The iconic Audi A8 takes on a new shape with some luxury, performance, and technology upgrades.
Audi prides itself on offering a fleet of vehicles that carry the perfect balance of luxury and performance. The A8 model continues to act as a staple for the German automotive manufacturer, continuing the 4th generation luxury sedan as a symbol of prestige status. Audi is proud to present its new redesign of the A8 with an updated design, technology, and performance features.
The exterior of the new Audi A8 includes a Singleframe grill that is now wider with chrome angles that increase in size from bottom to top adorn its grid. The side air intakes are more upright and just as freshly styled as the headlights, whose lower edge on the outside creates a distinctive contour. Stretched lines in the body of the car emphasize its length, wide wheel arches hint at the standard Quattro drive system. Beyond the basic exterior, Audi is offering its customers the chrome exterior package and, for the first time in the A8, the new S line exterior package. The A8 has a wheelbase of 9.8-feet, a length of 17-feet, a width of 6.4-feet, and a height of 4.8-feet.
The interior layout of the new Audi A8 features its iconic spacious luxury setting with available options for an ambient light option. Each passenger experiences premium comfort with the ability to choose the relaxation seat package, which includes a back massage with 18 pneumatic cushions, electrically adjustable comfort headrests, an optional continuous center console. The interior layout is also available with optional fold-out tables, four-zone deluxe automatic air conditioning, and the new screens in the rear. They include an Audi design selection in pastel silver and the S line interior in black, merlot red, or cognac.
New technology is added to the A8 platform, which starts in the hands of the driver in the form of assistance packages. The “City” assist package includes intersection assist, cross-traffic assist, side assist, exit warning, and the Audi pre sense 360° safety system, which induces a side crash enhancement in combination with the active suspension. The “Tour” assist package, which is standard in Germany, is particularly comprehensive. Its central system is adaptive cruise assist, which adjusts longitudinal and lateral guidance throughout the vehicle’s speed range. Behind the assistance systems in the Audi A8 is the central driver assistance controller, which continuously calculates a model of the environment.
To begin with, the enhanced Audi A8 is available with three motorizations. As a V6 engine, the 3.0 TFSI draws its power from three liters of displacement. The 4.0 TFSI, which is available for the A8 and the S8 in various output levels, distributes its four liters of displacement to eight cylinders. In the version for the A8 models, the 4.0 TFSI generates 454-horsepower and 487-ft. lb. of torque. These create very sporty performance: the A8 60 TSFI Quattro and the A8 L 60 TFSI Quattro both sprint from zero to 60mph in 4.4 seconds. One highlight of the V8 is the cylinder on-demand system (COD), which temporarily deactivates four cylinders for moderate driving. In brief, the A8 is also available as a Diesel engine; a plug-in hybrid model (PHEV) will follow. View all current Audi A8 models for sale on duPont REGISTRY by clicking the link below.
Source: Audi USA