The Audi A8 offers a world-class driving experience along with the Euro-styled exteriors. The new model is not much different from the outgoing model though the 5-seater luxury sedan offers some few add-ons inside the cabin. The ongoing version gets 3122 long wheelbases, ensuring spacious cabin area. The exterior body is way to impressive and carries a single frame grille, lower edge LED headlight unit, redesign rear bumper with rhomboid tailpipes and much more. The A8 comes with an option of two petrol and two diesel mills. Under the petrol badging is present a 3.0L and 4.0L TFSI engine, churning 310 hp and 435 hp of power respectively. As for the TDI tag, Audi had a 3.0L and 4.2L mills, giving out 258 hp and 385 hp respectively.
The A8L is powered by an initial 3.0L TFSI supercharged V6 engine that churns out a maximum power of 310 hp. A 4.0 V8 twin turbo TFSI mill is also present that is known to generate a maximum power of 435 hp. The engine comes mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that drives it via an all-wheel-drive system. It takes around 4.5 seconds for the 4.0L TFSI engine to accelerate from zero to 100 kmph. However, the diesel-powered A8L TDI gets a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 and 4.2L engine that effortlessly generates 258 hp and 385 hp of power.
The exterior offers a bold outlook and eye-catching design pattern across the body. The front fascia carries the elegant and gloomy LED running lights. The best thing is that all the models get equipped with full-LED headlights. It measures 5265 mm in length, 1949 mm in width and stands tall at 1471mm. It offers a wheelbase measuring 3122 mm.
The present generation A8L offers an array of cabin features that includes amazing Valcona leather upholstery extended to doors, dash, and console area. The front seats are power-adjustable along with four-way power lumbar and are integrated with ventilation and massage function. The dash carries a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel along with power sunshades for both the rear side and windows. The centre console comes with MMI control element that takes care of numerous functions including navigation and multimedia. .
2016 A8 L offers an array of safety features that protect both the driver and the passengers. Some of the prominent safety features are full-length side curtain airbags, stability and traction control, antilock brakes, rearview camera rear, and front and side airbags with knee airbags. A8 L also features Audi's Pre-Sense system that optimises seatbelts to pretension and closes sunroof in case of heavy braking. The adaptive cruise control option alerts the driver for any front collision and activates brakes instantly. Other driver assistance features include a lane-keeping assist system, side plus top-view camera system, a blind-spot monitoring system, and a night vision system.
A8 L offers power in abundance and has an impressive fuel efficiency. The 3.0L TDI diesel trim offers top of the class fuel economy of 16.95 kmpl, while the 4.2 TDI model offers an impressive torque. The Sedan accelerates with awesome smoothness all due to its 12 cylinder engine. The suspension and steering is well-tuned that allows the sedan to go easily around tight corners. The cabin remains quiet on highways and offers athletic handling and comfort.
MANILA: It is no secret that Audi has been facing tough competition in the high-end premium sedan segment ever since Mercedes-Benz came out with their new S-Class in 2014. Moreover, BMW too released the sixth generation 7-Series sedan last year, thus enhancing pressure on the four-ringed German automaker to refresh its A8 sedan, which has been left...