The 2014 Audi A8 Quattro is a all-wheel-drive luxury sedan that is available in regular and long-wheelbase versions, the latter being identified by an L badges and awarded with 5 inches of legroom in the rear. The 2014 Audi A8 Trim levels include 3.0T, 3.0TL, L 3.0 TDI, 4.0t, 4.0t L and L W12. Each designation corresponds to the wheelbase and engine type. The powerful Audi S8 is checked separately.
The 2014 Audi A8 3.0T base standard features for comes with 19-inch wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, a sunroof, adaptive air suspension, dual-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming and the power-folding mirrors, the heated 12-way adjustable front seats with driver memory, a power tilt-telescopic steering wheel, aluminum and the wood interior trim, power rear sunshade, the power-operated trunk lid and soft-close doors. Electronic functions in the cabin are keyless ignition, a navigation system, the rearview camera, Audi’s MMI electronics interface along voice control, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a Bose surround sound system with CD player and an iPod interface , Also included is Audi Connect.
Although the 2014 Audi A8 3.0T is well equipped, there are the number of options available. With the warm weather package you get four-zone climate control, power rear side window sunshades. An extended leather package enclosing the armrests, center console and steering wheel airbag cover in leather. On the long L 3.0 T model, the warm weather package extended leather package and piano black interior inserts are included.
On both wheelbase can choose 3.0T buyer to add the Premium Package, which includes console 22-way multi-contour front seats with ventilation and air massage, full-LED headlights, a blind-spot warning system and a rear impact protection system. A Cold Weather package adds a heated steering wheel, a ski bag for rear seat pass-through and heated rear seats. A Luxury package includes a faux suede headliner, Updated leather upholstery and dual-pane glass. The Audi rear Seat Comfort Plus package includes a five-passenger configuration with separate power rear outboard seats with ventilation and massage, and passenger seat adjustment from the back seat.
For a sportier 2014 Audi A8 Sport Plus package is a sport-tuned adaptive air suspension steering and a rear locking differential. Finally, the driver assistance package contains a top-view camera system; adaptive cruise control; a lane departure warning, the deluxe Pre-Sense Plus version of Audi collision warning and brake system; and automatic main beam control. The 2014 Audi A8 stand-alone options include a panoramic sunroof, a solar sunroof, a premium of Bang & Olufsen sound system, a night vision camera and a rear-seat entertainment system.
The 2014 Audi A8 4.0t model has the same basic features as the 3.0T model, except for the addition of active noise cancellation, while the TDI L and L are 4.0t as the equipped L 3.0T. These models have special equipment like the 3.0T models, but are additionally equipped with an Audi design selection package that adds full leather seats, dual-pane glass, unique stitching and piping, an Alcantara headliner and the unique wood and aluminum interior trim offered.
The 2014 Audi A8 prestige level L W12 is essentially a fully loaded, four-seat version of the long version of the model, which is driven by a 12-cylinder engine. It contains all of the characteristics listed above, with the exception of the adaptive cruise control, Solar Sunroof, Premium Bang & Olufsen audio and night vision camera – all that remains stand -alone options. Also note that 2014 Audi A8 L W12 rolls on 20-inch wheels and is fitted with standard adaptive steering. Optionally, the Executive rear seat comfort package. It includes a rear reclining seat with a driven footrest, a 10-way power front passenger seat, a refrigerated ice box and a 115-volt outlet. There is also the W12 driver assistance package, adaptive cruise control, a lane departure warning and collision warning and brake system. Other optional packages for the 2014 Audi A8 W12 are the sports package and the Audi Design Selection package.
2014 Audi A8 Interior
As Audi’s flagship product, is of the 2014 Audi A8, the best thing the company has to offer. Thanks to the exquisite materials, combined with impeccable craftsmanship, the cabin is one of the most beautiful in all flagship luxury sedan. As might be expected, the comfort is a priority and the A8 delivers in heaping portions. The improved seats in the premium package found fit in so many ways that Audi needed to invent an advanced means of control, and they eventually ensure that drivers of any size or shape is optimal ergonomic positioning engine to find countless miles away , Rear seat comfort is also notable, especially in the long version, offering an expansive 43 inches of legroom in the rear.
For technology lovers, offers Audi Multi Media Interface is a long list of functions by a crystal clear display. It’s a bit of a learning curve to it but is, with a little time to take control of a variety of systems becomes second nature. The 2014 Audi A8 unique remote touch-pad also serves as a radio preset panel. It may seem like an unnecessary novelty at first glance, but it turns out to be as useful as it is to be cool. If it seems a complaint that occur more than others, it would be the lack of 2014 Audi A8 trunk. At a paltry 13.2 cubic feet of cargo capacity is far below that of its competitors by far and insufficient luggage for four adults.
2014 Audi A8 Engine
Powering the base model 2014 Audi A8 is a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 that provide 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. All this power is passed through an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. When considering a long wheelbase L 3.0T with the optional Sport Plus package accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds, which is faster than any V6-powered competitors and directly to the pace of that packaging V8. Also standard on the V6 is an automatic start-stop function, which switches engine off when the car comes to a stop. It helps to fuel consumption, increase very good for these types of cars in an EPA-estimated 18 mpg city / 28 mpg highway and 21 mpg in combined driving for both wheelbase.
A addition this year is a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V6 engine with 240 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. In our tests, an A8 TDI took 6.3 seconds to accelerate upto 60 mph. At 24 mpg city / 36 mpg highway and 28 mpg combined fuel consumption with this engine is exceptional, and the engine comes only with long-configuration. The 4.0-liter turbo V8 producing 420 hp and 444 lb-ft of torque. Stop-start, and an eight-speed transmission and all-wheel drive as standard. In the test, an A8 L 4.0t ran to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds. The EPA estimates of 17 mpg city should 4.0t / 28 combined mpg highway and 21 mpg, or almost the same as earning the supercharged V6. The L 4.0t only slightly to 16/26/19 mpg thirst.
Audi 2014 Audi A8 come with the 6.3-liter W12 engine with a long wheelbase configuration. The 12-cylinder engine makes 500 horsepower and 463 pounds-ft of torque. As with all standard A8s, an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. With a weight of about 200 pounds more than the 4.0t L, the A8 L W12 will reach 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, according to Audi. The EPA estimates fuel economy at 13/21/16 mpg.
2014 Audi A8 Safety
Standard safety equipment for every 2014 Audi A8 includes antilock brakes, stability and traction control, full-length side curtain airbags, front and rear seat side airbags and active front head restraints. A rearview camera is standard on most A8s, while the W12 is an improved camera array with a top-view display. A blind-spot monitoring and lane departure warning offered in an available option packages. Is also optional Pre-Sense Plus, the radar of the Adaptive Cruise Control system used to monitor traffic and warns the driver if a potential collision is detected, the brakes. A night vision camera is a stand-alone option.
In brake testing 2014 Audi A8, V6-powered optional with summer tires, the car came to a stop from 60 mph in an impressively short 104 meters. With the same tires, the TDI model needs only 109 meters. An A8 3.0T with all-season tires delivered us to a stop in 121 meters, the average similarly equipped cars in the class. An A8 L 4.0t with all-season tires came to a stop from 60 mph in 114 feet.