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The Audi full size, flagship sedan marries supreme luxury, outstanding power, precision driving dynamics and advanced safety systems in a vehicle that takes technology to new heights. It is the ultimate luxury sedan.
Audi quattro®quattro®Audi quattro® permanent all-wheel drive, has had over a 30-year-long tradition.quattro® all-wheel drive transfers power from front to back, as needed. After all, a wheel spinning is wasted motion. Along with better performance, quattro® provides high levels of active safetyActive SafetyActive safety refers to everything designed to help prevent an accident from happening. Active Safety and improved traction on virtually all surfaces.
On cars with longitudinally installed engines, a differentialDifferentialWhen a vehicle turns a corner, the inside wheels cover a shorter distance than those on the outside. Differential distributes power and compensates for differences in wheel rotation when cornering.
MMI® Touch is an information display and interaction system that lets drivers control multiple components. The touch screen allows drivers to enter a destination, name, or phone number by simply drawing the characters on the pad with their index finger. The hard drive-based navigation system displays 3D images, while the Audi Music InterfaceAudi music interfaceThis connective technology offers intelligent integration with the iPod® and the iPhone®. Audi music interface allows connection to various music players. Bluetooth®Bluetooth®Bluetooth® is the name of a group of wireless technology standards that allows different types of electronic devices to interact via short-range radio waves.Bluetooth® technology is also included.
Audi is expanding its engine lineup with a new, high-performance gasoline engine. The 4.0 TFSI with 420 hp is a high-tech engine featuring numerous innovative solutions.
The Audi start/stop system saves energy and reduces CO₂ emissions by automatically switching the engine off when the car comes to a standstill, even for brief moments, such as traffic lights. A powerful starter energized by a heavy-duty, deep-cycle battery restarts the engine in a quick, seamless transition when the driver releases the brake pedal or steps on the clutch again to engage a gear.
Quiet, convenient to operate, fast and responsive, the start-stop system is the best way to make efficient engines even more economical.
The A8 4.0T offers the option of enhanced luxury and comfort with beautifully detailed, perforated, and stitched, Valcona leather front seats with 22-way adjustment. Integrated ventilation and massage ensure maximum comfort at all times.
The aluminum bodyAluminum BodyThe Audi A8 is the first North American car with an aluminum body built according to the Audi Space Frame® principle. Aluminum Body components of the A8 4.0T offer many advantages. An extremely stiff body offers better handling and ride comfort while the lower weight offers improved fuel economy.
Auto-levelling Audi Bi-Xenon headlights produce about twice as much light as comparable halogen headlights, while the adaptive technology of the headlights assists the driver in seeing better through curves. Also available is a full LED lighting system that includes low and high beams.
The Cylinder-on-Demand technology is accompanied by sophisticated acoustic initiatives. Utilizing active engine mounts and active noise control (ANC) that goes virtually unnoticed by the driver, the V8 feels and sounds incredibly smooth in the interior of the vehicle while in four-cylinder operation. Four microphones embedded in the headliner detect normal V4 acoustic changes and transmit sound waves using the vehicle’s Bose® or Bang & Olufsen®Bang & Olufsen®Sound system pioneers Bang & Olufsen have tailored their Advanced Sound System exclusively for the Audi A8, leaving nothing to chance.Bang & Olufsen® speakers (whether on or off). The sound waves are of the same amplitude, but 180 degrees out of phase, thus diminishing undesirable noise from reaching the ears.
Audi’s advanced parking system with rear-view camera makes parking easier. Using ultrasonic sensors to measure distance, Audi parking systemAudi Parking SystemThe Audi Parking System (APS) makes parking easier. Audi Parking System emits an intermittent warning tone to indicate how far the car is from an obstacle. As the distance decreases, the warning tone becomes faster. It first sounds when the car is a little over 5 feet from the obstacle, becoming continuous when only 8 inches remain. The rear Audi parking system switches on automatically when the vehicle is in reverse. Includes rear-view camera and optional top view camera.