|After last month’s announcement of the updated flagship A8, Audi is introducing an exclusive special edition of its large sedan – the A8 exclusive concept with W12 engine (500 hp/368 kW. The small-series production variant, which is scheduled to begin rolling off the assembly line in March 2014, is strictly limited to 50 units. This long body A8 version is characterized by a special logo on the door sill trims and now an exclusive interior.|
The updated A8 features new assistance systems, the innovative Matrix LED headlights and a myriad of engine options. In dimensions, the Audi large sedan measures 5.14 meters long, 1.95 meters wide and 1.46 meters tall, and has a wheelbase of 2.99 meters. The A8 L gains an additional 13 centimeters in both length and wheelbase. Boot space has been increased somewhat to 520-liter.
Audi A8 range get an edgier engine hood with singleframe grille, front bumper
In looks, the Audi A8 is characterized by the engine hood, singleframe grille, a more pronounced front bumper and flatter headlights. Add in the optional Matrix LED technology, you get automatic headlights adjustment and adaptive typed configuration. Fine chrome strips and high-gloss black window frames dominate the side of the car. From the rear, the LED lights have been revised. In all versions except the S8, the exhaust system terminates in two large, trapezoidal tailpipe tips on each side of the rear end. Fine chrome strips and high-gloss black window frames round out the revised design. There is a choice of 12 exterior colors, including five new ones. Wheel sizes range up to 21 inches on the sporty S8.
Four engine choices are available for the A8 range: two petrol and two diesel engines. These are the supercharged 3.0 TFSI with 310 hp, the V8 biturbo 4.0 TFSI with 435 hp, the 3.0 TDI with 258 hp and the 4.2 TDI, which produces 385 hp and 850 Nm of torque. The top-of-the-line A8 L W1 takes on a 6.3-liter powerplant that churns a mind blowing 500 hp, yet assumes a fuel efficiency of 11.3 liters per 100 kilometers.
Audi A8 exlcusive concept is instilled Aniline leather interior
For the A8 Audi exclusive concept, the interior receives an elegant touch with aniline leather in Agatha cognac color. Sourced from the tradition-laden Italian designer furniture maker Poltrona Frau, this leather is particularly soft and natural looking. The center sections of the seats feature diamond quilting. The inlays are made of fine grain olive ash natural silver brown. Its gray-brown shade harmonizes with the granite gray piping, stitching and central pleat of the seats. The shade granite gray is also found on the steering wheel, the door top shoulders and the upper section of the instrument panel, which is covered with fine Nappa leather. The headlining is in snow white Alcantara, the rear shelf is covered with cognac brown Alcantara and the carpeting is jet gray.