Audi A8’s facelift version has been launched, the German manufacture has yet decided to put boost up their vehicles by V6 and V8 motors.
On to the Engine and Specs, the global version of Audi A8 will feature three engines one is the 3.0L TDI, 3.0L TFSI and 4.0L V8. The 3.0L TDI engine will be offered in diesel variant, the power output is 286HP. The second engine which is the 3.0L TFSI unit produces 340HP.
The last engine which is the 4.0L V8 unit produces 461HP which is kinda more than what its being offered in Audi’s S8 (V8 motor). All the engine options are well integrated with the 8 speed Tiptronic automatic transmission and the vehicle is also well engineered with the Quattro (all wheel drive) system. However, there will be no fully electric version from Audi of its A8.
Starting with its design language the Audi A8 this time will get more bigger and bolder front grille which is finished in chrome. Moreover, it will carry its traditional Matrix LED headlights allowing the vehicle to spread the lighting evenly which can only be available with digital projector headlamps.
Jumping to the inside of the vehicle Audi in its A8 will offer two 10.1-inch display panel for the rear passengers which can be controlled from the rear armrest as well. Moreover, all the infotainment system features updated OS which is the MIB 3 software.
On to the safety features Audi has filled up the A8 with advanced safety features as obvious, the 360 degrees parking camera, Automatic parking system with Audi’s remote assist and a lot more.
Horch Version (Exclusive for China currently)
Audi has also introduced an all-new trim for the Audi A8 named Horch which is exclusive for the chines market, as China accounts for nearly 60% of total sales of Audi A8. The new trim is the most luxurious model of Audi A8 competing with the Mercedes Maybach S-Class. The major changes which include are as
- longer wheel base for more comfort.
- New alloy wheels.
- Dual tone paint option.
- Diamond quilting in the interiors.
- Foot massaging relaxation seats which are as standard.
- However, the engine will be same as 3.0L V6.
The plans for India launch can be the next year as India already owns the an A8L which available only with V6 petrol setup which owns a 55 TFSI Quattro setup and produces 340HP. The Audi A8L which is available currently is priced at Rs 1.58 crores.
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Credits: All the images have been taken from the official Launch event of Audi A8.