About AUDI A8

Audi A8 is the brand's flagship model across the globe and has come a long way since it was first introduced in 1994. The radiator grille is larger compared to other Audi models. The bonnet is also different from their other models and has four expressive lines stretched across. The Matrix headlights features 25 LED lamps that stand out and can be individually operated. The exhaust pipes are slightly reshaped to give a fresh look. Five passengers can easily fit in the cabin. The dashboard has a smooth finish with wooden inserts. The yacht shaped gear level has wooden garnishing.

Audi A8 comes with a petrol or diesel engine. The petrol car has a 4.0 litre bi-turbo engine and can churn out 429 bhp and 600 Nm torque. The diesel variant has a 3.0 litre V6 engine and produces 246 bhp and torque of 580 Nm. The diesel engine has a common rail based direct injection fuel supply system.

The steering wheel has a variety of controls so the driver does not have to take his eyes off the road. The entertainment system comes with 20GB storage allowing you to store music. It also has an aux and Bluetooth connection for Apple products, media players and smartphones. The Bluetooth feature enables hands free calling. The Bose surround sound system has 14 speakers in the cabin. The rear and front wheels are equipped with ventilated disc brakes and superior brake callipers. The adaptive air suspension system keeps the car balanced. High strength aluminium alloy offers a strong and safe structure. Thermal images of the surroundings help with night driving.

BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S Class provide close competition, but they don't match up to the mileage given by Audi A8.

Audi A8 Diesel Variant

1. Audi A8 L 3.0 TDI Quattro

2. Audi A8 L 4.2 TDI Quattro

Audi A8 Petrol Variant

1. Audi A8 L 4.0 TFSI Quattro

Variants Ex-Showroom Price
AUDI A8 4.0 TFSI
151.27 Lakhs Get on road price
AUDI A8 W12
191.23 Lakhs Get on road price

Specifications

Fuel Type PETROL
Engine CC 1984
Power 207 BHP
Torque 300Nm@1800-4900rpm
No Of Cylinders 4
Transmission AUTOMATIC
Paddle Shift -
Kerb Weight 1640

Our Verdict

The Audi A8 is a complete, classy vehicle with not much to say otherwise about. Its downsides are not as apparent in light of its great performance, unmatched handling and inviting exterior and an equally attractive interior. When driving the Audi A8, it’s awe-inspiring, enjoyable and so much more. There’s a lot that Audi has achieved with this vehicle which is clearly evident. The 2012 executive-class luxury sedan, Audi A8 comes in 3 interesting versions, a short wheel-based A8, long wheel-based A8L and a long wheel-based A8L 12. A very welcome sedan in its segment and offers tough competition in the luxury car segment.