The Audi A8, impresses with a lightweight aluminum body, powerful and highly efficient engines, the user-friendly MMI operating system and a luxurious interior. The 2012 Audi A8 L, L for long wheelbase, features a powerful 4.2 liter FSI V8 engine that provides 372 hp and 388 lb-ft of torque at 6,800 rpm and 3,500 rpm respectively, up from from the previous model.
2012 AUDI A8 L
The sporty, elegant and distinctive body of the large sedan is an aluminum Audi Space Frame (ASF), with only the B-pillars made of ultra high-strength steel. Roughly 40 percent lighter than a comparable steel body while also impressing with high rigidity and excellent vibration comfort, it is an exemplary demonstration of Audi ultra lightweight construction. It earned Audi the Euro Car Body Award, the highest accolade for innovative car body design. The optional LED headlights are another high end solution.
The standard eight-speed tiptronic features closely spaced gears while still featuring a wide spread for reduced fuel consumption. Its control system is purely electronic, operated with an elegant selector lever and paddles on the steering wheel. The quattro permanent all wheel drive, standard in almost all models, has a distinctly sporty and rear biased character. On request, the sport differential dynamically distributes the forces between the rear wheels and this feature is standard with the 4.2 TDI.
The interior of the A8 enchants with light and elegant lines, craftsman-like fit and finish, and extraordinary attention to the smallest of details. Audi offers the rear seat passengers the option of two power-adjustable and heated individual rear seats, which can be paired with the optional continuous center console. The individual seats can also be equipped with optional ventilation and massage functions, and features such as a folding table and a cool box make the passengers’ stay even more enjoyable.
The Audi A8 and the A8 L feature a high degree of technical intelligence. This is manifested in the MMI operating system or the optional MMI touch with touchpad, in the networking of the MMI navigation plus with other vehicle systems and in the assistance systems. The most important of these is the radar-based adaptive cruise control with stop and go function. It works closely together with the Audi pre sense safety system. Other highlights include the night vision assistant with highlighting of detected pedestrians and the parking system plus with reversing camera.
2011 MANSORY BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT
The 2012 Bentley Continental GT gets a customization package from the Mansory, a luxury car after market specialists. Mansory boosts the car’s power to 672 HP or 6,000 RPM along with the torque to 780Nm or 1,700 RPM; also provides new 22 inch alloy wheel.
The company from the town of Brand near Bayreuth in Bavaria proves this once again with the new Bentley Continental GT. A complete individualisation range is available for the exclusive coupé, giving the Bentley a significantly more sporty touch than before. Even the car’s bodywork elements give a dynamic impression as well as ensuring greater aerodynamics. The car’s front and rear apron with integrated diffuser for example reduce the lift of the two-door car, resulting in a considerable improvement to its handling and agility.
In the car’s interior, MANSORY achieves perfect symbiosis between sporty functionality and a luxurious ambience. Only the finest materials are used here, ensuring a feeling of comfort throughout. Particularly durable yet extraordinarily soft is the carbon leather, which has been processed by the best master craftsmen.Thanks to the typical carbon look and expertly handcrafted decorative stitching, the cockpit exudes an air of extravagance all around the redesigned airbag sports wheel. The aluminium pedals and illuminated door sill plates round off MANSORY’s rangefor the Bentley Continental GT.