New Audi A8 Quotes

Performance

The A8 boasts sharp dynamics and all models come with quattro technology with exception of the 2.0-litre TFSI hybrid version. All have an eight-speed automatic gearbox, for more details click on a brochure.

The most powerful of the petrol offerings is the 6.3-litre W12 but more impressive as daily drivers are the 3.0-litre TDI. It can complete the 0-62mph sprint in 6.1 seconds while the 4.0-litre twin turbo S8 will get from 0-62mph in 4.2 seconds.

Most comparable against rivals is the A8 3.0 TDI Quattro SE Exec with the Mercedes S350CDI and Jaguar XJ 3.0D Portfolio with the Audi’s 0-62mph sprint coming in 0.3 seconds ahead of the Jaguar and 1.2 seconds ahead of the Mercedes.

Running Costs

The smooth handling and sheer power of the 6.3-litre W12 petrol engine mean that its Co2 emissions are high at 277g/km. The entry level price for this model is £59,295 and it will depreciate less over three years than majority of its rivals in the sector.

Equipment

All of the A8 model range come with 8-speed tiptronic transmission, 18" alloy wheels, standard adaptive air suspension, quattro permanent all-wheel- drive, HDD based satellite navigation system, Bluetooth interfacing and a mainframe of security features. The seats are covered in Valcona leather with variable temperature heated front seats, cloth headlining, aluminium look in interior, keyless go and a choice between metallic or pearl-effect paint.