Entry-level motoring to A8 3.0 TDI unit is 250 hp and 550 Nm. This is only offered in the company of eight-speed automatic transmission, made by ZF and quattro all-wheel drive system. Rivals do not offer all-wheel drive on the entry level or eight-speed automatic transmission, automatic offer them having six reports and rear-wheel drive. Compared with competitors, the A8 3.0 TDI boasts of the lowest speed at which maximum torque is available - 1,500 rpm. This provides an advantage in many respects, even though rivals offer up to 620 Nm (in the case of S350 BlueTec, but at 1,600 rpm). However, the 3.0 TDI is the strongest unit in the segment, the title being held by them diesel V6 Jaguar's XJ, offering 275 hp. In second place comes from unit 350 CDI Mercedes-Benz, with his 258 hp.
The behavior of this engine on the A8 is very pleasant, being imperceptible vibrations despite talk of a fairly large diesel and Antiphonary is also successful. Rounds are at a high level, the A8 managed to make impression at almost any speed. Basically, when we speak of a model of this size, it depends on customer preference, engines and transmissions are very close in performance.
Although it is a luxury model, for elites, Audi A8 has announced the 6.6 liter average fuel consumption per cent. The nearest rival, Jaguar XJ has combined consumption of 7.0 liters per cent, but it has all-wheel drive. Wheel-drive version of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the A8's closest equivalent in this respect, has an average consumption of 7.3 liters per cent. BMW 730d is offered in four-wheel drive version, and the model has combined consumption of 7.2 liters per cent.
A8's onboard computer is equipped with a function that you specify additional consumers and consumption in liters per hour of their. From the air conditioning, ventilation and heating to seat all have an effect on consumption of this model. If you stop it all, we came very close to the value announced by the manufacturer for the urban - 8.0 liter percent. Because no move to a cooling off and A8 with right foot slightly flaky fuel consumption in urban areas, in a system running cool, reaches 10.5 percent liters. If we hurry, it rises to 1.0-1.5 liter percent.
On the highway, the Audi A8 feels at home with his eight-speed, running at 120 km / h to 1,500 rpm in the eighth stage. Consumption at that speed is only 7.5 liters per hundred, air conditioning on, or slightly above as a compact diesel consumed in the same conditions.
Extra under the A8 3.0 TDI consumes 6.5 liters less than percent, while the respect speed limits imposed by law. Briefly mention the most economical model in the segment, which achieved an average fuel consumption very low.
Usually, you're the best in terms of consumption, it's not like being the first to perform. Well, those of the Audi A8 3.0 TDI out pasenţa the model is the fastest in its category to "niche" of up to 3.0-liter diesel. Even Jaguar XJ, with his 275 HP, not to keep his chest A8, is 0.3 seconds slower from 0 to 100 km / h Mercedes S350 BlueTec 4MATIC requires 7.1 seconds to reach 100 km / h, while the BMW 730d requires 7.2 seconds for this action.
A8 comes with a sober interior, very good finish and quality materials. Germans have mixed woods, leather and aluminum to produce an elegant interior, functional and very ergonomic. Initially, you will be bombarded by the large number of buttons, both located on the dashboard and center console and steering wheel. Even if they put a lot of buttons in the A8, the Audi's were not stingy in plastic, it is quality, and the pieces that have a finish that looks like aluminum are even aluminum. In the MMI interface settings, the customer can change color interior illumination (being offered three settings).
The seats are very comfortable and offer optional massage system can be very satisfying. Basically, do not want to leave the car once you activate and they discover the secrets. As regards the rear, they also offer a high degree of comfort, but true directors, those who drive their own car, could choose wheelbase version for a more relaxing to travel longer , not hinder access massive body-guard in the passenger seat.
The showy part of the interior, where the center console-mounted analog clock is ashtray. Even if not you'll ever, it is made of brushed aluminum logo carefully stamped with Audi. I have to abstain to admire every time you open the compartment that houses.
Audi A8 starts at $ 116,399, without taxes in United States of America. The cheapest model in its segment equipped with a 3.0-liter diesel BMW 730d, which starts at $ 104,041, with taxes included. Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTEC 4MATIC starts at $ 109,910, taxes included, while Jaguar XJ costs $ 106,640, taxes included in the entry level.
Copy the files, finished in a pearl color called "Nachtblau" is optional 25,406 euros worth. Moreover, if we sum in itself, but less in comparison with the model final price - $ 151,341 including taxes. Ventilated seats with massage function costs $ 2,509, taxes included, plus the Comfort package, for $ 3,010 and accessories that we recommend when you set up an A8. The cheapest option costs only $ 100, it can disable the passenger airbag in the front passenger seat.
In addition to a multitude of airbags, ABS, ESP and other such systems, called Audi A8 has a pre sense, which oversees the area around the vehicle and radar detects a possible collision. If the vehicle is equipped with power seats with memory, such as specimen tested, it automatically moves to a more secure passenger and side air bags inflate claims, if the vehicle is equipped with comfort package (again, such as the test vehicle).
In short, the Germans have not made any rebate in respect of security technologies and how they are applied, the occupants of A8 being kept "in down" for a possible impact.
As this is a luxury saloon created a premium brand, comes to an orientation towards passenger comfort. However, by Audi could not make such a dynamic model, enabling the driver to adjust how the driver wants to feel the touch of a button. Rather, a set of MMI, which provides the following: dynamic, self, and individual comfort. The last mode allows a mixture of the above by setting separate throttle response, suspension firmness, firmness of direction and, not least, preload adjust seat belt. Air suspension is standard and automatically adjusts each wheel, firmness and ride height varying certain parameters.
Department has the right firmness and provides the right level of feeling on all modes, although BMW 7 Series can boast one of dynamism in this chapter, justified by the fact that the rear wheels and they get their system direction. In the absorption of road shocks parks and we do not have reproached for A8 model successfully managed to filter out all disturbing elements, while the things that really mattered and were felt.
Audi A8 no problem in terms of visibility, despite the impressive size. The specimen tested is equipped with a xenon adaptive headlights, option 951 euros, VAT included, which allows automatic adjustment of the headlights depending on weather conditions and speed. Moreover, A8 versions equipped with the navigation system and a set of special lights lit at the entrance to an intersection to increase driver visibility without confusing the way the other partners. Projectors have been completely eliminated, faciculul lights light generated can be "modeled" automatically when it detects fog. A8's problems but that concern is very difficult to handle in parking Bucharest, where size does not take into account the crowded city.
The specimen tested benefit in terms of technology many optional equipment, among which we mention 14-speaker Bose audio system including subwoofer and center speaker, which integrate a 12-channel amplifier with an output of over 600W. Audio adjust their own volume to interior noise and offer enhanced audio surround sound 5.1. Front doors speakers enjoyed Acoustic Wave technology, which allowed precise bass playing. Store with DVDs have six seats and could play MP3, WMA, AAC and MPEG-4, and customers were available and a device for connecting your iPod and USB sticks, with a hard disk internal, 20 GB music book.
Audi A8 is a sober and elegant design model that combines these features with a touch of sportiness. The Audi range fits perfectly in the design language and that it is the flagship brand is visible both when alone on the road and when it is in a parking lot full of Audi's of all sizes.