The Audi A8 is a full-size luxury executive car
The Audi A8 is a full-size luxury executive car built by the German automaker Audi. Two generations of the A8 have been produced, in both short and long wheelbase form.
The A8 competes with the BMW 7-series and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.Powerful design, innovative technology and high-performance engines define Audi’s high standards in the luxury class. Topping the list: the 12-cylinder engine in the A8 6.0 quattro and the long-wheelbase version, the A8 L 6.0 quattro. (Fuel consumption, combined: 13.8-14.8 l/100 km; CO2 emissions, combined: 331-355 g/km)Audi A8 long wheelbase version
Audi’s also building in new safety features, with a side-assist system that will alert drivers when a vehicle is in the sedan’s blind spots and a lane departure warning system that will keep an eye on lane markers and alert the driver with a vibration in the steering wheel should he or she begin to go astray
AUDI A8 – SPORTY & EXCLUSIVE CAR
AUDI A8 – DESIGN
The A8 carries all the hallmarks of Audi’s distinctively desirable design. Its restraint and simplicity mark it out as a classic in the making, yet there’s also something about its style that claims new territory. The sleek, confident sweep of its lines from bumper to bumper. The elegant cabin. The balance and poise. This is the luxury sports saloon – redefined.
Catch sight of the A8 in the rear view mirror, and you accord it instant respect. Powerful, tubular headlights stare forward, while the broad double grille with four interlocked rings reminds you that performance is part of every Audi’s DNA.
Side and rear design
The A8 seems to be moving even when stationary. Short overhangs, confident lines and wide stance express a serious sporting intent. This may be a spacious luxury car, but it’s also a serious driver’s car.
Beautifully made from the finest materials and designed with an intuitive elegance, the cabin of an A8 makes you wish your journey could last a little longer.
The new A8 cuts the air with a drag coefficient 8% lower than its predecessor. The lowest rear axle lift of any car in its class provides outstanding road holding and stability.
LED light technology
Smaller and smarter than conventional bulbs, the A8’s lightweight LEDs offer greater visibility, penetration and an overall safer driving experience.
AUDI A8 – SAFETY
Even before it left the drawing board, the A8 was already one of the safest cars in its class. State-of-the-art digital modelling allowed designers and engineers to take into account every angle and every situation. When the real vehicle was put to the test, its performance was exactly as predicted – with outstanding levels of occupant safety.
quattro four-wheel-drive is at the core of Audi’s innovative technology. quattro gives the A8 outstanding traction and performance in any weather. At a time when four-wheel-drive is still a unique feature in the luxury class, Audi safety is miles ahead.
Front seat passengers are protected by airbags with two-stage activation, while the driver is protected by an innovative ring-type airbag, whose radial unfolding pattern is proven more effective in reducing accident injury.
Active head restraints
Head restraints can play an active role in reducing injury. In the event of a rear-end collision, the A8’s restraints pivot forwards, reducing the risk of whiplash
Audi Space Frame III
In its third generation, the Audi Space Frame exceeds all current industry standards. Its high torsional stiffness improves both ride and handling, making it just one more example of Audi’s innovative safety technology.
The Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) reacts faster than even a racing driver could to bring hazardous situations under control. By monitoring wheel speeds, slip angles and the position of the steering wheel, ESP can apply brakes and reduce power to individual wheels until full traction and control is restored.
AUDI A8 – DASHBOARD
ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS FOR THE AUDI A8
The equipment features here give a general overview of the range of optional electronic systems you can have fitted in your Audi A8.
Audi Side Assist
Keeps an eye on what is going on around you when changing lane.
Stay in touch, with the hands-free carphone.
DVD Navigation System
The optional navigation system with DVD is integrated into the MMI.
Audi Parking System
The electronic parking aid enables you to fit in tight parking gaps with limited visibility.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Automatically maintains distance to the vehicle in front – for controlled cruising in steadily free-flowing traffic.
Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System
Experience a new dimension in sound with the A8’s custom-built system.
Audi Lane Assist
So that you never drift inadvertently out of your lane.
Adaptive Air Suspension
Unique combination of driving dynamics, ride comfort and safety.
AUDI A8 DIMENSIONS – FRONT VIEW
AUDI A8 DIMENSIONS – REAR VIEW