A few days ago we mentioned that Audi was keeping their new flagship model under wraps in a purpose built pavilion in Miami Beach. Well last night the German automaker took off the covers and rolled the all new for 2011 Audi A8 luxury limousine out onto the stage after hearing from actress Lucy Liu and the car’s head designer as we awaited the luminescent sculpture that dropped down from the ceiling right before the actual reveal.
With art being a major theme of the night’s conversation, it was nice to hear the German designer talk about the fact that if something doesn’t work and the function isn’t there then it doesn’t matter how beautiful the body is because it just won’t work. Well the new A8 looks a bit smaller then it did before thanks to the large sedan’s sportier lines and wraparound LED lamps. On the inside is the A8 features technologies like a touch pad that you can write on using your finger like a stylus, luxurious ambient lighting and a pair of the most comfortable hip hugging well bolstered back seats of any car on the market today. It would also appear that Audi is trying to push alternative fuels on the U.S. market because of the vast assortment of fuel efficient diesel burning options that will be made available in the new A8 .
Video after the jump.