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drugmirko
12-29-2004, 02:55 PM
it looks like that they decided at Audi, to go all the way and make all of their models to look like an egg to egg <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/sleep.gif" BORDER="0"> .... so, A8 is going to get new grille:<p><IMG SRC="http://img84.exs.cx/img84/4986/412291195128audi2tu.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>source autoscoops.tk/niews

r0b
12-29-2004, 03:33 PM
Naaaa...On this pic is the W12! I'm wondering if the others models are going to look like this one too!<br>(lp, v lj :) )

BenFarkas
12-29-2004, 03:40 PM
Most likely, since that is the "new" company grill at audi, and eventually, all Audi's will have that grill

Ascariss
12-29-2004, 05:23 PM
It was inevitable that the A8 sedan, excluding the A8 W12 would receive the new grill. All Audi's will have this grill and you can't stop it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/aliensmiley.gif" BORDER="0">

sc43018
12-29-2004, 05:54 PM
I thought that was already announced/ presented by audi that the A8 (as with the already shown A4) was definately gonna get the shield grill. Why is this thread new news?

Hornbag
12-29-2004, 06:04 PM
Well it was shown on a long wheelbase version i think, i looks nice anyway. Is that all we get, a new grille? What about other changes?

RS
12-29-2004, 11:37 PM
yeah there obviously would have to be other changes beside the grill and maybe the steering wheel. I expect this car to have a 7-8 year run before they do a redesign, therefore a facelift with more changes like engines wouldn't be bad. but not yet. Maybe for 2007 or so <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>They have to keep up with BMW 7er facelift and power.

velsatis
12-30-2004, 01:46 AM
Already a facelift???? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> I understand they have to (try) to keep in touch with the S-Class but I still think this is way to soon and frustrating for the ones that have bought already the A8 but anyway it was predicable from Volkswagen <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0">

the future
12-30-2004, 03:27 AM
I don't think that Audi only changes the grille. They must also change the front lights. Otherwise one wouldn't recognize it as an Audi. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The front lights must look like this:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.audi.ch/audi/img/mod_a4_lim_img_gross_2.jpg" BORDER="0">

Hornbag
12-30-2004, 04:42 PM
true freeezer. they would have have to done some minor changes to the tail lamps as well, mabey just new insides? Audi's new look rox tho!

A8inPA
12-30-2004, 07:43 PM
hi guys,<p>i just picked up a brand new A8 swb last night.<br>i'm not surprised by the change to the new front end.<br>i don't think Audi needed to do it just yet but in the end<br>if helps them sell cars they should go for it. i like the new <br>grill as well as the current one. either way i think that the<br>A8 is the best looking automobile in its class...i am biased of course <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

CARSRTHEWORLD
12-31-2004, 03:38 AM
there was a advert for the new A8 W12 last night on Channel 4, if this is official, whys it in the spy shots area?

Treiber
12-31-2004, 06:43 AM
The A8 W12 was the first Audi model to sport the single-frame grille. It has since filtered down to A6 sedan and avant, A4 sedan and avant & A3 Sportback.<p>I'm sure the rest of the A8 variants will receive this grille, along with other sheet metal changes, when its midlife facelift is due.

RS
12-31-2004, 09:53 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CARSRTHEWORLD</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">there was a advert for the new A8 W12 last night on Channel 4, if this is official, whys it in the spy shots area?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>We are talking about non-W12 A8 Audis, coz they still don't have the single frame grill. Only Audi A8 <B>W12</B> has the single frame grill.

CARSRTHEWORLD
12-31-2004, 09:57 AM
sorry <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0">

drugmirko
03-05-2005, 04:01 PM
<br>and, here it is... in the best manner of collective: " we are the Borg... resistance is futile, you will be asimilated..." so, it's assimilated:<p><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/65264.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>source autobildt.de

Tidal
03-05-2005, 04:20 PM
I loved this car. I really did. And i still want to love it, but i can't, not anymore. Oh Audi... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0">

Hornbag
03-05-2005, 05:21 PM
Some one should block this thread, and put in in the new car section...<p>But i have found love! OMG, that is beautiful, i have to have one! Any changes inside?

Andre
03-05-2005, 06:11 PM
Hehe, it's been assimilated<p>I saw a W12 before its introduction... it was at a dealer presentation here and I happened to pass it downtown<p>My personal opinion on the nose is that it looks like a freight train is coming down the street towards you

knicks125
03-05-2005, 08:11 PM
i have a hunch that the whole new grille thing could end up hurt audi in the long run<p>as that said, i like the a8, i always liked the a8, i still do, just not the grille

Gromit
03-06-2005, 04:38 AM
I think the grille suits the A8 and the reworked A6 (which I like a lot).<p>It's less satisfactory on the new A3 (despite which, I still like that car's styling).<p>It doesn't work at all on the A4, which Audi has just managed to transform from Cinderella into an ugly sister. Blecch!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0">

IcedG35
03-06-2005, 10:35 AM
I just saw the facelifted A4 with the new grille...it loook aweful. it makes the car look so small<br>

r3vilo
03-06-2005, 01:00 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MBcrazE</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I just saw the facelifted A4 with the new grille...it loook aweful. it makes the car look so small<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>I don't think that the new grille makes it look better or worse, just different. With the new shield grille, Audis now look more sporty, rather than the elegant ones before. On the A6, the grille looks amazing, on the A4, I think it looks nice aswell. The A8, I've never really liked, I think I'd go for the funky 7-er, or the classy S-class. But I really can't see why people hate the new grille on the A4 so much. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

LSS_C6
03-06-2005, 03:47 PM
What Audi is going to do is to use the W12 grill in all A8`s versions! The same thing should happen with the usage of the front of the A3 Sportback on the 3doors version!

phi
03-07-2005, 05:48 AM
just compare it to the new passat grill<p><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/65623.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/65623.jpg</A><p>&lt;irony&gt;just look at the differences - amaaaazing&lt;/irony&gt;<p>i think the design departments of vw/audi were outsourced

OA4E
03-07-2005, 01:27 PM
With the new A8, Audi changes and adds some details. For example, adaptive light now includes curve light and a new high end sound system will be offered. Developed with Bang & Olufsen, it will have 1000W.

Denali
03-08-2005, 03:10 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DVieira</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I loved this car. I really did. And i still want to love it, but i can't, not anymore. Oh Audi... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>im with u on this one all the way, that grill mess up the flagship, i truly like this car over the S-class, 7 series n LS 400 all 2004 models, if i had the cash i would get the small grill version

AM2
03-08-2005, 03:19 AM
Other than the badges and standard wheels(?), do the V8 A8's now look identical to the W12 A8s?