Munich, 31. August 2007 – audi has been represented in the luxury class for around 20 years; the a8 has been around since 1994. The second generation of the luxury sedan is currently available. Now the ingolstadt-based company has gently lifted the face of the coarse ring carrier, tightened the chassis and steering and added a new entry-level petrol engine to the range of engines. Now the 210 hp 2.8 liter fsi engine is the fifth engine for the coarse audi. With the new entry-level driver, a8 driving is already possible from 61.900 euros possible.
Only real with 58 leds
The new basic model can be recognized from the outside by the glossy black single-frame grill. This simple nose, which all six-cylinder models get, does not look bad on the smallest of the flagships, as it looks subtle. The eight-cylinder engines have horizontal chrome strips, the ten and twelve cylinders can be recognized by double-vertical chrome letters. Square fog lamps instead of the round haze eyes are the distinguishing feature of all a8s from their predecessors. At the rear there are also new led lights for all engine versions. There are 58 of these small diodes per rear light, which are individually recognizable through the clear cover. The 2.8 has a visible exhaust pipe on the left and right. Innovations are also visible in the side view of the 5.06 meter long sedan: the exterior mirrors have been slightly modified and now have integrated indicators.
What your heart desires
The interior of the a8 is without question a feel-good landscape. The door can be opened on our test car by touching the handle. The system, which allows for that, is called advanced key and is available at an additional cost of 1180 euros. The seats are more comfortable armchairs that offer enough lateral support and are made for long distances. Our gaze wanders over the well-equipped cockpit: nothing is missing here that makes driving more pleasant. The new model year brings new colors and materials, if you like, you can now order, for example, medium brown, semi-gloss walnut burl wood. The moldings not only look good, they also give the interior a warm atmosphere, as in our test car. Bang takes care of that too olufsen advanced sound system that delivers surround sound from 14 speakers. Two so-called acoustic lenses automatically slide upwards from the corners of the dashboard – this is also a treat for the eyes.