2011 Audi A8  -  $78,925


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $78,925
Base Invoice: $73,462
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 21 | City: 17 | Hwy: 27
Body Style: 4dr Sdn
Transmission: 8-speed automatic Tiptronic transmission
Engine: 4.2L DOHC FSI 32-valve V8 engine

Pros

Strong acceleration and nimble, responsive handling; fuel efficiency; backseat room in A8L; new MMI interface; extensive driver-safety and accident-avoidance features


Value Writeup

The long-wheelbase version of the A8, the A8L, is now slightly longer than the BMW 7-Series, Lexus LS or Mercedes-Benz S-Class, bringing an exceptionally roomy interior. The A8 still manages to feel more nimble and responsive than would ever be expected for such a large vehicle. With its new, stronger powertrain, the A8 not only performs better but achieves EPA highway rating of 27 mpg--near the head of the pack among large luxury sedans. A number of other tech features, such as the industry-first full LED headlamps and the next-generation touchpad MMI interface inside, are market standouts.


Model Highlights

A direct-injected 4.2L V8 engine making 372 horsepower and 328 pound-feet of torque is standard on A8 and S8L models. The A8L W12 FSI, to be available later in the model year, gets a direct-injected, 450-hp, 6.3-liter W12 engine. The A8 can get to 62 mph in 5.7 seconds, while the A8L W12 takes just 4.9 seconds. All A8 models come with quattro all-wheel drive, which is calibrated to feel sporty and enhance cornering confidence yet also take on slippery road conditions. The system can send 60 percent of torque to the rear wheels during normal driving, or more to whichever wheels have the best traction.

Both models now come with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Audi says that fuel efficiency has been very significantly improved this year, with gains of 12 percent for the W12 model and 15 percent with the V8. Fuel economy ratings are up to 17 mpg city, 27 highway for the V8 models.

The A8 is a very large sedan, but it handles like a smaller, more nimble sport sedan, thanks to its air suspension system, which comes with three modes: Comfort, Dynamic and Auto. Dynamic not only firms up the suspension and steering feel but also makes the accelerator pedal a little more responsive. The new A8 is built on a version of the aluminum Audi Space Frame, which helps keep weight down yet enhances rigidity, for a smooth more refined ride and crisper handling response.

A8L models are about five inches longer than the standard-wheelbase A8, with most of that length going to backseat legroom. The A8's very spacious and luxurious cabin includes supple leather upholstery with trims and inlays that include wood veneers, aluminum and padded leather. The new instrument panel design has an especially wide, flat center console and the shift lever has been modeled after the throttle control on yachts. On the outside, the A8 includes the first full LED lamp system--including high and low headlight beams, parking lamps, and cornering lamps--of any new car.

Top driver-assistance technology options include adaptive cruise control (with a stop-and-go function), night vision assistant with pedestrian detection, Audi lane assist and Audi side assist. There's also a new Audi braking guard system, which warns the driver of obstacles or hazards ahead and will sound a warning and prime the brakes. Automatic emergency braking will even deliver strong braking when it's determined that a collision is unavoidable to help lessen its severity. Audi Pre Sense also helps reduce the severity of a crash by readying vehicle safety systems, adjusting seats to an ideal position, closing the sunroof and windows, and stiffening the suspension.

Also included in the new A8 is an upgraded Bang & Olufsen sound system, now making 1400 watts and, as Audi puts it, "a theater-like sound experience." The new navigation system also draws input from Google Maps and has an improved look.

To help manage all the onboard technology, Audi has installed a next-generation version of its Multi-Media Interface (MMI). A new MMI Touch function lets you write out letters on a touchpad for entering navigation destinations, enter numbers for radio functions, flip through album covers for the MP3 library, or use it as a pointer for map functions.


Model News

Audi's flagship A8 large luxury sedan is all-new for 2011, with new engines, a slightly longer cabin for more interior space, more options for traditional luxury-car comfort, and of course various technological advances--including a stiffer, lightweight body; reduced fuel consumption; a reconfigured, more performance-oriented version of quattro all-wheel drive. Several new driver-safety systems such as night vision and automatic emergency braking have been included for 2011.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9

EPA Classification
Large

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4

Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 MPG

Cruising Range - City
402.90 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
639.90 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
4.2L/254

Fuel System
FSI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
372 @ 6800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
328 @ 3500

Trans Type
8

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

Total Cooling System Capacity
12.0 qts

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
114.9 ft³

Front Head Room
37.2 in

Front Leg Room
41.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.1 in

Second Head Room
38.1 in

Second Leg Room
38.7 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.8 in

Wheelbase
117.8 in

Length, Overall
202.2 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
76.7 in

Height, Overall
57.5 in

Track Width, Front
64.7 in

Track Width, Rear
64.4 in

Min Ground Clearance
4.72 in

Trunk Volume
14.6 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4409 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Adaptive Air

Suspension Type - Rear
Adaptive Air

Front Tire Size
P255/45R19

Rear Tire Size
P255/45R19

Front Wheel Size
19 x 8.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x 8.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
19 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Spare Wheel Material
Alloy

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
41.0 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.2 x 1.34 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 x 0.87 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
23.7 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

4.2L DOHC FSI 32-valve V8 engine

8-speed automatic Tiptronic transmission

Front/rear hypoid gear electronic differential locks (EDL)

Torsen torque sensing center differential

quattro permanent all-wheel drive

110-amp/hr battery

140-amp alternator

Adaptive air suspension

5-link front suspension w/upper & lower control arms

Trapezoidal-link rear suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Audi drive select -inc: comfort, auto, dynamic, & individual modes

Servotronic speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr vented front/rear disc brakes

Electromechanical parking brake -inc: auto release

Dual exhaust tailpipes

Audi pre sense basic crash preparation

19" 10-Y-spoke alloy wheels

P255/40HR19 all-season tires

Compact spare tire w/alloy wheel

Pwr tilt/slide glass sunroof

Body-color moldings

Body-color bumpers

Aluminum exterior trim -inc: beltline, window

Auto on/off headlights -inc: rain/light sensors, range adjustment, washers

Adaptive xenon plus headlights w/cornering lights & LED daytime running lights

LED tail lights

Front/rear puddle lights

Rear fog light

Exterior door handle LED lighting

Dual body-color auto-dimming pwr folding heated mirrors w/integrated LED turn signals

Tinted glass

Rain-sensing variable speed intermittent front windshield wipers

Body-color door handles w/aluminum accents

AM/FM stereo w/6-disc CD/MP3 changer w/HD Radio, radio data system (RDS)

Bose surround sound system w/(12) speakers, AudioPilot

In-dash DVD player

Audi music interface w/iPod cable

20GB Jukebox hard disc drive storage

SIRIUS satellite radio -inc: (3) month trial subscription

Bluetooth phone preparation

Audi space frame (ASF) -inc: aluminum frame & body structure

Valetta leather seating surfaces

18-way pwr driver & front passenger multicontour pneumatic bucket seats -inc: driver & front passenger pwr lumbar, driver & front passenger seat memory

Heated front seats

Rear bench seats

Front/rear comfort headrests

Full length center console -inc: adjustable rear air vents, rear seat heat controls, rear pwr outlet, dual cupholders, dual folding/height adjustable armrests w/storage, MMI controls

Front/rear floor mats

Illuminated aluminum door sills

Pwr tilt/telescopic 3-spoke multifunction leather steering wheel w/memory, audio controls & shift paddles

Driver info display -inc: trip computer, automatic check system, outside temp display

Multi-Media Interface (MMI) -inc: 7" retractable touch backlit color display, ability to program exterior lights

Pwr windows w/1-touch up/down & pinch protection

Pwr central locking system w/safety unlock feature if airbags deploy

Advanced key w/keyless start, stop & entry

Remote trunk/fuel tank release

HDD navigation system w/real time traffic

HomeLink universal garage door opener

Cruise control

Anti-theft alarm system w/immobilizer

Digital clock

Diversified body-color antenna in rear window

Dual zone automatic air conditioning -inc: 4-zone temp in front

Rear window defogger w/timer

Rear seat heat ducts

Cooled glove box

Leatherette on upper dashboard

Wood upper inlays

Brushed aluminum silver lower trim

Rear center folding armrest w/cupholders

Front/rear door storage pockets

Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass

Rear pwr sunshade

Driver & front passenger illuminated visor vanity mirrors -inc: normal & magnified mirrors

(4) assist handles w/slow retraction feature

Interior lighting -inc: front/rear reading lights, courtesy delay, fade-in/fade-out, automatic-on when key is removed, trunk, lighter, ashtray, front/rear footwells, storage compartments, door sills

Customizable ambient LED lighting

Leather-wrapped shift knob/hand brake lever

Front seatback map pockets

Luggage net

(4) tie-down eyelets in trunk

Rear center console w/storage

Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD) & brake assist

Traction control (ASR)

Electronic stability program (ESP)

Programmable LED daytime running lamps

Driver & front passenger dual-stage & dual-threshold next generation airbags -inc: occupant detection

Driver & front passenger Sideguard head curtain airbags

Driver & front passenger knee airbags

Front & rear outboard thorax side airbags

Front (3) point safety belts w/automatic pre-tensioning/force limiters & height adjust

Rear (3) point safety belts W/force limiters for outboard passenger seating positions

Safety unlock feature *Unlocks doors & turns on interior lights if airbag deploys*

Rear child safety door locks

Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Emergency trunk release

Passive tire pressure monitor

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
NORTHEAST EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
FRONT LICENSE PLATE HOLDER
$0

 
FRONT GRILLE FILLER PANEL
$0

 
PHANTOM BLACK PEARL
$0

 
ICE SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
NIGHT BLUE PEARL
$0

 
QUARTZ GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
IBIS WHITE
$0

 
HAVANNA BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
EMERALD BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
OOLONG GREY METALLIC
$0

 
SAVANA BEIGE PEARL
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
NOUGAT BROWN, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
TITANIUM GREY, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
VELVET BEIGE, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
DRIVER ASSISTANCE PKG
$3,000

 
CONVENIENCE PKG
$2,350

 
PREMIUM PKG
$2,000

 
SPORT PKG
$5,900

 
ALCANTARA PKG
$1,500

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$800

 
20" 10-SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS
$1,200

 
PWR TILT/SLIDE SOLAR SUNROOF
$790

 
LED HEADLIGHTS W/LED DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS
$1,400

 
DUAL-PANE ACOUSTIC BREAK-RESISTANT SECURITY GLASS
$600

 
BANG & OLUFSEN ADVANCED SOUND SYSTEM
$6,300

 
REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT
$3,000

 
DVD CHANGER
$670

 
LEATHER UPGRADE
$750

 
PWR SOFT-CLOSING DOORS
$550

 
4-ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL
$950

 
ASSAM GRAY VAVONA WOOD INLAYS
$0

 
WALNUT BROWN WOOD INLAYS
$0

 
ALCANTARA HEADLINER
$1,500

 
REAR PWR SUNSHADE W/PWR SIDE REAR SUNSHADES
$750

 
NIGHT VISION ASSISTANT
$2,300


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