Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, announced the launch of its successful flagship – the new Audi A8L on 4th of May which has been exhaustively updated. Offering superior design, hand-built quality, lightweight construction and an abundance of high-end technologies, the new Audi A8L is priced at INR 11,295,000 for ex-showroom Delhi and INR 11,143,000 for ex-showroom Maharashtra, and is available at all Audi dealerships across India.
The new Audi A8L has undergone the largest update in its history. The engine hood, the single-frame grille and the front bumper are more sculptured, while the straight lower edges on the headlights give its face a stunning look. The rear of the new Audi A8L has been completely redesigned and is now more homogeneous than ever before. A chrome brace has been integrated to the rear lights. Although the size of the tail end has not actually changed, its new design renders it much flatter and thus broader.
The most important highlight of the new Audi A8L is the Matrix Headlamps, first by any luxury car manufacturer. A direct evolution of Audi’s signature LED headlights, the high-beam comprises of 25 small, individual light-emitting diodes per unit that can be switched on and off or dimmed individually as needed – delivering a phenomenal 966,105,422 different illumination configurations. This enables the headlight system to react to oncoming or preceding vehicles and blank out light with great precision while continuing to fully illuminate the rest of the road.
The new Audi A8L has one TFSI gasoline engine and two TDI units. These are the V8 biturbo 4.0 TFSI with 320 kW (435 hp), the highly efficient 3.0 TDI with 180 kW (250 hp) and the 4.2 TDI with 283 kW (385 hp). Output of the 4.2 TDIq engine has been increased by 35 hp and of the 4.0 TFSIq by 15 hp. In the 3.0 TDIq, the torque is increased by 30 Nm while the fuel efficiency is increased by 20%. The 4.0 TFSI accelerates the new Audi A8L from 0 to 100 km/hr in 4.6 seconds. Equipped with a fast and smooth-shifting, eight-speed tiptronic, the Audi A8L owes its sporty character in large part to the sophisticated chassis. The quattro and Audi drive select system is standard.