H Audi στο περίπτερο της παρουσίασε και το A8 L W12 exclusive concept το οποίο παρότι το ονομάζει ως πρωτότυπο, ανακοίνωσε ότι θα το βγάλει σε περιορισμένη παραγωγή 50 μονάδων. Φορά τον W12 κινητήρα 6.3-λίτρων που αποδίδει 500 άλογα με 625 Nm ροπής. Αυτό που το κάνει ξεχωριστό είναι ότι στο εσωτερικό έχει τοποθετήσει ένα υψηλής ποιότητας δέρμα Poltrona Frau. Οι επενδύσεις των καθισμάτων είναι σε χρώματος κονιάκ και έχει γκρι ραφές. Οι ξύλινες επενδύσεις είναι από ξύλο ελιάς σε ματ σκούρο γκρι απόχρωση, ενώ μέχρι και το κλειδί είναι επενδυμένο με δέρμα. Επίσης στο περίπτερο της έχει και την απλή μακριά έκδοση του A8, που οι Κινέζοι δείχνουν ότι την έχουν σε μεγάλη εκτίμηση.
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The Audi A8 and Audi A8 L
The A8 and the long-wheelbase A8 L are at the front of the luxury category. The Audi flagship impresses with a lightweight aluminum body, powerful and highly efficient engines, the user-friendly MMI operating system and a luxurious interior.
Body The sporty, elegant and distinctive body of the large sedan is an aluminum Audi Space Frame (ASF), with only the B-pillars made of ultra high-strength steel. Roughly 40 percent lighter than a comparable steel body while also impressing with high rigidity and excellent vibration comfort, it is an exemplary demonstration of Audi ultra-lightweight construction. It earned Audi the Euro Car Body Award, the highest accolade for innovative car body design. The optional LED headlights are another high-end solution.
Drive The Audi A8 and A8 L are available with five direct-injection V6 and V8 engines: two gasoline units and three TDI units. The 3.0 TDI with 150 kW (204 hp) is the new entry-level engine. It drives the front wheels and consumes just 6.0 liters per 100 km (39.20 US mpg) in the EU driving cycle. The 4.2 TDI with 258 kW (350 hp) produces the most torque – 800 Nm (590.05 lb-ft).
- 3.0 TFSI quattro with 213 kW (290 hp)
- 4.2 FSI quattro with 273 kW (372 hp)
- 3.0 TDI with 150 kW (204 hp)
- 3.0 TDI quattro with 184 kW (250 hp)
- 4.2 TDI quattro with 258 kW (350 hp)
The standard eight-speed tiptronic features closely-spaced gears while still featuring a wide spread for reduced fuel consumption. Its control system is purely electronic, operated with an elegant selector lever and paddles on the steering wheel. The quattro permanent all-wheel drive, standard in almost all models, has a distinctly sporty and rear-biased character. On request, the sport differential dynamically distributes the forces between the rear wheels; this feature is standard with the 4.2 TDI.
Chassis The A8 and the A8 L offer both luxurious ride comfort and sporty handling. Their wheel control arms are made of aluminum. The brake discs measure up to 400 millimeters (15.75 in) in diameter, depending on the engine. The standard adaptive air suspension with variable damping is integrated into the Audi drive select dynamics system. It can be complemented with the optional dynamic steering.
Interior The interior of the A8 enchants with light and elegant lines, craftsman-like fit and finish, and extraordinary attention to the smallest of details. Audi offers the rear seat passengers the option of two power-adjustable and heated individual rear seats, which can be paired with the optional continuous center console. The individual seats can also be equipped with optional ventilation and massage functions, and features such as a folding table and a cool box make the passengers’ stay even more enjoyable.
The A8 L is 13 centimeters (5.12 in) longer than the standard version in both wheelbase and overall length. It is available with an optional relaxation seat with power footrest. The relaxation seat includes numerous seating options, such as a massage function and Rear Seat Entertainment.
Equipment The Audi A8 and the A8 L feature a high degree of technical intelligence. This is manifested in the MMI operating system or the optional MMI touch with touchpad, in the networking of the MMI navigation plus with other vehicle systems and in the assistance systems. The most important of these is the radar-based adaptive cruise control with stop & go function. It works closely together with the Audi pre sense safety system. Other highlights include the night vision assistant with highlighting of detected pedestrians and the parking system plus with reversing camera.
Audi also offers many attractive multimedia modules. The top version is the Advanced Sound System from Bang & Olufsen, which boasts 19 speakers. The luxury sedan offers a WLAN hotspot, and Audi has partnered with Google to offer numerous attractive services under the name Audi connect. One highly intelligent solution is Audi online traffic information, which will soon be expanded to include voice-activated Google POI search.
The Audi A8 L W12 The A8 L W12 is the top model in the line. It is powered by a supremely powerful gasoline engine that is unusually short and lightweight. The normally aspirated 6.3-liter engine with direct injection produces 368 kW (500 hp) and 625 Nm (460.98 lb-ft) of torque, yet is extremely refined.
In addition to all the qualities of the model series, the top version also offers the performance of a sports car. The sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) is completed in 4.7 seconds; the governed top speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph) is just a formality. The Audi A8 L with the W12 engine is also available in a special armored version that features Class 7 armoring and an array of special equipment for a high level of safety.
Small-series limited edition: the A8 L W12 Audi exclusive concept
• Audi showing luxury sedan with exquisitely finished interior at Frankfurt Motor Show • Poltrona Frau brand leather and olive ash natural inlays • Only 50 to be built, each identified by serial number
At the Frankfurt Motor Show Audi is showcasing a small-series version of the A8 L W12 that is aimed at an exclusive group of connoisseurs. The sedan, being marketed under the “Audi exclusive concept” label, presents an exclusively finished interior – with leather of the prestigious Poltrona Frau brand and olive ash natural inlays.
The standard version of the A8, Audi’s flagship model, is already a thrilling example of uncompromisingly high build quality – the bespoke character of its interior appeals to all the senses. The brand takes the experience to a new level in the A8 L W12 Audi exclusive concept.
The seats are upholstered in Cognac-colored leather by the exclusive Italian manufacturer Poltrona Frau – a grade with an exceptionally soft, even, natural finish. There are highlights of granite gray piping on the center sections of the seat and seat backs. Leather elements on numerous parts of the interior – such as the dashboard, the center console, the tunnel, the door trims and seat consoles – round out the equipment; even the car key is trimmed in leather.
The inlays made from the wood olive ash natural provide an elegant contrast to the leather by Poltrona Frau. The light gray-brown veneer has an exquisitely fine grain, a natural, slightly rough surface and a hint of silver in the pores that gives the wood’s appearance a refined look. It is used extensively throughout the interior – for instance as inserts in the seat backs, on the cockpit fascia, in the door trims and on the large storage and control-panel units in the rear.
Sill trims with “Audi exclusive concept” lettering, deep-pile carpeting and exclusive-quality floor mats complete the interior. The body of the showcar that Audi is using to communicate the theme at Frankfurt is painted in Monsoon Gray.
The A8 L W12 Audi exclusive concept will be built in a strictly limited run of 50; each vehicle bears a plate marked with the serial number. Following in the footsteps of the Q7, this is now the second car line with a version under the “exclusive” label. Other models will follow.