While this teaser won't knock your socks off, what you're looking at here is the first official teaser shot of the new Audi A8. The photo shows Audi's new headlamp system made fully of LEDs but there's more to it than just that.
"In the new Audi A8, the turn signal lights will now indicate the turning direction in an innovative way, which has the potential to significantly enhance traffic safety," Audi said in a statement. "That is because the lights provide a visual signal that can be clearly and quickly perceived, even at long distances and in poor visibility."
Each headlight is made up 19 LEDs arranged in a strip that is divided into seven blocks. Each tail light consists of 24 LEDs in eight segments. When flashing, the blocks are sequentially activated at 20 millisecond intervals from the inside outwards. After 150 milliseconds, all LEDs are bright and after another 250 milliseconds they illuminate with full intensity.
Audi has always been quite innovative when it comes to headlamps and tail lights.
The 2015 Audi A8 will make its world debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Based on the 2014 CLA-Class, Mercedes-Benz has released the first official details and images of the upcoming GLA-Class compact luxury SUV. The model will make its public world debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and will go on sale in the United States in the fall of 2014.
The first compact SUV by Mercedes-Benz measures 173.9" in length, 71" width and 58.8" in height. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is also the first Mercedes-Benz to be available with the new-generation permanent all-wheel drive system 4MATIC, with fully variable torque distribution.
"With the compact GLA we add a fifth attractive SUV variant to the Mercedes-Benz model portfolio in this constantly growing segment. The GLA impresses mainly with its progressive character and agile handling," says Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing Mercedes-Benz Cars. "So I am very confident that the GLA with its fascinating design and high everyday practicality will fill many new customers with enthusiasm for the Mercedes-Benz brand."
Power for the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class comes from a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine making 208-hp with a peak torque of 258 lb-ft. When the model goes on sale next year, it will be known as the GLA250. An 360-hp AMG version will follow shortly after.
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 will first go on sale with 4Matic and the front-wheel drive GLA250 will arrive in early 2015.