Seen in picture is the Audi’s flagship A8 luxury sedan is better equipped than ever to take on the best from Mercedes-Benz and BMW. The A8’s understated styling belies a rich interior loaded to the brim with high-tech features including a new infotainment system that receives your inputs from a touchpad on the center console.
Added size and features are offset by improvements to the Audi A8’s all-aluminum frame that drops the weight below that of the car it replaces. Improvements to the A8’s base engine, a 4.2L V-8 that now produces 372 horsepower and 328 lb-ft of torque thanks to direct injection ensure top-level performance, especially when matched with Audi’s superb quattro all-wheel drive system and a new 8-speed transmission. In addition, the vaunted W-12 engine option is set to return, with a reported 500 horsepower and 460 lb-ft on tap. An even higher-performing S8 model is also expected to join the lineup sometime next year.
Engines: 4.2L V-8, 6.3L W-12
Transmissions: 8-speed automatic
Models: Normal Wheel Base, Long Wheel Base, S8