The life of a spy around here can be a tough one.

Just ask Agent001 what it is like going to scenic places such as Aspen to drive the 2015 Audi A8 and S8 models while being wined and dined along the way. Ahh the tough life of the automotive journalist.

While he hasn’t passed on driving details just yet, we can give you a peek at the 2015 A8 and S8 before the rest of the sites even get moving and pass on the latest changes for flagship of Audi’s lineup.

So feast your eyes below on the 2015 A8 and S8 press event in Aspen along with the official press release.

2015 Audi A8/R8 Photo Gallery

Audi 2015 A8/S8 Highlights Press Release:


- A8 model line includes the A8 3.0T, 3.0 TDI, 4.0T, the S8 4.0T and the W12
- A8 TDI® clean diesel achieves class-leading fuel efficiency with EPA estimated 24 city/ 36 highway/ 28 combined MPG* with an estimated highway range of up to 800 miles
- A8 L W12 engine includes efficiency enhancing cylinder on demand system
- A8 4.0T engine received an increase in power from 420hp to 435hp

- A8 flagship sedan available in normal and long wheelbase models, S8 available in standard wheelbase only
- ASF aluminum construction offers exceptional rigidity, lightweight design that helps provide excellent performance and efficiency

- Audi connect® offers Google Earth™ Mapping and real-time access to weather, travel, gas/fuel prices and other online search information as well as a Wi-Fi hot spot for up to eight passenger devices

- New electromechanical power steering in the A8 model line provides greater comfort and agility, while improving fuel efficiency and enhancing Driver Assistance Systems

Lineup Changes for 2015 Include:

- New A8 and S8 front and rear facia design
- Completely redesigned LED headlights are now standard for the complete A8 model line
- Significant updates to the front fascia of the A8 – the hood has a more sculpted design to add strength, including a - Singleframe® grille: which is more 3-dimensional, new upper corner shape
- New front facia design for the S8 includes Singleframe® grille, bumper, air intakes, new side sills, rear diffusor and   wider quad oval tailpipe

- S8 received new interior option – Audi design selection Vermont Brown with Carbon Twill Copper inlays

- New optional selection of 20” wheels for all A8 models
- Four new optional inlays for the complete A8 lineup

- Optional Night v
ision assistant, now with animal detection in addition to pedestrian detection, is available on all A8 models

- The new Audi A8 features an optional Head-up display – for ease of viewing vehicle speed, navigation information, and Night vision warning information projected onto windscreen
- Audi active lane assist alerts the driver when the car moves across lane markings without the activation of the turnsignal and gently moves the car back into its lane
- Audi side assist alerts the driver of the presence of a vehicle when changing lanes as well as to vehicles approaching the neighboring lane

2015 Audi A8/R8 Photo Gallery

2015 Audi A8/R8 Photo Gallery

The Ultimate Challenge To The Establishment?  First REAL LIFE Shots Of Audi's 2015 A8 And S8 Flagships

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