear side airbags and electronic control stability for all-wheel drive vehicles. Dual-zone climate control, heated seats, wood and leather interior trim, and Bose audio systems were just some of the luxury features in this generation.
  • Second Generation: This generation of Audi A8 was manufactured from 2002 to 2009. The models were longer than the previous generation and allowed for more occupants to fit comfortably. The amenities offered in this line-up of A8s included a multimedia interface, 6-speed automatic transmission, adaptive air suspension, adaptive front-light systems, and driver identification systems with fingerprint scanners. 
Audi A8 Interior
  • Third Generation: Manufactured from 2011 to 2017, these A8s introduced many new features. Some of the changes included full LED headlamps with headlight range control, driver assistance systems using FlexRay technology, GPS navigation using Google Earth, infrared night vision assistant with pedestrian recognition, adaptive cruise control, and broadband internet with hotspot capabilities. This was also the first generation of Audi cars to use a collision avoidance system.
  • Fourth (Current) Generation: The current generation of Audi A8 was introduced in 2018. There are new amenities included like self-parking and traffic jam pilot. However, the traffic jam pilot feature is only available outside of the United States. Buttons in the car have been replaced with touch screens. The cars offers both petrol and diesel engine options. These newer models all include an eight-speed tiptronic transmission.

Celebrities Love the Audi A8

Audi has outshined other luxury car manufacturers like BMW and Mercedes-Benz and has become the go-to car brand for many celebrities. Prince Charles, of British royalty, owns an Audi A8 limousine. The English actor Jude Law drives an Audi A8. Jason Statham, a famous action movie star, owns three different Audis, one of them being an A8. Famous actors and lovers Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell own an Audi A8. Jessica Alba, a notable actress turned successful business woman, sports an Audi A8L.

Audi A8

A Truly Fun Driving Experience

The Audi A8 offers a variety of features that make driving it easy and fun, allowing it to become a must-have car for everyone. The car offers luxury and glamour without being pretentious. Audi A8s boast maximum comfort, with front and rear massaging seats, foot warmers in the rear seats, and a long wheelbase. The features of the car are controlled with multiple touch screens, and the backseat has its own individual entertainment tablets.