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Audi is preparing to launch it new flagship 2019 Audi A8. It’s set to hit the U.S. market in 2018. There are a number of things you need to know about this all-new vehicle. .

A super luxury car that comfortably holds 4 or 5 passengers, Audi’s 2019 A8’s long-wheelbase model’s wheelbase is almost 17.5 feet long. It’s an inch and a half longer and slightly taller than the current model. However, its overall width is about the same. The fourth-generation A8’s body and frame are primarily made from strong, lightweight, aluminum. However, magnesium, carbon fiber and high-strength steel are used in key places. All the new A8 models are expected to have Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system. Check one out at Tucson Audi, and you will see how easy and smooth it is to drive one. While a 2019 model may not be out yet, you can check out other Audi A8 models.

Many design cues on the 2019 A8 were featured on the company’s Prologue Concept car. Its look has evolved from previous designs, but the wide hexagonal grille and slim LED matrix headlights make its face appear wider and lower. The headlight cluster features a shining low-power laser and it has an LED taillight array spanning the car’s entire width. This enhances its wider-looking stance. The new A8’s profile features a longer roof line that’s almost coupe-like unlike the outgoing model’s upright, formal look.

The 2019 Audi A8’s exquisitely designed interior has a high-end lounge feel, substantially more interior space and the panoramic sunroof is standard. The 2019 A8’s right rear back seat has a massager that heats and massages the feet of the person sitting there. Its executive-style four-seat arrangement gives the right-rear passenger their own phone circuit to make private calls. The vehicle’s redesigned air vents open and close electronically.

The 2019 A8 contains the elegantly designed, cutting-edge, integrated interior technology for which Audi is known. Audi replaced the traditional dials, buttons and instruments with a brand new dashboard design with two touch screens and a virtual dashboard. The new interface even replaced Audi’s traditional MMI dial. The lowest touch screen displays the climate controls and fingertip-activated handwriting characters or a virtual keyboard overlay can be used there to input addresses into the navigation system.

The vehicle will also have autonomous self-driving systems like the Audi A1 Remote Parking system and the Traffic Jam Pilot which can steer, accelerate and brake at up to 37 mph. The 2019 Audi A8 takes active safety to an entirely new level. It has 41 driver assistance systems. They include adaptive cruise control, a 360 degree sensor system that actively prevents accidents or prepares the vehicle for impact, Turn Assist and collision avoidance systems with night vision.

The all-new A8 uses a hybrid system that improves fuel economy and performance by providing an electric boost from a 48-volt battery. This allows for lightening-quick auto starts and stops. Its sophisticated air suspension system evaluates the road surface and automatically adjust the suspension to suit the conditions. The long-wheelbase sedan has 4-wheel steering for maneuvering in tight spaces. Cars bound for the U.S. will be built in Neckarsulm, Germany. This super luxury class vehicle will cost over $82,500.

It seems like Audi is always on the cutting-edge of automotive technology. Well, the German automaker is at it again. Not only is it in the process of creating technologically advanced electric vehicles, the company will be using solar panels in order to help supply power to its electric vehicles in the future. This move gives and entirely new meaning and function the sun roof of its vehicles. While in other vehicles the sun roof may be just a cute feature, in Audi’s future electric vehicles that feature may play a role in powering the automobiles.

When many people think of electric vehicles, they picture technology like the supercharger being employed by Tesla or the electronic charging stations that look like gas stations that are beginning to pop up all over the country to help electric and hybrid vehicles top off their voltage. But Audi has another idea altogether. One that makes a great deal of sense for people living on a sun drenched planet: cars being powered by energy from the sun. Hanergy produces thin, flexible solar panels. Their subsidiary AltaDevices is working in collaboration with Audi to turn the car’s sun roof into a source of solar power to run the automobile.

Industry insiders say the first prototype is on schedule to be developed before the end of 2017. The prototype will employ technology that integrates solar cells into the “panoramic glass roof” of an Audi automobile. According to Alta, this is but the first step. In the near future it will be possible to see vehicles where the entire surface of the car’s roof is covered with solar cells. These cell will have the potential to supply power to non-essential systems like the seat heater and air-conditioning. By using solar power for these systems, it allows all of the energy created by the primary electric fuel systems to be used to power the electronic vehicle.

With solar power providing the energy for non-essential systems in the electric vehicles, all the power from the car’s battery can be used to propel the automobile. As a result, the range of the electric vehicle can be significantly increased because the battery will have more power available. In a recent statement, Dr. Bernd Martens of Audi explained that the distance that electric cars can travel without having to be recharged plays a decisive role in whether or not Audi customers will gravitate to electric vehicles in large numbers. While you can’t get your hands on a solar-powered car, you can check out many high-tech Audi models at Tucson Audi.

Martens pointed out that Audi working together with Hanergy and Alta Devices plan to add innovative solar technology to the electric cars the German automaker produces. Dr. Martens explained that adding solar power to Audi’s electric cars will not only extend their range, but is also sustainable. This is just the type of forward-thinking innovations automobile enthusiasts and auto industry experts have come to expect from Audi. And just when you thought the company’s foray into self-driving technology was their only focus, here comes word they are working on automobiles powered by sunshine.