The A8 is Audi’s flagship large luxury sedan, which means that it has to lead the way for the rest of the brand with the best comfort, technology and amenities that the German automaker has to offer. That’s why the 2019 Audi A8 is so exciting; it promises to be the newest of the new, the best of the best.
I recently hit the road in one of the earliest examples of the 2019 Audi A8 55 and, while I’m still getting used to the automaker’s new naming convention, I was able to put the sedan’s promise to the test. And it delivered.
The most interesting features demonstrated were the upcoming Audi AI piloted driving systems. The luxury sedan rolls off of the line ready for the next generation of autonomous driving with an impressive suite of sensors — ultrasonic, short and long-range radar, cameras, even a laser scanner — that grant the A8 a quite complete view of its world and enable self-driving features.