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Old 07-11-2017, 04:40 PM
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That tail end seems to owe a LOT to the new Continental...
my first thought as well. front is anonymous HOWEVER, I thought the same about pics of the A5 until I saw it in person. I'm hoping this is just another Audi design that you have to see in the flesh to appreciate.

The interior is a nice change from the current look which has become very cold to me. However, all the screens seem unnecessary. I was in the new Panamera and they had a huge screen doing what basically could've been done with a few small rotary knobs. You pretty much adjust the HVAC in the beginning of a drive, it doesn't need be constantly displayed on a huge screen.

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Old 07-12-2017, 05:00 AM
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I thought the same about pics of the A5 until I saw it in person. I'm hoping this is just another Audi design that you have to see in the flesh to appreciate.
+1.

Otherwise, this is going to be the world's most expensive Passat. I mean the U.S. one, not the higher-end European one! The proportions are actually not hugely different (IMHO).

I'm also tiring of Audis/VWs interior design language. All the hard angles and straight lines are kind of... boring. The Range Rover Velar does a much better job of making the screen seem high-end and appealing.
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Old 07-15-2017, 08:58 PM
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My first impression is that is was boring but it's really starting to grow on me. It's much more refined, more organic and fluid, and less geometric than the last two A8's, which were handsome but cold and awkward from some angles.

The low belt-line is very elegant. You can see how little space there is between the front wheel-arch and the top of the hood, and also between the rear wheel-arch and the glass-house above it, nicely balanced by a "muscle" for visual strength.

Whereas the S-class interior warm and cozy, this is open and airy. They're kind of polar opposites, but it just depends on what your prefer. I'm not a fan of touch-screens in cars especially if they're low in the console like the A8, it takes your eyes too far from the road.

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I'm also glad Audi is finally getting rid of that squared off tail-light treatment like in the A6 pictured above. That darty arrow-like shape in the new A8 suits all Audi's much better than the square-off shape the interrupts any flow front to back.
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Can you imagine how great it would be if it looked new?
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Can you imagine how great it would be if it looked new?
And remotely interesting?
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Old 07-16-2017, 04:52 PM
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And remotely interesting?
Oh, it does look REMOTELY interesting. But, IMHO, it ONLY looks REMOTELY interesting (and I don't know if people gonna pay $90,000 for that).
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:42 AM
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Can you imagine how great it would be if it looked new?
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And remotely interesting?
well that would irritate Audi buyers, because looking interesting and new would mean it doesn't look like any current Audi. So you wouldn't "fit in" ;)
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:46 PM
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well that would irritate Audi buyers, because looking interesting and new would mean it doesn't look like any current Audi. So you wouldn't "fit in" ;)
I've always thought that Audi buyers aren't the smartest bunch of people.
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