Among its many luxurious saloons the A8L is Audi's largest, and one that's a joy to drive or be driven in. It represents the highest standards of craftsmanship and vehicle technology to stand proudly as one of the most capable and admired models in the segment.
The 'L' in the car's name distinguishes it as the long wheelbase variant and, in common with its shorter sibling, an elegant exterior has been crafted by the firm's design team. Aluminium trim for the windows join a large chrome grille as evidence of the car's status, while the all-LED headlights deliver low energy consumption and safe illumination of the road ahead. At the rear sit twin exhaust pipes to hint at the car's strong performance, and it rides on stylish 18-inch 'ten-spoke-V' alloys as standard.
Inside there's added space for even the tallest passengers, making the A8L the choice for the discerning motorist who wants to travel first-class, even on the road. This comfortable environment can be made your own by choosing from an array of interior design options, notably the leather upholstery in a host of colours to join inlays of brushed aluminium, fine-grain birch wood and more. In the boot up to 520 litres of luggage can be carried depending on the model chosen, so you never need to pack light.
Whether you're the driver or a passenger, you won't fail to feel connected and entertained wherever your journeys take you in the A8L. The standard technology offering includes an Audi Music Interface with connectivity for an Apple iPhone® and other external devices, which you can control with ease using the MultiMedia Interface. Smartphones can also be linked up with the car via Bluetooth® to keep you in touch with the people that matter, and a clever satellite navigation system leads you to each destination with the minimum of disruption.
Choosing the A8L also means a choice of various high-powered and refined engines for performance to match your driving style. The entry-level SE trim offers a 3.0-litre TDI quattro unit with eight-speed tiptronic transmission, and upgrading to SE Executive adds a 380bhp 4.2-litre TDI quattro plus the 429bhp 4.0-litre TFSI quattro. For optimum eco-aware driving opt for the A8L Hybrid and its 2.0-litre TFSI hybrid system which emits just 146g/km of CO2. Topping the range is the W12, which boasts a magnificent 493bhp 6.3-litre engine. Just like the 4.0-litre TFSI quattro, the W12's powertrain will take you from 0-60mph in less than 4.6 seconds.
Managing the vehicle's high performance are a host of active safety technologies featured within an ultra-strong Audi Space Frame. Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) monitors the car's performance and makes subtle tweaks to keep you in command, while an Electronic Differential Lock (EDL) enhances traction. Pre-sense basic detects an imminent collision and prepares the car for impact, with multiple airbags and ISOFIX child seat anchor points also included to protect all occupants.
For a sample of the sophisticated A8L's drive and technology, enquire with John Clark Audi in Aberdeen or Dundee to arrange a test drive. Our expert advisers will help you to fully understand everything this class-leading model has to offer.