Super lightweight aluminum construction, unmatched comfort and high-end technology are what the 2014 Audi A8 is all about. The Audi team has provided design and technology expertise to bring an extra verve to uplift the look and feel of the new A8.
You now have a smarter, sleeker than average BMW that is propelled by a more powerful and functional engine.
|Vehicle Type: Luxury Sedan||Base Price: $75,100|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 23.8 gals (90 L)||MPG: 18 city / 28 hwy|
|Length: 202.2 in. (513.6 cm)||Wheel Base: 117.8 in. (299.2 cm)|
|Height: 57.5 in. (146.1 cm)||Width: 76.7 in.* (194.8 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 4365 lbs (1980 kg)||Ground Clearance: NA|
|Luggage Capacity: 13.2 cu ft||Maximum Seating: 5 people|
|Engine: Six Cylinder DOHC||Displacement: 2995 cc|
|Horsepower: 333 HP||Max RPM: 5500 RPM|
|Torque: 325 lb-ft @ 2900 rpm||Transmission: 8-Speed TiptronicÂ® Automatic|
|0-60 mph: 5.5 seconds||Maximum Speed: 130 mph** (209 km/h)|
* Without mirrors
** Electronically limited
According to Audi, the A8 will be available in the German market with 2 gasoline and 2 diesel engines. These are the supercharged 3.0 TFSI V-6 with 310 hp, the V8 twin-turbo 4.0 TFSI with 435 hp, the 3.0 TDI diesel with 258 hp and the 4.2 TDI diesel, that pumps 385 hp.
For the performance minded USA market, a 6.3 L V8 engine that breaths out 500 hp. The 2014 A8 is a flawless blend of luxury and power, an example of functionality, performance, and style coming together.
The full-size luxury sedan has shed a significant amount of bulk by the use of aluminum, leading to its reduction in weight. However, its dimensions remain similar to its predecessor.
The front view has been transformed to achieve a bolder expression; the grille is more aggressive, the hood sculptured, and the headlights aligned quite differently.
Major highlights include the assistance system that makes driving more easy. The matrix LED technology is composed of 25 individual LEDs per unit. The innovative headlights can be switched on and off or dimmed individually as the situation demands.
Moreover, the headlights use predictive route data to adjust light distribution in response to the driving environment. Other additions to its profile include a dynamic steering system, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, thermal imaging and night vision capabilities.