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The Audi A8 has been in production since 1994 and thousands have been sold in the Netherlands. If you need a windscreen replacement for your Audi A8, there are several possibilities. Choosing after market glass is without a doubt the cheapest solution without compromising on quality. But before we look any further at this, we'll take a closer look at the Audi A8. A special model from Germany where many different firsts can be seen and where Audi had to watch out for the Volkswagen Phaeton. How was that possible?

The first generation of the Audi A8

The first generation of the Audi A8 brings us straight to a nice Trivia fact. The car is built on the D2 platform, the first D platform of the Volkswagen group. Although the Volkswagen Phaeton is built on the D1 platform, the D2 platform is older. Strange guys, those Germans.

The Audi A8 was presented to the public in 1994. Striking achievement is that this spacious sedan has a completely aluminium body. It is the first time that Audi uses its own Audi Space Frame concept
(ASF) and this time directly with a car with a fully aluminium platform. The A8 was also produced as an extra-long edition (Audi A8L), which provides much more legroom for the people in the back seat.

The first generation of the Audi A8 got a facelift in 1999. Small things such as the colours, changes in the interior and a larger mirror on the passenger's side were changed.

The second generation since 2003

The second generation of the Audi A8 was launched in 2003. The main focus was on developing a sporty limousine, without immediately becoming an S-series model. Audi had no choice but to develop a sporty limousine. With the Volkswagen Phaeton, the Volkswagen group already had a comfortable limousine that was well on the market. And since Audi is part of the same Volkswagen group, they couldn't compete with this model.

That's why Audi focused on LED technology for the car's headlights, FSI injection technology for the petrol engines and common-rail injection for the diesel engines to create a sporty model. Since the second generation of the A8 is bigger, it's not surprising that the engines also got a little more power.

Do I know the second generation from the Transporterfilms?

That's quite possible: the Audi A8 W12 was used by Jason Stratham
in Transporter 2 and 3.
The W12 stands for the 12-cylinder under the bonnet with 450 hp power. This version of the Audi A8 is seen together with the Audi S8 as the top models of this line, mainly because of the horsepower of both models.

The facelift from 2007

The facelift from 2007 was not much, in terms of the engines. The basic engine became a 2.8-litre V6 FSIe. And it's all about the 'e'. Audi had to work with the engines, because there was a lot of criticism on the inefficient cars of the brand. With the e-series in the engine range, the Audi A8 models also became much more efficient and emissions were reduced.

The third generation on a new platform

The third generation of the A8 is built on the MPL platform, using ASF technology to keep the weight as low as possible. The wheelbase of this model is just under 3 metres, bringing the total length to well over 5 metres. The third generation comes standard with four-wheel drive (quattro) with the well-known 40:60 ratio.

This model is also available as an extra-long version (Audi A8L) for the Chinese market, with a completely redesigned W12 engine that ensures that this enormous beast can get from 0 to 100 within five seconds. In addition, the consumption of the new engine is more than ten percent lower than the previous version of the W12 engine.

The fourth generation of the Audi A8

The fourth generation (2017) of the Audi A8 looks particularly futuristic thanks to the inspiration of the Audi A9, which is clearly visible in the Audi A8 D5. Although the latest generation is bigger, the weight is lower than the weight of its predecessors. The biggest differences are mainly due to the looks and technical features of the car itself. For example, two touchscreens in the Audi A8 allow you to manage most of the functions.

In addition, the Audi A8 is a car that allows autonomous driving on level 3. In concrete terms, this means that the car can drive itself up to speeds of 60 kilometres per hour. In addition, there is always a Virtual Cockpit
present in the models from the fourth generation onwards.

But Audi remains Audi. You can equip the latest Audi A8 with various options, such as a Bang & Olufsen audio system (more or less Audi's showpiece), special leather on the seats and special comfort seats. Each and every one of these options allows you to make the Audi A8 as expensive as you want it to be.

Is the Audi A8 a success?

The Audi A8 is a pioneer in many areas and has given Audi a platform to do what it likes to do: make strong, luxurious and comfortable cars. The fact that the market for the Volkswagen Phaeton had to be avoided has undoubtedly had consequences for the sales figures.

Nevertheless, almost 4000 copies of the Audi A8 were sold in the Netherlands, a remarkable amount for a car in the higher segment that is still being produced. After all, the fourth generation is not that old yet.

When should your Audi A8 windscreen be replaced?

The windscreen of your Audi A8 needs to be replaced if there is any damage to the windscreen in the driver's field of vision. Driving with a crack in the windscreen is dangerous because light can be reflected in a strange way and this leads to glare. In addition, windscreen damage on a luxurious car like the Audi A8 is just a thorn in the side.

Can I replace the windscreen of my Audi A8 myself?

No, unless you are a specialist in the field of car window replacement for your Audi. Are you a car mechanic or do you know someone who can install the new Audi A8 windscreen, then you can simply order the new windscreen from us without installation.

In all other cases, our certified experts will replace your windscreen. Since the car window can be replaced at your home, you don't have to drive to a garage or other location with window damage. This is practical if you have not enough time or if the windscreen damage is so serious that you no longer want to drive the car.

Save on the cost of replacing your Audi A8 windscreen

Do you want to save on the costs of a new windscreen, but don't want to compromise on quality? Then you have come to the right place. If you choose after market automotive glass, then you choose car windows of the highest quality, but at the same time at a lower price because there is no brand logo on the window. This also means that this window can be sold by our specialists, and not only by the dealer, as is the case with branded glass. And this leads to advantageous prices.

Windscreen Audi A8 1994-2002 from:

€ 219.00

Windscreen Audi A8 2004-2010 from:

€ 379.00

Windscreen Audi A8 2010-2017 from:

€ 459.00

Optional installation:

€ 100.00 (NL) - € 130.00 (BE)

Can't find the right windscreen for your Audi A8? Then please contact us so that we can help you further.