Audi's new 2019 A8 first swung into view in "Spider-Man: Homecoming," and now we've gotten an official look at what's changed.
Outside, there's a new, wider grille and revised lines that make it more compatible with the design language of the smaller models in its lineup. It's probably not the "dawning of a new design era for the entire brand" as Audi states ... unless that new era is one of mild, gradual changes.
The real changes take place inside. Gone is Audi's knob-based MMI interface, replaced by dual touchscreens with haptic feedback; thankfully, there's still a volume knob. A minimalist dashboard with motorized vent covers gives the big German sedan a clean appearance at the front of the cabin.
Technology-wise, the A8 is packed with goodies. Audi is currently working with regulators in the U.S. to bring its Traffic Jam Pilot here; if it becomes available, the A8 will be able to drive itself at speeds of up to 37 mph on roads with a physical barrier separating opposing traffic. It will also have Remote Parking Pilot and Remote Garage Pilot, allowing it to pull into and out of parking spaces and garages without a driver present. These are activated via a smartphone app, and will be available from launch.
Check out the gallery above for a better look at the new A8 inside and out.