A8 L

Design

  • Design

    Winner, World Luxury Car 2018. The new Audi A8 L.

    Live the future with us. A design that takes elegance and dynamics to a new level, with numerous assistance systems, a new operating concept that offers a new level of intuitive use, and above all more space. Configure your own personal space in the back, more flexible and comfortable than ever before, and experience even greater luxury in the new Audi A8 L.

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    A leader with history

    Prestige and dynamism – a testament to the fine design elements of the new A8 L. Despite its newly-designed exterior, it is also a tribute to the legendary Ur-quattro, not least because of its powerful wheel arches.

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    Design for a new era

    The new Audi A8 L is pioneering in style and keeps its promise the Audi prologue has given as a design study. The front with its wide, upright single-frame grille and its optional HD Matrix LED headlights with Audi laser lights bear witness to the progressive elegance of a new era. The powerfully exposed wheelhouses highlight its sportiness and, at the same time, create that unmistakable reminiscence of the “Urquattro”. And for the perfect finish: the slim, three-dimensionally formed Audi Matrix OLED taillights, which provide dynamic excitement together with its slightly inclined rear.

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    Your personal space

    Newly developed, deeply reflective colours for the Audi A8 L with Audi exclusive.The A8 L gives you much more freedom in terms of space and design. The range of interior options is freely combinable, and the exterior will shine with newly developed, deeply reflective colours such as earth grey, Vesuvius grey, and Seville red.

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    Elegance in a new light

    Thanks to the multi-coloured contours / ambience light package, the interior is staged with precise fibre optics. The interior design is highlighted and further enhanced in its quality.

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    Feel the difference

    The interior of the new Audi A8 L has a whole new operating concept. Touch displays with haptic feedback replace traditional operating switches and the less cluttered look gives a more elegant impression. Intuitive handling of the instrument ensures unique comfort, even in the back.

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    A heavy weight with a lightweight construction

    Like its predecessor, the new Audi A8 L stands for innovative lightweight construction technology. The multi-material space-frame design means its body weighs less on the scales. At the same time, rigidity is increased by one third.

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    Dynamic to the end

    The Audi Matrix OLED rear light in 3D design allows for a special lighting design for the new Audi A8 L, which leaves its distinctive mark. The OLED technology enables a homogeneous representation of geometrical shapes, which are infinitely dimmable.

    The new Audi A8 L is unmistakable in the dark thanks to its LED luminaire in combination with rear lights in OLED technology, also highlighting opening and closing vehicle. It isn’t just the design that is impressive – so are the gains for safety due to better visibility.

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    Everything at a glance

    Thanks to its luminosity and energy efficiency, LED technology is without a doubt on the leading edge of engineering services. Now it has been surpassed. And by a considerable degree: The HD Matrix LED headlights with Audi laser light, optionally for the A8 L, achieve 10 times the luminous intensity. Their bundled rays cast a piece of day into the night. The range of visibility is doubled with these laser spotlights in comparison to conventional technology.

    But it’s not just a matter of seeing better: A camera system in the front panel detects light sources in the oncoming traffic and enables this area to be automatically dimmed. This means that oncoming vehicles will not be exposed to glare. The dimmed area can be controlled extremely precisely due to an increased number of illuminated segments. It will be smaller as a result – which also improves your view.

    All of this functions automatically of course, thus providing a further prerequisite for relaxed, comfortable, and safe driving at night. The HD Matrix LED headlights are optional in the A8 L, indicated by a distinctive blue X in the headlights.

Engines and transmissions

  • Engine

    Efficiency as standard

    The Audi A8 L with mild hybrid technology: an innovative combination of internal combustion engine and electric motor.

    The Audi A8 L is a mild hybrid. This combination of an internal combustion engine, a 48-volt water-cooled belt starter generator, and a powerful lithium-ion battery will be available as standard for the first time. This new unit is the basis of a whole series of improvements, which are mainly characterised by greater efficiency and increased driving comfort. The Belt Starter Generator (BSG) has a double role: It operates as an electric motor or as an alternator. In its first function, it provides a propulsion torque of a considerable 60 Newton metres. These are utilised in the Audi A8 L for a unique function: When you reach your target speed, the combustion is switched off for up to 40 seconds between 30 and 160 km/h – for comfortable, quiet, and emission-free sailing.

    The BSG has enough power to restart the engine at any time. You touch the accelerator pedal – and the engine immediately kicks into action. The generator even has its advantages during deceleration: together with the powerful battery above the rear axle, it enables a more intense recuperation. This way spent energy is fed back to the vehicle. In many situations, this recovery is even more efficient than the mentioned sailing – thus the A8 L drive management constantly monitors and evaluates the situation.

Efficiency

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    Get there better with greater safety

    You can act with the utmost calm in the Audi A8 L. You have a unique abundance of networked systems at your fingertips. This intelligent network of sensors and algorithms supports you, if desired, from the motorway to the car park in almost any driving situation, and makes the ride even more comfortable, more in your command, and safer.

    The up to 41 assistance systems recognise and evaluate the current environment during the journey, provide you with additional information as required, and take action in stages if it becomes critical. With this comprehensive equipment set, a decisive step on the way to autonomous driving has been a success.