The Audi A8 is a full-size luxury sedan expected, but it is a lot smaller than suggested by its generous dimensions. These virtues, along with standard quattro all-wheel drive and a wide variety of powerful, yet efficient engines, make this a very attractive option for the Audi A8 executive sedan buyers. The Audi A8 gets a mid-cycle update for latest model year, the gaining fresh styling, revised twin-turbo V8 and a number of new technology options.
The Audi A8 looks a lot like a super ized version other sedan models from Audi, with a “single frame” front grille, LED accent light and graceful curved side windows, One might wish for a distinctive look, while others find the classy, simple sheet to be a good match for the relaxed attitude of a large luxury sedan. As the space frame that lies beneath that exterior walls are made of aluminum, almost all of the Audi A8. This means that the big Audi is one of the easier rides in his competition record, quattro with its standard AWD system that benefits all of the handling to save fuel.
Audi has long been known for his mastery of the Interior and the Audi A8 confirmed that reputation with exquisite fabrics and a handsome layout. There is plenty of room for five and in perfect comfort to sit, and a variety of optional luxury cabin make the experience really first class: heated, ventilated and massaging front and the rear seats, four-zone climate control, a rear-seat entertainment system with dual -10-inch screens, and an incredible 19 speakers, 1200 watt Bang & Olufsen sound system with speakers that rise out of the dashboard in a neat piece of theater at startup.
The Audi A8 Navigation and entertainment functions are accessed through Audi’s MMI system, which includes a new touch pad for entering destinations or other information by writing of numbers and letters with your finger. It is one of the more intuitive infotainment setup on the market, although some users find that its location at the base of the center console requires a bit of a reach. The navigation system includes Audi Connect, which offers in-car Internet connectivity and the industry’s first Google Earth integration, complete with panoramic views and a high-resolution 3D satellite and aerial images. For those who need extra space, the Audi A8 L 5.4 inch model offers additional wheelbase, which directly translate to more rear seat legroom.
Audi A8 Engine
The Audi A8 is a choice of two engines with charging. There is also the 520-PS-S8 for those searching for rocketship acceleration. The standard is a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 that provide 333 horsepower, and 328 lb-ft of torque. Rated fuel economy at 18 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Improve performance with emphasis on the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, which have 435 horsepower good for and 406 lb-ft of torque. The several publications have reported that the V8-equipped A8 is able slipped from zero to 60 mph in four seconds, which is impressive fleet for such a large machine. Despite the additional output, the V8 is approximately equal to the V6 fuel economy with a 17/28 mpg rating.
For those who can inspire more of the Audi A8 L with a massive 6.3-liter W12, which are endowed with torque churns out 500 hp and 463 of a still lb-ft. Not surprisingly, the tradeoff for all that power is an alcohol problem: Efficiency at 13/21 mpg rated only. The A8 L also offers a 3.0-liter turbo diesel V6. Good for a small car like 24/36 mpg, it spits out 240 hp and 406 lb-ft of twist.
The Audi A8 is equipped with a full air suspension that contributes to the pillow ride to be expected, but also provides unusually nimble handling. Are attracted to suppress Dynamics earlier with the optional Sport Plus package, the adaptive dampers, dynamic steering a rear sport differential, the torque curve on the outside rear wheel in turns sends to under-steer brings. An Audi Drive Select system offers the driver a choice between different chassis, steering, transmission and engine calibrations.
Audi A8 Features
The Audi A8 is well-equipped with leather upholstery, heated and electrically adjustable front seats, a navigation system with SiriusXM Traffic, a 14-speaker, 630 watt Bose AM / FM / CD / SiriusXM / HD radio surround sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, a sunroof, a power rear sunshade, dual-zone climate control, LED tail lights, adaptive xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights and 19-inch alloy wheels.
Several different option packages. The driver assistance package brings adaptive cruise control, a 360-degree bird’s-eye view camera system Audi pre-sense plus, Audi side assist and lane assist and auto-dimming beam. The Audi A8 Sport Plus package adds adaptive damping, a sport differential and dynamic steering. The Audi A8 Premium Package includes 22-way power-adjustable front seats with ventilation and massage, full-LED headlights, Audi side assist and Audi pre sense rear.
The Audi A8 Luxury Package pampers with stitched diamond Valcona leather seats, extended leather trim, sports front seats, alcantara headliner and dual-panel acoustic glass. The Audi A8 Cold Weather package includes a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats and the rear seat pass-through with ski bag. The warm weather package adds power rear sunshades and four-zone climate control. Audi A8 Stand-alone options include night vision assistant with pedestrian detection and recognition of the animal, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, a head-up display and a rear entertainment system.
Audi A8 Safety
All A8 models come standard with dual front, front knee, front, back, and full-length side curtain airbags in addition to traction and stability control systems. The optional safety features include active lane assist, which warns the driver when the A8 into a side track and can even easy to steer the car back to the original lane. There are also Audi pre sense to recognize the obstacles in front of the A8 and the brakes to prevent or mitigate their severity may crash. Finally, Audi side assist warns the driver when the vehicle is in the A8 is blind spots behind.
Audi A8 Competitors
There is something for everyone in the full-size luxury sedan class, which plays the Audi A8. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7 Series are segment stalwarts that have been improved and refined over several decades, the Jaguar XJ a cutting edge look inside and out, to go with a well-stocked chassis and the Lexus LS 460 speaks that form, the value and luxury here are the main points.