Sunday, October 21, 2012

Audi A8

A8 is a luxury sedan, the car, launched in India, has been specifically designed to suit Indian driving conditions and the needs of the consumers in the country. It offers refined ride and comes with three powerful engine options - two petrol and one diesel. The exteriors of A8 feature Audi's luxurious design, as found in other vehicles in its product line. The sedan comes with capacious interiors that feature ergonomic seats and create the perfect ambiance for a relaxing ride.The car promises great luxury comfort and high end performance. Indian Auto market is a sizzling destination for car manufacturers all over the world and joining the line Audi is also following aggressive strategies to grab its share of pie. The exclusive saloon would be available for sale in India from 10th Jan 2011. The car in its high luxury form is expected to grab a big share of Indian Luxury car segment by providing the customers, high end technology.
                                                              Coming to the exterior of stunning Audi A8, it is too aggressive and wears similar looks to other models from its black suit family. The nose of Audi A8 is somewhat flat and holds a strong grille compartment. The front grille forms the bold nose of the car and the large fog lamps dominate the overall face of the car. The crease on its body are bold and beautiful giving it a prominent look. The outside rear view mirrors are painted in body colour. The front and rear bumper of Audi A8 also, can be found painted in body colour. The beautiful luxury is expected to carry 8Jx18 '7-arm design' alloy wheels with 235/55 R18 Y tyres and locking wheel bolts. Coming to the rear side view of Audi A8, it looks attractive and mesmerising. Its rear side is given a rounded shape with compact looks having prominent taillights. The rear windshield of Audi A8 is in apt proportion to the front rendering the rear view clear visiblity. The rear view wears a traditional touch of Audi brand and thus will catch attention of people driving behind. Similarly, the interiors of all exciting Audi A8 is given the finest looks in terms of the design. The cabin of Audi A8 assures comfort with unlimited luxury to its occupant. It is expected to be affixed with air-conditioner, latest audio system and ESP stability system.


The 4.2L Quattro petrol engine of Audi A8 produces a power of 350 PS @ 6800 rpm and a torque of 440 Nm @ 3500 rpm. The model equipped with this engine accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds and reaches a top speed of 250 km/h. The 6.0L Quattro W12 petrol engine delivers an output of 450 PS @ 6200 rpm and a torque of 580 Nm @ 4000 rpm. It accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds and its tops speed is 250 km/h. The 3.0 TDI Quattro diesel engine produces a power of 233 PS @ 4000 rpm and a torque of 450 Nm @ 1400 rpm. It accelerates from rest to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds and promises to deliver a top speed of 243 km/h. All the engines are coupled with six speed automatic transmission.The engines will bear 6 cylinders except the Audi A8 4.2L, TFSI petrol engine as it will have 8 cylinders.The engines will be blessed with 8-speed tiptronic transmission with electronically transmitted shift information and Dynamic Shift Programme (DSP).


He car interior dances in luxury and assures great level of comfort. The car's interior is given elegant detailing which not just looks beautiful but also offers ample of comfort that will make you fall in love with it. The car is expected to hold LED ambient lighting package which will illuminate the interior of Audi A8 . It includes Roof module, 2 colour light strip/3 colour reflected light , Light strip between grab handles in 2 colours, LED Footwell lights (front and rear) in 2 colours. LED entry lights (x4) , Illuminated door pockets again in 2 colour LEDs, Colour choice (Ruby, Ivory, Polar) can be controlled via MMI, Light guide for front and rear doors, 3 colour LED, Illuminated centre console giving 'floating' effect, 3-colour LED and LED active door warning lights (x4).

The car will be beautified with Front and rear floor mats, 4-spoke leather multi-function steering wheel with gear-shift paddles , Keyless Go, Auto-dimming rear view mirror, Lower inlays in highly polished black, Upper inlays in walnut brown, Front sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors, Comfort front centre armrest. Split for driver and passenger with fold-up storage compartments; horizontally and vertically adjustable and Cloth headlining (colour dependent on chosen upholstery).Quality, ergonomics and functionality are the characteristic features of the roomy interiors of Audi A8. The car comes with the options of Valcona and Natural leather upholstery for its seats. The ergonomically-designed electrical seats provide optimum level of comfort to its occupants. The four-spoke multifunction steering wheel is adorned by finest quality leather. The cabin of the sedan features Multi Media Interface (MMI), with its retractable 7-inch color monitor displaying the audio information, route guide and other functions clearly. The interior lighting pack provides a cozy ambience inside the cabin.

Ride and Handling:

This Luxury barge is expected to come with optional Night Vision assistant, an integral thermal imaging camera, discretely mounted in the front grill, significantly improves safety and comfort when driving at night. Located in the Driver’s Information System , between the speedometer and rev counter a camera’s eye view of the road ahead is displayed to the driver. Thus a clearer view of road is shown to the driver despite darkness around. The system can be adjusted through the MMI menu and allows adjustment of highlighting people or objects, the warning system and the contrast of the screen.type of engine you choose, you will definitely be impressed by the balanced ride and handling of Audi A8, ensured by its advanced suspension system. Adding to the comfort is the driver adjustable air suspension, which ensures a comfortable ride without any kind of body roll over bumps and potholes on uneven Indian roads. With the power assisted rack and pinion steering, the vehicle proves to be surprisingly agile.

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