Sunday, October 27, 2013

2014 Audi A8 Review

For the new model year, Audi has redesigned its flagship and made it even finer.

2014 Audi A8

The Audi flagship model is now been refreshed since 2010 on the market for the new model year. Here, the 2014 Audi A8 shows in detail refined and offers more luxury and safety.

To recognize the new model year, mainly due to the new front and rear lights in LED technology and the new rear apron. Inside, new materials and colors are available, for the first time, there is also a special leather which is bleached without any chemical additives.

Of course, the requirements are particularly high in the luxury segment, Audi has positioned it as sporty as well as the A8 luxury sedan.

2014 Audi A8

Technically plays the big Audi of all the cards and offers the option of up to 15 assistance systems. New are the adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function, a night vision assistant with pedestrian and animal recognition and an active lane assist.

Also new and very striking are the matrix LED headlights, which not only give the A8 a very grim look, but also convince with an excellent illumination of the road.

25 LEDs per headlamp units not only provide perfect illumination of the road, but are also connected so flexible and fast that the oncoming traffic or other road users are not dazzled. The individual lighting control system gives nearly one billion (!) Different settings so that the illumination is perfect, other road rather not be blinded.

2014 Audi A8 interior

As individual as the light control can make the A8 in the interior. As before, there are 513.5 inches long, the normal version and the long version 526.5 cm.

Even in the "short" A8 can be found in the rear lot of space, the long version then provides first-class conditions and multiple adjustment options. On request, the rear seats can be air-conditioned, and equipped with an adjustable massage function. With the facelift and the boot capacity has grown and now offers 520 liters of storage space.

In the engine, customers can also choose from a wide range of possibilities. To start, the A8 3.0 TDI clean diesel with 258 hp (190 kW).

2014 Audi A8

As an alternative for diesel engines, there is still the only remaining 8-cylinder diesel in the luxury car, the A8 4.2 TDI, the power to 385 hp (283 kW) is now risen.

More choices offer the petrol. The weakest version of the A8 and quattro all-wheel drive only model without the A8 hybrid comes with 245 hp (180 kW).

Alternatively, there are the 3.0 TFSI with 310 hp (228 kW), the A8 4.0 TFSI with 425 hp (320 kW), the S8 4.0 TFSI with 520 hp (380 kW) or as a top model in the A8 L W12 6.3 with 500 hp ( 368 kW).

In a first exit we could have the 3.0 TFSI, the 4.2 TDI and the 6.3 W12 enjoy. All three models share the most lush and luxurious interior with excellent workmanship and high quality material appearance. The wealth of features needed despite a clear design although a short settling time, yet one gets along very quickly.

Are very comfortable, air-conditioned leather seats with massage function, which in the case of the A8 is working really very pleasant and offers multiple settings. This control is achieved via the MMI control dial on the center console.

Even the 310 hp (228 kW) 3.0 TFSI ensures proper performance. In just 5.7 seconds, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h and the top speed is electronically limited to 250 km / hr.

2014 Audi A8

Even if the noise insulation is very good with all models, so the 6-cylinder petrol engine at full speed passes through a slightly throaty sound. Be peak torque of 440 Nm is the gasoline 2900-4750 rev / min and thus has ready at hand any time a lot of power.

The 500-hp gasoline engine makes its power then of course still quiet and faster. In 4.7 seconds to reach 100 km / h mark on the speedometer, and the A8 W12 sprints further perk up the electronic seal off at 250 km / h.

Smoothness and comfort are at the highest level. Even at top speed, it is in the interior even quieter than some other cars of the middle class at 100 km / h

Thanks to the quattro all-wheel drive, the force is applied perfectly to the road in all models, and the A8 handles very athletic despite comfort. The over 5 meters in length would be driving the A8 hardly dare, because the very direct steering gives a very sporty feel.

As a reasonable and golden mean between the models is driven by us shows the 8-cylinder diesel. Even the most powerful diesel opponents would find great pleasure in the A8 4.2 TDI.

During the sprint, the strong diesel is even par and also the W12 sprints in 4.7 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h With its maximum torque of 850 Nm, available ready 2000-2750 rev / min, the diesel offers at any time so much force that one would leave not a single moment of W12.

2014 Audi A8

Even the engine running the V8 diesel is the W12 petrol narrowly on the heels, even in the diesel can be heard beyond the 200 km / h no sound from the 385-hp diesel. Here, the diesel consumption of 5.9 liters per 100 kilometers, is also very economical way.

With the facelift, Audi A8 really improved in every detail and a sporty luxury sedan class in the program. Cutting-edge technology and luxurious amenities combined with the sporty performance make the A8 a true highlight.

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