Audi A8

Audi A8

  The Audi A8 is a four door luxury limousine from the German automaker that competes with the BMW 7 Series sedan. The A8 entered production in 1994 and the third generation was just unveiled as a 2011 model. Powered by everything from a 2.8 Liter V6 in the base model all the way up to the top of the line 6.0 Liter W12. The first generation S8 was featured in the 1998 film Ronin, powered by a 4.2 Liter V8 making 335 HP. Meanwhile the second generation S8 had a 5.2 Liter FSI V10 under the hood that produced 444 HP and 398 lb-ft of torque and could rocket from 0 to 60 MPH in 5.1 seconds, more then enough to trounce its 12 cylinder luxury limousine rivals despite being electronically limited to a 155 MPH top speed.

Audi today unveiled the facelift A8, the sportiest performance of any luxury-class sedans. The new A8 features superlative performance and excellent comfort make it a joy to drive. But at the same time, with a standard fuel consumption of 8.3 l/100 km, its CO2 emissions of 199 g/km are the lowest in its class.

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Audi will be unveiling an innovative entertainment system for rear-seat passengers in the A6L at the Shanghai Auto Show (20 – 27 April 2007). Two 10.2-inch monitors are fitted on the backs of the front seats. The DVD player integrated in the centre armrest also includes connections for a games console, iPod and digital camera. Together with the TV tuner, the system transforms the luxury-class saloon into a mobile film theatre. Sound can be relayed via either the on-board speakers or (...)

At first glance, the Audi A8 has crisp, uncluttered lines with aggressively swept back headlights and roofline. Filling the wheelwells is a choice of wheel designs and sizes ranging from sedate to sporty. All in all, this is an understated, handsome sedan that doesn’t shout, "I’ve got money," yet still exudes class.

Audi is currently working on the next generation A8 that will be unveil sometime in 2009 as a 2010 model. It will have big competition when it will be launched, because by the same time two new models will be launched on the market: the next generation BMW 7-Series and the long-waited Porsche Panamera.

An Audi A8 Audi A8 it is usually priced at $68.000, so why would someone pay 520.000 euro ($680.000) for it? The Audi A8L was specially built for German politician Edmund Stoiber. And still so what if the owner is a politician, why $680.000 for it? Because the armour-plating offers ballistic protection against hard-core bullets up to 7.62 millimetre calibre. After building it Audi made tests with hand grenades and explosives and proved that the floor plating is able to withstand blasts from (...)
The next generation Audi Audi A8 is expected to debut in 2009. Expect to see the V12 TDI engine which recently debuted in the Q7 V12 TDI make its way to the A8 lineup, as well as new gasoline variants. The D4 A8 will undoubtedly raise the bar yet again, however it will face ongoing competition from BMW BMW ’s 7-series which is also set for a 2009 redesign. The long awaited four-door Porsche Panamera could also eat into A8 marketing share should it become available on the market by (...)
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Audi has unveiled a premiere at the “World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting 2007” which runs from 23rd to 28th January in Davos, Switzerland. The Ingolstadt brand, which is providing the chauffeur service at the WEF, is running part of its Audi A8 fleet on eco-friendly “SynFuel” diesel fuel. “Not only do we develop innovative premium-standard vehicles, we also work to ensure that they can be operated in an eco-friendly manner. Our highly efficient TDI and TFSI power units are proof of this. (...)
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For 2007, Audi of America is offering an extensive range of A8 models with choices that offer customers added exclusivity and increased dynamic driving pleasure.

The A8 family consists of three models: the A8 in normal wheelbase form, the highly acclaimed A8 L luxury sport sedan with its extended wheelbase and increased interior room and, the ultimate A8, the A8 L W12 with a 450 horsepower 12cylinder powerplant. The A8 and A8 L now employ the latest in engine technology from Audi; FSI direct gasoline injection.

The most sophisticated sound system in the Audi range has proven to be an unqualified success. In less than a year more than 3,000 A8 customers have chosen the Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System. At the moment every fifth Audi A8 or S8 model is equipped with this system, which has an output of over 1,000 watts. With its total of fourteen active high-end speakers, Acoustic Lens Technology (developed by B&O) and powerful amplifier output, the Advanced Sound System ensures a perfect (...)

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