Audi A8 L, a Sedan has 4 versions available in India. Audi A8 L has 2 Petrol cars and 2 Diesel cars. It comes in 6 colours, namely, Classic red pearl effect, Ipanema brown, Mamba black, Palace Blue, Saddle brown pearl effect, Sand beige pearl effect. Audi is a well-known German automobile manufacturing company and is famous for its luxurious and fascinating cars. There are a number of models under ‘A’ series of Audi and the latest in ‘A’ series is Audi A8 L, which was launched in India in 2013. Audi A8 L is a pinnacle of engineering and design in luxury sedans. It is a four-door car offered with functions like automatic transmission and cruise control.
Audi A8 L is a pure example of class and elegance mixed with some advanced engineering. The design of A8 L is expressive and sharp accompanied by a sculpted hood, single frame grille and eye catching front bumper. A8’s front and tail lights are loaded with LED lights that have different functions, and they are accompanied by sensors under them which automatically detect the requirement of washing lights in bad condition. It also has front and rear parking sensors ensuring the safety of car’s body. The wheel rims of Audi A8 are made of quality alloys that are lightweight and super strong giving the all-new Audi a rich and shiny look. It also comes with an optional dual vista panoramic sunroof with power tilting and sliding features. The car also has rear defrosting glass, monochromatic side mirror indicators and a shark-fin antenna to enhance the reception.
As far as interiors are concerned, Audi A8 L (Long Wheelbase) has a lot of extra space, which also acts as an improvement over Audi A8. The car’s length is increased by 135 mm from its predecessor Audi A8. The interiors of the car have parts of world-class Alcantara and wood with a great finishing touch. The seats are made of leather and are power adjustable with an active massage option. The dashboard is loaded with amenities like retractable GPS navigation screen, which also works as the camera screen while the parking sensor is on, LED illuminating clock, DVD player with dual SD card slots and a sim card slot for calling options. The doors of Audi A8 L are loaded with user functions like power window, speaker adjustment and extra space for keeping valuable items. The inbuilt automatic climate control ensures a pleasant drive. Aluminium kick plates are also installed between the lower parts of the car seats and doors.
Audi A8 L comes in 4 different variations, L50 TDI, L60 TDI, L60 TFSI and L W 12. Audi A8 L 50 TDI and 60 TDI run on a 4-litre V8 engine, which comes loaded with FSI and turbo charging technology. The 4.0-litre L60 TFSI Quattro engine is capable of producing 430 bhp of maximum power with a peak torque of 600 Nm. This engine can smoothly accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in just 4.6 seconds. It also comes with an optional W12 Quattro engine with direct fuel injection system that can produce about 671 bhp of peak power, which is significantly more than that of V8 engine. Audi A8 L has an 8-speed automatic gearbox with all-wheel drive function with its engine controlling all its 4-wheels.
The 2967 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 16.7 kmpl, while the Petrol variant offers a mileage of 7.4 kmpl, respectively.
Performance and Handling
The performance of Audi A8 L is quite impressive; it offers smooth gear shifts with a decent steering control. 12 cylinders engine gives power to every wheel of this car and makes it a speed demon with a top speed of about 250 km/h. Also, it can clock top speed of 100 km/h from rest in just 5 seconds. Audi A8 L is a fuel-friendly car which is the best in its class.
There are not many cars in the luxury sedan section to give competition to Audi A8 L in this price range. The main rival of A8 L is BMW 7 series which is slightly over priced than the former. The other rival of Audi A8 is Mercedes-Benz S Class, which has even better features than the Audi A8 L. +Read Further