2018 Audi A8 Sedan Release Date

The upcoming Audi A8 sedan will remove the front drive system and shift them to the Volkswagen Group’s MSB, or Modular Standard Platform.

As reported by Car and Driver website, the BMW competitor gets the chance to share its underpinning with the one used by Porsche Panamera and Bentley Continental.

The statement is emphasized by the R&D leader, Wolfgang Duerheimer who just has been hired by Audi, is the man behind the great responsibility to merge the VW Group’s platforms and put the 2016 A8 into the list.

The latest A8 use the MLB platform which is also applied in almost all the Audi series from the A4 to the A7 and also the Q5. MLB is created to be the longitudinal standard prepared to medium range front wheel and all wheel drive products.

The details shows the use of Modularer Standardantrieb-Baukasten as the front engine, rear wheel drive system, with the availability to enhance the medium engine or rear engine features.

The MSB’s general string is the rear wheel drive system, similar to the features used by the senior rival BMW and Mercedes. Generally, the company with popular four wheel logo still provides the all wheel drive system for another choice.

Another excellence provided by MSB is that the architecture can manage more power than MLB, this feature puts Audi above all Germany car manufacture.

A8 is considered to be low volume car which ready to enter the large range market strategy, spreading overall cost of development across three VW Group brands.

Even if the Audi decides to change the new A8 system becomes rear wheel drive, the MSB structure will also follow through its steel construction.

Generally A8 is constructed from high density aluminum. Actually the material is quite expensive thus the switching to steel will create a big contrast to Audi’s blue print of A8. The 2018 Audi A8 Release Date is predicted to be around 2017.

Source: TheNextCars