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Audi A8 comes in three variants - A8 4.2 quattro, A8 L 4.2 quattro, and A8 L W12 quattro.

Audi A8

Audi A8
Audi A8, a luxury product from a German automaker, is synonymous with elegance. Offering a luxurious ride, it looks and runs like a sports vehicle. Presenting refined ride, the car is lauded for its comfort and looks, both exterior and interior. A luxury sedan, it comes with capacious interiors that feature ergonomic seats, ensuring comfortable journey.

Design and Interior
The strong trapezoidal part in the front, shaped by the blend of the lower and upper sections of the radiator grille, adds to the complexity in the design of the sedan. Indeed, this is the distinguishing mark of Audi A8. The sporty and dynamic styling with the coupé-like roofline and characteristic shoulder line unites timeless elegance and redefined dynamism on this luxury saloon. It runs on 17, 18 and 19-inch wheels of various designs.

The roomy interiors carry the features of quality, ergonomics and functionalityThe car is available with the options of Valcona and Natural leather upholstery for its seats. The four-spoke multifunction steering wheel is bedecked with finest quality leather. The cabin features Multi Media Interface (MMI), with its retractable 7-inch color monitor displaying the audio information, route guide and other functions.

Variants and Price
The car can be bought in three variants, which include 4.2L (petrol), 6.0L (petrol) and 3.0 TDI (diesel). The 4.2L variant is set at Rs 83 lakh, the 6.0L model comes with a price tag of Rs 1.26 Crore, and Audi A8 3.0 TDI will cost you around Rs 72 lakh.

Engine
All Audi engines are coupled with six speed automatic transmission.

Technical Specifications
Safety
Safety features incorporated in the car include Anti-theft System, Electromechanical Parking Brake Antilock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, and Dual Stage Seat Belts.

A8 4.2 quattro Specifications
Model Configuration
335 hp with 6-speed Tiptronic® transmission and quattro® all-wheel drive
Engine
DOHC aluminum 90-degree 4.2 V8 with 5 valves per cylinder, variable intake valve timing and intake manifold
Displacement: 4.2 liters
Bore: 3.33 in.
Stroke: 3.65 in.
Compression ratio: 11.0:1
Horsepower: 335 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque: 317 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
Performance
0-60 mph in seconds: 6.3
Top track speed: 130 mph*
EPA fuel economy estimates (city/highway)*: 18/24 mpg
Chassis/Technical
Audi Space Frame (ASF®) aluminum alloy frame and body shell construction
Front/rear suspension—adaptive air suspension, air spring strut at each wheel, with continuous damping, driver-controlled suspension setting, and automatic load-leveling
Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP® 8.0)
Servotronic® vehicle speed-sensitive power steering
Curb weight (lbs.):
A8: 4288
A8 L: 4399
Capacities:
Engine oil (qts.): 8
Fuel tank (gallons): 23.8
A8 L 4.2 quattro Specifications
Model Configuration
335 hp with 6-speed Tiptronic® transmission and quattro® all-wheel drive
Engine
DOHC aluminum 90-degree 4.2 V8 with 5 valves per cylinder, variable intake valve timing and intake manifold
Displacement: 4.2 liters
Bore: 3.33 in.
Stroke: 3.65 in.
Compression ratio: 11.0:1
Horsepower: 335 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque: 317 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
Performance
0-60 mph in seconds: 6.3
Top track speed: 130 mph*
EPA fuel economy estimates (city/highway)*: 18/24 mpg
Chassis/Technical
Audi Space Frame (ASF®) aluminum alloy frame and body shell construction
Front/rear suspension—adaptive air suspension, air spring strut at each wheel, with continuous damping, driver-controlled suspension setting, and automatic load-leveling
Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP® 8.0)
Servotronic® vehicle speed-sensitive power steering
Curb weight (lbs):
A8: 4288
A8 L: 4399
Capacities:
Engine oil (qts.): 8
Fuel tank (gallons): 23.8
A8 L W12 quattro Specifications
Model Configuration
450 hp with 6-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive
Engine
DOHC aluminum alloy 15-degree V-angle and 72-degree bank angle W12 with 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake valve timing and intake manifold
Displacement: 6.0 liters
Bore: 3.31 in.
Stroke: 3.55 in.
Compression ratio: 11:1
Horsepower: 450 hp @ 6200 rpm
Torque: 428 lb-ft @ 4000 - 4700 rpm
Performance
0-60 mph in seconds: 5.0
Top track speed: 130 mph*
EPA fuel economy estimates (city/highway)*: 15/21 mpg
Chassis/Technical
Audi Space Frame (ASF) aluminum alloy frame and body shell construction
Front/rear suspension—adaptive air suspension, air spring strut at each wheel, with continuous damping, driver-controlled suspension setting, and automatic load-leveling
Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP® 8.0)
Servotronic vehicle speed-sensitive power steering; turning circle: 39 ft.
Curb weight (lbs): 4729
Capacities:
Engine oil (qts.): 13.2
Fuel tank (gallons): 23.8

Features

Exterior A8 4.2 quattro A8 L 4.2 quattro A8 L W12 quattro
S = Standard O = Optional n/a = Not Applicable
Single-frame radiator grille (horizontal chrome strips on the W12) S S S
W12 badge on grille, front fenders, and trunk lid n/a n/a S
4.2 badge on trunk lid and quattro® badge on grille S S n/a
Trapezoidal exhaust pipes n/a n/a S
Round exhaust pipes S S n/a
Power outside folding and dimming mirrors with defog, reverse-tilt feature for passenger mirror; painted in body color S S S
LED exterior lighting under outside mirrors and door handles S S S
Brushed aluminum trim around side windows and tops of door handles S S S
Power glass sunroof with slide-and-tilt functions and pinch protection S S S
Adaptive high & low beam Bi-Xenon headlights with automatic self-leveling S S S
LED daytime running lights with 5-pointed star-type lighting elements n/a n/a S
"Coming home" function, "Leaving home" function and automatic on/off low-beam headlights (light sensor) S S S
Rain sensor, automatically switches on the windshield wipers in wet conditions S S S
Programmable daytime running lights S S S
Foglights: 2 front, 2 rear S S S
Front and rear Audi Parking System with graphic display O O S
Side indicator lights located in front fenders S S S
Metallic or pearl effect exterior paint S S S
Safety
Anti-lock brake system with vacuum power assist, Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD) and hydraulic Brake Assist S S S
Sideguard™ head protection airbag supplemental restraints for front and rear occupants* S S S
Driver and front passenger dual-stage and dual-threshold airbag supplemental restraints* S S S
Driver and front passenger seat-mounted chest side airbag supplemental restraints* S S S
Driver and front passenger knee protection airbags* S S S
Rear side airbag supplemental restraints* S S S
Front 3-point safety belts with automatic pre-tensioning, height adjustable upper mounts and force limiters S S S
3 rear 3-point safety belts with automatic pre-tensioning S S S
Front passenger and rear safety belts with convertible locking retractors S S S
Active front head restraints S S S
3 rear head restraints S S S
Tire pressure monitoring system S S S
Power central locking system with safety unlock feature if airbag deploys S S S
First Aid kit located in rear center armrest S S S
Lower Anchorage and Tethers for Children (LATCH) in rear S S
Child safety rear door and window locks S S S
Active reflectors in rear of all doors S S S
Interior Comfort and Convenience
16-way power driver and front passenger seats, including 4-way power lumbar adjustment and lockable head restraints S S S
Heated front and rear seats O O S
Piping and stitching for seats and headrests in distinctive color n/a n/a S
Seat ventilation and massage for driver and passenger seat O O S
4-position memory for driver and front passenger seats, outside mirrors, driver's head restraint height, steering wheel position, and climate control settings S S S
2 individual rear heated power seats, with 4-way power rear lumbar support (4 person seating configuration) O O S
Leather door armrests, center console, lower dash, glove box, and full door panel with premium stitching n/a n/a S
Leather door armrests and center console with premium stitching O S n/a
Leather-wrapped 4-spoke multi-function steering wheel with Multi Media Interface (MMI™ ) controls S S n/a
Leather/wood segmented 4-spoke multi-function steering wheel with MMI controls and paddle shifters and wood shift knob O O S
Leather-wrapped shift knob S S O
Valcona leather upholstery, including Alcantara® door panel inserts S S S
Alcantara headliner, upper trim of columns, and sunvisors O O S
Power tilt-and-telescopic steering column with automatic tilt-away for ease of entry and exit S S S
Electronic cruise control with coast, resume and acceleration features S S S
Genuine wood inlays in instrument panel, center console and door panels S S S
Extended aluminum trim around vents, MMI display, control assembly below central vents, electromechanical parking brake switch and ring around rotary light switch S S S
Radio frequency remote locking system with selective unlock, remote trunk opening, panic function, interior lights and alarm system activation—control integrated in folding ignition key S S S
Interior lights in front and rear headliner and foot well with fade-in and fade-out feature, time delay and alarm system activation—control integrated in folding ignition key S S S
Interior lights in front and rear headliner and foot well with fade-in and fade-out feature, time delay and automatic activation when key is withdrawn from ignition S S S
Illuminated lockable glove box, trunk, lighter and ashtray S S S
White ambient LED lighting throughout interior S S S
Fully automatic dual-zone climate control system with sun sensor and activated charcoal filter S S n/a
Fully automatic 4-zone climate control, adds additional rear climate control in rear center console and allows for separate temperature and air distribution setting for all 4 outboard passengers O O S
Power windows with power retention "one touch up" for front windows, "one touch down" and pinch protection for all windows S S S
Power door close assist with power rear child locks O O S
Electric rear sunshade O O S
Electric rear side window sunshades n/a n/a S
Manual rear side window sunshades O S n/a
Dual-pane security glass O O S
Electric rear window defogger with automatic timed shut-off feature S S S
Remote power trunk release button in driver's door S S S
Retained accessory power after key is removed from ignition S S S
Separate folding driver and front passenger center armrests with adjustable height S S S
Full-length center console with forward storage area, cupholders, storage area under front center armrests, adjustable rear passenger air vents, and rear power outlets (rear climate control units on A8 L W12) S S S
Rear seat vanity mirrors n/a O S
Folding rear center armrest with cupholders and First Aid kit S S S
Four tie-down eyelets and flexible luggage net in trunk S S
Ski sack O O S
Power outlet in trunk S S S
Seating capacity: 5 passengers (no-cost option for A8 L W12) S S O
Interior volume (cu. ft.) Total: A8 4.2: 114.9 A8 L 4.2 and A8 L W12: 121.5 S S S
Interior volume (cu. ft.) Front: A8 4.2: 52.8 A8 L 4.2 and A8 L W12: 52.9 S S S
Interior volume (cu. ft.) Rear: A8 4.2: 47.5 A8 L 4.2 and A8 L W12: 54.0 S S S
Luggage volume (cu. ft.) (all models): 14.6 S S S
Wheels
18-inch 5-spoke cast alloy wheels with 255/45 all-season tires (no-cost option for A8 L W12) S S O
19-inch 12-spoke design highly polished forged alloy wheels with 255/40 all-season tires n/a n/a S
Full-size spare S S S
Audio Components
MMI-integrated AM/FM radio with 6-disc CD changer (in glove box) and Radio Data System (RDS) S S O
Satellite radio preparation|4 S S S
Bose® premium 12-speaker sound system with 5-channel surround sound, subwoofer, center fill speaker, AudioPilot® noise compensation and 4-channel rear window radio antenna S S S
4-channel rear radio antenna S S S
Electronics/Instrumentation
MMI retractable backlit color display S S S
DVD-based global positioning Audi Navigation System* S S S
Bluetooth® interface phone preparation* S S S
Voice control system to control Audi Navigation System, radio system, CD changer and car telephone S S S
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) with two head restraint monitors, 6-disc DVD changer, remote control and headphones n/a n/a S
Backlit instrument cluster with automatic brightness control including tachometer, electronic speedometer, odometer, voltmeter, digital clock with date, service interval indicator; fuel, coolant and oil temperature gauges S S S
Driver Information Display with radio display, active Auto Check system with speed warning device, pictogram display for open door and trunk lid and 6-function trip computer including outside temperature gauge S S S
HomeLink® remote transmitter S S S
Anti-theft alarm system with blinking theft-deterrent light in driver's door S S S
Owner Protection Program*
4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first, new vehicle limited warranty S S S
12-year limited warranty against corrosion perforation S S S
Audi AdvantageSM
4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first, no-charge scheduled maintenance S S S
Audi 24-hour Roadside Assistance for 4 years* S S S