A member of the Rvag.com community has caught a 2011 Audi A8 prototype undergoing testing in Puebla, Mexico.
A member of the Rvag.com community has caught a Volkswagen Group prototype undergoing testing in Puebla, Mexico.
While we're not 100 percent positive what model this is, it appears the prototype may be the new Audi A8 judging by its overall profile and a few other clues.
It is possible the protoype could also be the new mid-size sedan (NMS). If this is the case, it will be one of the first times the NMS has been caught on "film."
However, when comparing to previous Audi A8 prototype spy photos taken at the Nurburgring in Germany, we can see the same LED daytime driving lights integrated into the headlamps as well as the same exact wheels. Also, the sail panel portion of the C-pillar is showing some funky faux coverings on both prototypes.
Clearly the Puebla location is significant as Volkswagen has a plant there which manufactures Jetta/Bora and New Beetle models, however, we're a bit baffled as to why the Audi A8 prototype would be testing in Mexico. This isn't the hottest time of year there.
The next-generation 2011 Audi A8 is expected to debut sometime next year, possibly as the Geneva auto salon in March, or perhaps later at the Paris show in September.
Big thanks to Toni for the tip!