The new Audi A8 is more luxurious than ever before. It blends sophisticated design with enhanced performance and efficiency. Plus, this smart model also features the first ever use of level 3 autonomous driving technology.
Elegant exterior design incorporates long, muscular bodywork with a distinctive crease along the lower edge of the doors. Meanwhile, the delicate curved roof helps create a smooth silhouette. It’s impossible to ignore the bold brake lights, which are now joined by a bright LED strip that stretches over the boot lid – and this provides an illusion of extra width at the rear, so you can leave a lasting impression from every angle.
The sense of superior luxury continues in the cabin, where you’ll find a plush space with ample room for five. In true Audi fashion, plush materials feature throughout – and rear passengers can enjoy excellent comfort thanks to generous leg and headroom, plus a centre armrest that’s bristling with controls for seat massagers, an LED reading light and more.
What’s more, the forward-thinking Audi A8 is button-free – and in a first for the marque, the traditional climate controls have been replaced by a lower touchscreen. Buttons on the touchscreen are even simpler to use thanks to the addition of touch feedback – a vibration through the screen that ‘feels’ like a physical button.
But the A8’s headline new feature is the level 3 autonomous driving functions, which can steer, accelerate and brake independently (at speeds of up to 37.3mph). You don’t even need to keep your hands on the wheel in order to keep the system active – feel free to take your eyes off the road and a series of alarms will alert you if required.
As for engines, entry-level models are kitted out with either 3.0-litre V6 petrol or diesel engines – with 340 and 286bhp respectively. Pick a more powerful model and you’ll enjoy V8 petrol or diesel engines – boasting up to 460bhp. Meanwhile, top-of-the-range A8s feature a W12 petrol engine. Looking to go green? You could select the e-tron plug-in hybrid, with a battery-only range of 31.1 miles – and it’s possible to recharge wirelessly via an inductive charging pad fitted to your garage floor. Now isn’t that clever?
Safety is a priority on board the new Audi A8. Expect a host of stand-out driver aids, including active suspension and sideways-facing sensors that anticipate side impact and lift the chassis out of danger.
You’ll enjoy extra convenience thanks automated parking, which is made possible via a smartphone app. It works even if you’re not seated in the car. In addition, the in-built sat nav has been updated. This intelligent system uses information download via the car’s very own mobile internet and traffic sign recognition to create the best route in real time. And it also has the ability to learn your behaviour to further optimise your route.
Come and see the new Audi 8 for yourself at your local Harwoods showroom. Our dedicated team will be happy to talk you through the range. If you’d like to enjoy a test drive, feel free to make a booking in advance. Send a message online or call to speak to us in person.
|Vehicle Length||5,137 mm / 202.2 in|
|Vehicle Width||2,111 mm / 83.1 in|
|Vehicle Height||1,460 mm / 57,5 in|
|Wheelbase||1,644 mm / 65 in|
|Engine / Cylinders||3.0 TFSI Quattro|
|Maximum Revs||xxxx rpm|
|Max Torque||420 Nm|
|Max Power||290 PS @ 6,500 rpm|
|Top speed||155 mph|
|Acceleration||0-60 mph / 6.1 sec|
|Unladen Weight||1,830 kg / 4,034 lb|
|Combined Cycle||32.1 mph|
|Urban Cycle||24.1 mpg|