Confirmation of UK pricing this week has paved the way for even more elegant, more technologically sophisticated and more fuel efficient new generation Audi A8 models to plot a course for the UK. The new generation Audi A8 is now available to order in the United Kingdom with a starting price of £58,800.
Due to arrive in the UK in January 2013, the new Audi A8 boasts of revisions to its weight-optimized, mostly aluminum Audi Space Frame (ASF) body as well as a host of technological advances like the new MatrixBeam Light Emitting Diode headlights and an improved line-up of EU6-compliant engines.
The front of Audi’s luxury flagship features a re-sculpted bonnet, a single frame grille, and the lower edged headlight units. Its rear features revised LED tail lamps and a bumper that incorporates two rhomboid tail pipes. The new generation A8 now features new chrome elements, new high gloss black window surrounds and five new colors.
The new Audi A8 boasts of the very innovative and sophisticated MatrixBeam LED technology that sets new benchmarks. The MatrixBeam’s high-beam headlights employ 25 individual LEDs per unit that can be switched on and off or dimmed individually depending on the situation. This allows the headlight system to respond precisely to other vehicles while keeping the road brightly lit – aided by on-board camera detects other car ahead.
This combo allows the Audi MatrixBeam LED headlights to cover relevant parts of the high-beam by dimming or shutting off individual diodes while preserving illumination is in the remaining sections. The lighting system employs predictive route data from the navigation system with MMI Touch to accurately adjust light distribution according to the current driving situation. It can even recognize and act on route data like corners and road types.