Audi A8 launched by the German automobile maker in the year 1994, has traversed the successful pathway since its first generation D2 type car to the latest Audi A8 face-lift version. Very well-known for its light weight aluminum construction body and famous, Audi's quattro all-wheel drive system, it delivers power packed performance in quick response to gear shifts. Specifically talking about Indonesia, Audi A8 is offered to the local residents in two engine capacities and a hybrid variant. This newly launched hybrid variant perfectly blends with the typical cue of Audi brand offering best-class finesse to its occupants.
Driving all your attention at Audi A8's heart, you will get to know about the options available for the engine equipped inside. It is featured in 3.0-litre and a massive 4.0-litre TFSI quattro engine that maintains the consistency and performance of the Audi brand. A8 3.0-litre V6 engine churns out a maximum power of 213 kW and a high torque of 420 Nm raging it to 100km/h speed mark from zero in just 6.1 seconds. The other engine, V8 4.0-litre gives a humongous power output of 309 kW along with the maximum torque of a whooping 600 Nm, delivering the acceleration of 0 to 100 kmph in a blazing 4.6 seconds. Both the engines takes fuel consumption of 8.8 l/100km and 9.4 l/100km respectively, driving in standard conditions. Besides this, Audi A8 Hybrid version sips only 6.3 l/100km and carries a 2.0-litre TFSI engine.
The full size executive sedan car of Audi, A8 stands out distinctively from the crowd due to its dynamic flowing lines marked on the side profile. Differently designed three-dimensional Audi Singleframe with xenon headlamps and LED daytime running lights adds the signature icon of the Audi brand to the car. Rear end made in coupe-layout and shoulder line ending up in a hint of spoiler adds sportiness to the Audi A8. It is constructed in all-over elongated proportions of 5137mm X 1949mm X 1460mm (L X W X H) along with the wheelbase 2992mm. Appointed with the large and substantial wheels of standard 17-inch size, Audi A8 offers you to customize this section to fit in the wheels of 21-inch size.
Looking out for Audi A8's interiors, it is exceptionally loaded with entertainment, multimedia and info-features that won't let you get bored even on long runs. 8-inch high resolution MMI touchscreen fitted inside offers you easy access to multi-media, navigation and other comfort functions. You will be surprised to know about the precision and detailing added to this car, even its tiptronic selector lever is shaped like a yatch's selector lever and is set ergonomically so that it can function as a hand rest while operating the MMI. Seats are hand-crafted, made in exclusive leather with edges lined in veneers, perfectly complimenting its inner ambiance. Other features with this car includes Bluetooth interface, mobile phone preparation, online Bluetooth car phone, TV reception and DAB, Audi music interface, Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System, Rear seat entertainment with 10.2-inch monitors, DVD, SDHC memory card reader, hard-drive jukebox, 20 GB memory card and much more. It also offers 520-litres of generous boot space.
Audi Space Frame (ASF) allows greater design to discover the world of Audi A8 in steel and its ally components making the basic structure of the car rigid and strong, best fit for sporty handling and reduced fuel consumption. Navigation, rear sensors and assistance system like Audi Pre Sense Basic, Audi Pre Sense Front, Audi Pre Sense Rear and Audi Pre Sense Plus protects you from possible threat and directs you to forge in the right direction. Besides, more technological innovations and advancements are accompanied with Audi A8 including night vision assistant, Audi side assist, Audi lane assist, adaptive cruise control and much more. These functions works in co-ordinance with each other to offer you safe and fun ride.
Audi A8 is one of those few full sized luxury sedans that have a sporty element in them. It offers your superior comfort and brilliant handling. But the huge dimensions of the A8 restricts it to be driven in congested environments.