Design sketches give first clues to mid-life updates; reveal expected at Frankfurt motor show
Jim Holder
16 August 2013

These sketches give the first clues as to how the facelifted Audi A8 will look when it is revealed at the Frankfurt motor show.

The sketches underline that the physical alterations are likely to be minor and centre on minor front and rear bumper updates, with the focus more likely to be on technical updates and mild engine modifications. An all-new Audi A8 is expected around 2016.

Among the technical innovations will be an LED matrix lighting system, which operates using 25 individual lights. Each light can be switched on and off, or dimmed or brightened, according to the conditions.

Audi has announced it will reveal the official pictures of the revised Audi A8 next Wednesday.

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Audi A8

The Audi A8 is a highly capable and desirable luxury saloon that's very easy to live with, despite its flaws

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17 August 2013

But will never look like the concept, will it?,90% of concepts never get on the road,and when they do....?

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