2015 Audi A8
Completely redesigned LED headlights are now standard on the full model line and are complemented by powerful creases in the hood as well as a newly designed grille, bumper and splitter.
The A8 L TDI(r) clean diesel makes a powerful statement in achieving the best fuel economy in its segment with an EPA estimated 24 city/ 36 highway/ 28 combined miles per gallon, boasting improved efficiency without compromise on performance. The Audi A8, equipped with the optional 4.0T V-8 engine, has been improved upon for 2015 with horsepower increasing from 420 horsepower to 435 hp.
A new electromechanical steering column helps reduce weight and improves fuel efficiency. Dynamic steering, newly available as part of the sport package, provides variable-ratio steering that increases responsiveness based on speed and steering input required.
Active lane assist helps keep the A8 between lane markings through active steering adjustments. Night vision assist now offers animal detection that can help alert the driver to deer and other animals that are hard to see in the night.
Inside, the new A8 offers available 22-way front comfort seats with five different massage functions, as well as improved acoustic measures for a quieter cabin experience and optimized trunk packaging for increased space and usability.
The top of the range, the A8 L W12 model, is the first 12-cylinder engine to feature intelligent cylinder control, helping provide improved highway efficiency. The top of the line flagship model also benefits from all of the design changes to the lighting, hood and grille.
Base model estimated mpg: 19/29. Estimated starting price: $77,400.
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Compiled by Motor Matters