Starting at | Starting at 17 MPG City - 27 MPG Highway
The long-wheelbase version of the A8, the A8L, is now slightly longer than the BMW 7-Series, Lexus LS or Mercedes-Benz S-Class, bringing an exceptionally roomy interior. The A8 still manages to feel more nimble and responsive than would ever be expected for such a large vehicle. With its new, stronger powertrain, the A8 not only performs better but achieves EPA highway rating of 27 mpg--near the head of the pack among large luxury sedans. A number of other tech features, such as the industry-first full LED headlamps and the next-generation touchpad MMI interface inside, are market standouts.
Audi's flagship A8 large luxury sedan is all-new for 2011, with new engines, a slightly longer cabin for more interior space, more options for traditional luxury-car comfort, and of course various technological advances--including a stiffer, lightweight body; reduced fuel consumption; a reconfigured, more performance-oriented version of quattro all-wheel drive. Several new driver-safety systems such as night vision and automatic emergency braking have been included for 2011.
A direct-injected 4.2L V8 engine making 372 horsepower and 328 pound-feet of torque is standard on A8 and S8L models. The A8L W12 FSI, to be available later in the model year, gets a direct-injected, 450-hp, 6.3-liter W12 engine. The A8 can get to 62 mph in 5.7 seconds, while the A8L W12 takes just 4.9 seconds. All A8 models come with quattro all-wheel drive, which is calibrated to feel sporty and enhance cornering confidence yet also take on slippery road conditions. The system can send 60 percent of torque to the rear wheels during normal driving, or more to whichever wheels have the best traction.
Braking & Traction
|Tire Pressure Monitoring System||Std|
|Driver Air Bag||Std|
|Passenger Air Bag||Std|
|Side Air Bag||Std|
|Side Head Air Bag||Std|
|Rear Body Side Air Bag||Std|
|Rear Head side Air Bag||Std|
|Child Safety Locks||Std|
|Daytime Running Lights||Opt|
|Electrochromic Rearview Mirror||Std|
|Variable Inter. Wipers||Std|
|Rain Sensing Wipers||Std|
|Rear Parking Aid||Opt|
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
Audi Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
A factory-backed limited warranty with coverage up to six years or 100,000 total vehicle miles from the origianl vehicle in-service date, whichever occurs first.1
1See dealer for details
|Age/Mileage Eligibility||5 years or newer/less than 6,000 miles|
|Lease Term Certified||No|
|Point Inspection||300+ Point Inspection and Certification Process
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