UPDATE: You can now read our first review of the 2019 Audi A8

Audi has spent the past several months previewing various aspects of its new 2019 A8 Sedan, the flagship of its 4-door fleet that will get its full reveal next week. The latest bit of news to break is this profile view of the automaker’s primo sedan which joins other images already out, including those from its appearance at the recent premiere of the latest Spiderman movie. Eschewing avant garde in favor of elegant edge, the new A8 does borrow a fair bit of its character from the Audi Prologue Concept first seen in 2014 and itself destined to set the pattern for the upcoming Audi A9 uber-coupe due slightly later. While not the most daring design, even this moody preview image shows the Gen IV A8 makes an elegant statement that will be rendered in lightweight aluminum body panels set off with a new take on the firm’s Singleframe grille treatment and cool laser/LED lighting signatures.

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Other notable tech highlights of the new 2019 Audi A8 include:

New, exceptionally strong and light multi-medium core structure that includes aluminum, steel, carbon fiber and magnesium.

A mild-hybrid drivetrain with a belt alternator starter and a 10Ah lithium-ion battery pack that works with the new A8’s 48-volt main power system.

Electronically controlled fully active suspension that incorporates an electric motor at each wheel to reduce roll in corners, eliminate pitching under acceleration/braking and recognize/counter road imperfections.

An on-board camera array that causes the vehicle to automatically elevate by up to 3.1 inches in the case of an impending side impact to present a hard contact point that helps minimize potential injuries to passengers.

Quattro AWD system that includes dynamic all-wheel steering to provide optimized feedback and responsiveness.

A state-of-the-art Audi AI system that will offer extensive autonomous capability.

Complete details and more images of the all-new 2019 Audi A8 will be released on July 11.

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