The Sleuth has been informed that Volkswagen’s up-market label is readying a top-of-the-line flagship model that will run in the same league as the Mercedes-Benz S-class as well as the upcoming BMW 8-series. The designated A9 will reportedly be based on the current A8, but with its own unique styling and an all-electric power system with an expected range of 300 miles derived from a 95-kilowatt lithium-ion battery pack. Among the A9’s other features will be semi-autonomous driving capability. The A9 likely won’t be available until the 2019 model year, at the earliest.

Standaufnahme    Farbe: Daytongrau Perleffekt

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The Audi A8, pictured, has always been the top model from the automaker, but rumors persist of a new A9 that would push up the price and content boundaries. (PHOTO: AUDI)

Audi dresses a brand new luxury model to the ‘9s’: