The Audi A8 is a four-door, full-size luxury sedan manufactured and marketed by the German automaker Audi since 1994. The successor to the Audi V8, and now in its third generation, the A8 was offered with the before or both variants in permanent AWD and short and long wheelbase. The first two generations have used the platform of Volkswagen Group D, drifting with the current generation MLB platform. After the release of the original 1994 model, Audi launched the second generation in late 2002, and the third current iteration and the end of 2009.
Notable for being the first mass-market car with an aluminum chassis, all Audi A8 models have used this method of co-developed with Alcoa Building and marketed as the Audi Space Frame. High mechanical performance version improved Audi A8 debuted in 1996 as the Audi S8. The Audi produced exclusively at the plant in Neckarsulm, unlike the donor model Audi A8, the Audi S8 has been available only as a short wheelbase and is equipped with the Audi quattro all-wheel drive system.
Audi A8 Interior
Audi has long been known for his mastery of interior design and Audi A8 confirms that reputation with exquisite materials and stylish design. There is plenty of room for five to sit in perfect comfort, and luxury plethora option to make the experience truly first class cabin: heated, ventilated and massaging entertainment system in the back for rear seat dual front and four-zone automatic climate control, 10-inches screens and 19 speakers amazing, 1200 watt Bang & Olufsen with speakers that rise at the beginning of the dashboard on a clean piece of theater .
The functions of navigation and entertainment is available through the Audi MMI system, which includes a touch screen to enter new destinations or other information by entering the numbers and letters with a finger. It is one of the most intuitive information and entertainment market parameters, although some users to find their location at the base of the central console requires a bit of reach.
The navigation system includes Audi Connect, which offers internet connectivity in the automotive industry and the first integration of Google Earth – complete with panoramic views and high-resolution satellite and aerial 3D images. For those looking for more space, the Audi A8 L model adds 5.4 inches between additional axes which directly translates to more space on the back seat.
Audi A8 Features
The Audi A8 comes well equipped with leather upholstery, heated front seats and the electrically adjustable navigation system with SiriusXM Traffic, 14-speaker, Bluetooth connectivity, 630-watt Bose AM / FM / CD / SiriusXM Radio / HD Surround Sound System, front and rear parking sensors, a rear parking camera, sunroof, electric rear sunshade, automatic dual-zone control of the temperature, the LED tail lights, adaptive xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights and Alloy wheels 19 inches. Several groups of options available.
The assistance package to the driver brings the adaptive cruise control, a system of the eye of the bird 360 degree camera, Audi pre-sense plus, Audi side assist and lane assist and automatic high beam dimming. The Sport Plus package adds adaptive damping, a sport differential and dynamic steering. The Audi A8 Premium Package includes 22 front seats Audi pre sense rear electrically adjustable ventilation and massage, the Full LED headlights and Audi side assist. The deluxe package comes with diamond surfaces stitched Valcona leather seats, leather upholstery, heated front, the Audi A8 extended sports displays head alcantara and acoustic double glass pane.
The cold weather package includes a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats and a ski bag rear seat. Pack warm weather adds rear electric sunshades and four-zone automatic temperature control. Options include night vision with pedestrian detection assistant detection and animals, a Bang & Olufsen audio system, a head-up display and a rear entertainment system.
Audi A8 Engine
The Audi A8 is available with a choice of two engines with forced induction. There are also power the Audi S8 520 for those in search of the acceleration of the rocket. The standard mill is a supercharged 3.0L V6 generate 333 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 328 foot-pounds of torque at 2900 rpm. Fuel economy is estimated at 19 mpg city and 29 mpg on the highway.
More power can be had to walk to the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, which is good for 435 horsepower and 444 lb-ft of torque. The Audi A8 is equipped V8 capable of zero to 60 mph scooter in less than four seconds, which is impressive for a big machine fleet. Despite the additional output, the V8 with V6 almost coincides fuel economy with a rating of 18/30 mpg.
Audi A8 Safety
All Audi A8 models come standard with double-length side curtain airbags front, front knee, front, rear and in addition to the traction and stability control. Optional safety features include active lane assist, which warns the driver when the Audi A8 walks into an adjacent lane and can even safely operate the new car in the original way Finally, the Audi side assist alerts the driver when the vehicle is in one of the Audi A8 rear angles.