New 2015 Audi A8 is assured contender in the industry of luxury cars like Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
This huge sedan is offered in versions with normal A8 or long wheelbase A8 L depending on the engine used. TDI models equipped with diesel engine and top W12 can be configured with long wheelbase only.
Exterior includes novel LED tail lamps and headlights that are absolutely stunning. Sheetmetal features beautiful curvatures and broad shoulders. Interior design of A8 L features power-adjustable rear seats with more space and enough legroom, due to which you can comfortably get in and out of this car. Trunk is ample in both versions. Climate control lets everyone chill and feel relaxed. Footboard on the right seat and massage and recline functions on the left seat is something you couldn’t have expected, and these are surely luxurious peculiarities. You can also use spring for panoramic moonroof to make your cabin much brighter and enhance positive atmosphere inside. Finally the materials used in the compartment are high-class and give priceless impressions.
Supercharged V6 with 3.0 liter volume is used in A8 3.0T model, and provides 333 horsepower. All A8 cars are configured with all-wheel drive (quattro) coupled with auto transmission (eight-speed). It accelerates to 60 in just 5.3 seconds. Fuel economy is 19/29 mpg (city highway). A8 TDI uses diesel turbocharged engine V6 with 3.0 liter volume that provides 240 hp and accelerates in 6.3 seconds. Mileage is 24/36 mpg. A8 4.0T features 4.0 liter turbocharged V8 engine providing great 435 hp and accelerating in as low as 4.3 seconds (4.4 – if long wheelbase configuration is used). Mileage here is 18/30 for common wheelbase configuration and 18/29 mpg for long wheelbase. Finally, top A8 W12 model generates 500 hp using normally aspirated 6.3 liter engine W12, and allows accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. Fuel economy is as low as 14/22 mpg.
Price is quite expensive – 2015 Audi A8 MSRP starts at $81,400.