The 2018 Audi A8 L is here to redefine automotive luxury. Audi has enhanced both the drivability and the element of luxury in the 2018 A8. Simply stepping into the car will give you a glimpse into the future. A completely new design language with built-in innovative touchscreen operation concept along with electrified drive experience will hook you to the fourth generation of this brand’s flagship luxury sedan. The new A8 L is longer than the standard version and also features a longer wheelbase. Performance of this new longer is fitter than its previous generation. I will walk you down to the detailed specs of the car as well as new innovative tech integrated into the sedan.
As for the performance, the base trim of the Audi A8 L is equipped with a 3.0-liter V6 engine which churns out an impressive 330 horsepower and has a maximum torque output of 325 lb.-ft. There is also a bigger 4.0-liter V8 that makes 450 horsepower and 440 lb.-ft of torque. The engine features a ‘Roller Cam’ follower with overhead camshafts and hydraulic valve-play. There are two inlet and two exhaust valves per cylinder for optimum fuel efficiency.
The A8 also houses the signature Quattro permanent all-wheel drive system with self-locking central differential making sure of optimum power distribution, and is always ready for action. The 8-speed Tiptronic transmission system enhances the performance of the car. Hydraulic torque converter with lock-up clutch manages quick engage/disengage from the engine, delivering a smooth ride throughout. High-performance Five-link front axle with tubular anti-roll bar and air spring suspension system keeps the dynamics of the car swift and enhances cornering abilities of this, well, gigantic limousine.
The driving experience is phenomenal in this car and Audi has redefined its style with a highly responsive electromechanical progressive steering with speed-dependent power assistance which lets you handle the car easily even at higher speeds. Optimum braking is maintained by the new Dual-circuit brake system with split axles. The braking system is also assisted by an advanced ABS system and brake booster. This limo tops at a top speed of about 155 mph, but even at such speeds, the car remains silent on the inside. With so many features and advanced tech in the 2018 Audi A8, you can definitely call it the future of luxury automotive.
The chapter is not over yet. A genteel interior, features in the new Audi A8. You can experience the best sophisticated genteel interiors in the segment. Spacious cabin with leather-trimmed seats and a range of entertainment options will keep you hooked with its beauty and class. Seat heaters are also integrated into the rear seats. You also get individual tablets in the back to switch to your favorite music or a TV program. Massagers are also integrated into the seats to keep you relaxed on the go. The cabin gets a premium Bose audio system to keep the music lovers grooved. The whole infotainment system of the A8 is highly configurable and the owner can choose their own dedicated buttons for definite tasks.
Safety features for the A8 are one of the most renowned in Audi’s lineup. It is armored with ballistic protection standards that meet VR 9 standards. The car is bulletproof built for people who need the highest security. The materials used to build the new Audi A8 are military grade and has been a top-secret by the company. You can expect the safest car ride in the new 2018 Audi A8 L. The 2018 Audi A8 L retails at a starting price of $83,800, which is quite a bargain for such a tech-heavy and luxury oriented car.