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.
Features & Design
Efficiency as standard.
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 new A8 L innovative assistance systems take your driving experience to a whole new level both from the point of view of comfort and safety.
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.