The next generation Audi A8, due to hit showrooms in 2017, with mild hybrid technology, Audi has confirmed.

All of this technology will be wrapped up in a whole new look for the A8, too. It will be the first model from Audi to feature the new design language from the Prologue concept penned by new design chief Marc Licht. Expect bolder styling, exaggerated proportions and a new take on the trademark wide-mouthed grille.

Revolutionary piloted driving tech has been confirmed for the A8. Long-range radar sensors, 12 ultrasonic sensors, laser scanners and hi-resolution video cameras will constantly monitor the car’s surroundings, with the system also able to guide a car safely through traffic jams at up to speeds of 37mph.

With technology such as electromechanical Active Roll Control set to feature, the new A8 will also get Audi’s 48v electrical system. However, the hybrid tech would be used to replenish the electrical system as well as boosting engine performance and efficiency, according to Knirsch.

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New 2017 Audi A8 to Get Electric Turbos, Hybrid and Self-Driving Tech

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