The 2018 Audi A8 prototype was recently spotted by a fan while it was doing its testing rounds. And again, we find another reason to be thankful for the creation of smartphones as this shot was quickly snapped using the fan’s smartphone.

The Audi A8 is slated to make its official debut some time this summer and it is expected to be launched for sale late this year or early next year.

Judging from the image, we can see that Audi didn’t change the A8’s proportions and size too much but it did include a wider single frame grille in the front which makes the sedan look wider, lower with an even more practical look.

According to the rumor mill, the A8 will be retaining its similar powertrain lineup. This means we’ll be seeing a twin-turbo V6, two variants of a turbocharged V8 and a twin-turbocharged W-12. There is also news on a possible diesel option but nothing is set in stone right now.

Meanwhile, the model will be underpinning a large,four-wheel drive and aluminum variant of the modular-longitudinal MLB Evo architecture.

In light of the successful Mercedes-Benz S-class and the overhauled BMW 7-series, it’s crucial that Audi’s A8 prove its worth this time around. And it looks like it has already started doing exactly that.

Folks have taken to forum threads to gush over how gorgeous Audi’s latest model and many have said that they have already started falling in love with it. Well, do you reciprocate those feelings as well?

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