The next generation of the Audi A8 is expected to get “stuff” like the rear-wheel drive and aluminum hybrid body, along with more power and improved fuel consumption.
The German based automaker Audi is trying to keep details about the future generation of the A8 into the shadows for the moment but that didn’t stop the guys at the next generation of the Audi A8 and the model is expected to ditch the all aluminum body for the “aluminum hybrid”, which is made out of composite materials and high strength steel.
The future generation of the Audi A8 might be based on the modular standard architecture which is currently being developed at Porsche and it will also be used on models like the next-gen Panamera or models within the Bentley lineup. Our source is also saying that another big change will be the switch to rear-wheel drive which means that this will be the first sedan made by Audi after the war to get a rear-wheel drive layout (except for DTM race cars). The new generation of the Audi A8 is expected to arrive sometimes in 2016 or 2017.