The new Audi A8 is destined to be a movie star even before it is officially presented to the public. Marvel film Spider-Man: Homecoming will be screened around the world in July, however before that the film premiere will take place in Los Angeles on 28th June, starring the new A8 L alongside Peter Parker.
Tom Halland plays the lead role of 'Peter Parker' who is driven around in a scene by 'Happy Hogan' played by Jon Favreau in Audi's flagship A8 L. The scene features the sedan's front end and side. Also, the new A8's innovative driving features have been showcased. The scene continues with 'Happy' taking his hands off the steering wheel and the car turns on its own. Audi A8 takes over when the Audi AI traffic jam pilot is turned on.
There are two other Audi cars making guest appearances in the film - 'Tony Stark' played by Robert Downey Jr drives an Audi R8 V10 Spyder and Peter Parker has an Audi TTS Roadster. The new A8 will be officially showcased for the public on 11th July at the Audi Summit in Barcelona, Spain.
Audi says its new A8 will offer Level 3 self-driving capability in traffic jams at speeds of up to 60 kmph. Level 3 is where the car can handle certain situations with no need for monitoring by the driver. The car will also be able to handle some parking maneuvers on its own.
The latest evolution of the Volkswagen Group's MLB platform will be underpinning the new A8, and it is expected to come with V6, V8 and W12 engine options. The A8 will feature a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. The new A8 will go on sale in 2018, as a 2019 model.