Audi is one of the most reliable car brands out there that create some truly amazing cars and amazing pieces of engineering. This new Audi A8 is an immaculate modern executive saloon that has everything you need. This car makes a statement and says you are humble success.
This new Audi is improved and looks better than predecessors. The nose of the car has been redefined with sharper lines that make it look very nice and aggressive. These lines continue to run through the car to the rear which is quite nice as it keeps that aggressive but handsome look running through the car.
The rear is unequivocally Audi with that unique Audi shape at the top of the boot. The built in exhausts make the rear look nice and sporty and the head lights do the rear justice. Overall the car sits on multi-link suspension at each end with standard air springing and electronic damper control.
Audis interior is no disappointment and looks incredible. It has leather seats, a sweeping cockpit with that nice gear lever and impressive technology. Some of the features are adaptive air suspension, 18in alloy wheels, a sports differential, LED headlights, parking sensors, reversing camera, double-galzing and cruise control as standard on the outside, while inside there is Valcona leather upholstery, 22-way electrically adjustable and heated front seats, climate control, LED interior lighting, and Audi’s MMI infotainment system complete with an 8.0in display, sat nav, DAB radio, Bluetooth, media player connectivity and 20GB of HDD space. If you opt for the long-wheelbase model then you’ll find outer heated rear seats, 4-zone climate control, and a sunroof included in the package.
The Audi A8 comes with an advanced 8-speed tiptronic transmission system. With a Dynamic Shift Programme (DSP) it is designed to enable faster gear changes. Both in the ‘D’ (Drive) and ‘S’ (Sport) mode, the advanced electronics used in tiptronic respond efficiently to every driver input, helping to prevent unwanted upshifts when cornering. This advanced gearbox can also be operated entirely in manual mode, enabling the driver to change gear using the paddles located on the steering wheel.
This Audi A8 is the entry level model that comes in 2 choices of engine, the 3.0 V6 TDI quattro or the 4.2 V8 TDI quattro. They are more fuel efficient with the stop/ start functions. The 3.0-litre TDI diesel engine produces 258bhp to get the car from 0-62mph in just 5.9 seconds. With the 380bhp 4.2-litre diesel engine under the bonnet, it’s capable of the same sprint in 4.7 seconds, which is faster than many sports cars. The 596bhp S8 Plus will reach 62mph from rest in 3.8 seconds and go on to a top speed of 189mph.
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