Audi A8 L 50 TDI Quattro S Line 4dr Tiptronic Diesel Saloon

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Fuel: Diesel

Body: Saloon
Trans: Automatic

Front/rear floor mats, Heat insulating glass in side and rear windows, ASR traction control, Adaptive air suspension, Audi wireless smartphone interface, Adaptive cruise assist with Stop and Go, Power operated tailgate...


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Ten Second Review

This MK4 model Audi A8 faces some tough rivals, but there's an argument that it's as good as any of its competitors, even Mercedes' mighty S-Class. It's smarter, larger and more sophisticated and claims to be the first production car in the world to have been developed for highly automated driving.


Audi is used to winning. It's got extremely good at it, continuing to push technological boundaries wherever it can to stay a step ahead of its rivals. And the best place to see Vorsprung Durch Teknic at work? Well it has to be here doesn't it, with the brand's top A8 large luxury saloon, further improved in this fourth generation form. It's hard to remember now, but prior to this A8's original launch back in 1994, Audi wasn't really considered a fully-fledged prestigious brand. Its cars generally languished in the corner of your local Volkswagen dealer's showroom and appealed to those who couldn't quite stretch to the products of the smarter German makers. The first generation A8 changed all of that, a car the like of which the luxury segment had never seen before. Aluminium spaceframe technology from NASA. 4WD quattro technology from the World Rally Championship. And exquisite standards of build quality that redefined what boardroom buyers could expect from a European luxury car. At a stroke, it put posh rivals on the back foot - and Audi has never looked back since. The second and third generation A8 saloon merely perfected the recipe, but this MK4 model claims to have taken a real step forward once again. Has it? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

The array of engines you get in the latest A8 is pretty mouth-watering. While it's true that the oily bits have been tweaked rather than offering anything overwhelmingly novel, they were good to begin with and have just got better. There are two extensively re-engineered V6 turbo engines: a 3.0 TDI and a 3.0 TFSI. The diesel develops 286PS, and the petrol version 340PS. There's also an eight-cylinder TDI - a 4.0-litre with 435PS - and as before, the exclusive top engine version is the W12 with a displacement of 6.0 litres. An e-tron quattro variant has also been developed, this derivative mating a 3.0 TFSI petrol engine with an electric motor to achieve a 449PS output and 700Nm of torque. This time round, dynamic all-wheel steering complements the standard quattro permanent all-wheel drive system and buyers also get Audi AI active suspension, a fully active suspension set-up. Depending on the driver's wishes and the driving situation, it is capable of raising or lowering each wheel separately with electric actuators. This newfound latitude enables it to deliver the polished ride comfort of a classic luxury saloon and the taut, composed agility of a more driver-oriented performance car in equal measure. It's clever. It's an Audi. What else did you expect?

Design and Build

Audi says that this fourth generation A8 signals the beginning of a new design era for the entire brand. The front end with its wide, upright Singleframe grille and the fluid, muscular body both aim to convey power, elegance, sophistication and modernity. As before, two bodystyles are available, the 5.17-metre 'standard' version and the A8 L, which has a 13cm-longer wheelbase. Space is often considered to be the ultimate luxury, and compared to its predecessor this MK4 A8 has grown substantially in length in both body styles. Occupants can also now relax in even more sublime surroundings, with every detail radiating superlative bespoke quality - from the perforation in the seat upholstery to the electrically opening and closing shutters on the air vents. The most sought-after seat in the new Audi flagship model could quite possibly be the rear left - the optional relaxation seat in the A8 L that comes with four different adjustment options and a footrest. In this seat, the passenger can warm and massage the soles of their feet on a unit with multiple settings incorporated into the back of the front-passenger seat. Up-front, the instrument panel is largely free of buttons and switches. At its centre is a 10.1-inch touchscreen display which, when off, blends almost invisibly into the high-gloss black surround thanks to its black-panel look.

Market and Model

Prices start at just under £70,000 and range up to just over £100,000. A major draw this time round is the automated driving technology that Audi has built in. The Audi AI traffic jam pilot takes charge of driving in slow-moving traffic at up to 37mph on major roads where a physical barrier separates the two carriageways. The system is activated using the AI button on the centre console. The traffic jam pilot manages starting, accelerating, steering and braking. The driver no longer needs to monitor the car permanently and can even switch to watching the on-board TV. As soon as the system reaches its limits, it calls on the driver to take back control of the task of driving. Whether this wil be permitted by UK legislation is yet to be determined but from a technical perspective, the traffic jam pilot is revolutionary. And there's more. The Audi AI remote parking pilot and the Audi AI remote garage pilot autonomously steer the A8 into and out of a parking space or a garage, while the manoeuvre is monitored by the driver. The driver does not need to be sitting in the car - he or she can start the appropriate system from their smartphone using the new myAudi app. It broadcasts a live feed of the parking manoeuvre taken from the car's 360-degree cameras onto the owner's handheld device for easy monitoring.

Cost of Ownership

All the conventional A8 engines operate in conjunction with a belt alternator starter, which is the nerve centre of the 48-volt electrical system. This mild hybrid technology enables the car to coast with the engine switched off, and to restart smoothly. It also has an extended start/stop function and an energy recovery output of up to 12kW. The combined effect of these measures is to improve efficiency substantially. For ultimate performance in that regard though, you'll want to talk to your Audi Centre about the A8 L e-tron quattro version, which uses a powerful plug-in petrol/electric hybrid drivetrain. Its 3.0 TFSI engine and powerful electric motor achieve 449PS of system power and 700 Nm and there's a lithium-ion battery that stores enough power for about 31 miles of electric driving. Audi Wireless Charging will be offered at a later date as an option. Here, a pad in the garage floor transfers the power inductively to a receiver coil in the car. Depreciation in this sector is traditionally severe, especially where the more expensive models are concerned, but Audi residuals are usually strong.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Audi music interface
  • Audi sound system
  • Metallic - Terra grey
  • Metallic - Moonlight Blue
  • Metallic - Glacier white
  • Metallic - Monsoon grey
  • Metallic - Floret silver
  • Metallic - Mythos black
  • Metallic - Navarra blue
  • Metallic - Vesuvius grey
  • Metallic - Seville red
  • Solid - Brilliant black
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Rear seat remote control
  • Metallic paint
  • Pearlescent paint
  • Solid paint
  • Deletion of engine designation at rear
  • Deletion of model + engine designation at rear
  • Twin spoke leather multifunction steering wheel with gearshift paddles
  • Black cloth headlining
  • Valcona leather upholstery with front sports seats
  • Acoustic double glazing
  • Electro - mechanical power assisted steering
  • Parking system plus - front + rear sensors
  • Reading lights
  • Matrix LED headlights with LED rear lights + dynamic rear indicators and headlight washers
  • Pearl - Impala beige
  • Pearl - Daytona grey
  • 3 point rear seatbelts x3
  • Valcona leather - Black + front sports seats
  • Valcona leather - Metropole grey + front sports seats
  • Valcona leather - Merlot red + front sports seats
  • Valcona leather - Nutmeg brown + front sports seats
  • Valcona leather - Saiga beige + front sports seats
  • Valcona leather - Sard brown black + front sports seats
  • Fine grain ash natural grey brown upper inlay
  • 19" 15 spoke design cast aluminium alloy wheels
Body Glass
Heat insulating glass windscreen and side windows
Acoustic windscreen
Heat insulating glass
Heat insulating glass in side and rear windows
Windscreen with acoustic glazing
Electric front windows
Heated rear window
Privacy glass
Electric rear windows with isolation switch
Heated windscreen washer jets
Emergency brake assist
Hill start assist
ASR traction control
EDL traction control
Electromechanical parking brake
Adaptive air suspension
Audi smartphone interface
Audi wireless smartphone interface
Audi phone box with wireless charging
Wireless Smartphone charger
Driver Aids
Hill hold assist
Lane departure warning system
Adaptive cruise control with Stop and Go + pre sense front
Adaptive cruise assist with Stop and Go
Lane departure warning including emergency assist
Rear view camera
Audi drive select
Camera based traffic sign recognition
Driver Convenience
Advanced key with Audi hands free boot opening system
Power operated tailgate
Operating buttons in black, glass with extended aluminium
Remote fuel filler release
Driver Information
Virtual cockpit
Audi virtual cockpit
Service interval indicator
Head up Display
'Lights On' warning buzzer
Colour driver's information system display
MMI navigation plus with MMI touch
Driving Mirrors
Body colour door mirrors
Electric heated, adjustable, folding and dimming door mirrors with memory
Body colour exterior mirror housings
Electrically adjustable heated folding + automatically dimming exterior mirrors with memory function and integrated LED indicators
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirror
Embellishment Trims
Brushed aluminium lower inlay
Dark matt brushed aluminium lower inlays
Diesel particulate filter
DAB digital radio module
USB Connection
MMI radio plus with CD player
DVD System
MMI radio plus
Audi music interface at rear
Exterior Body Features
Power tailgate
Audi space frame
Sport exterior styling
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Side skirts
Sports bumpers
Body colour side protection with aluminium trim strips
Exterior Lights
High beam assist
Automatic headlight control system
LED brake lights
LED daytime running lights
Electric auxiliary air heater
Auxiliary heater
Dust/pollen filters
4 Zone automatic air conditioning
Interior Features
Comfort front centre armrest
Leather gear lever
Electric rear/rear side window blinds
2 spoke leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles
Multifunction steering wheel
Jack and tool kit
Leather gearknob
Comfort centre armrest
Electric sunblinds for rear window and rear door windows
Rear centre armrest
Tool kit
Centre console with cupholders
Roof mounted sunglasses holder
Door pockets with bottle holder
Passenger footwell storage net
Cooled glovebox
Height/reach electric steering column with easy exit function
Door armrest with storage
Luggage compartment pack - A8
Light and rain sensor pack - A8
LED ambient interior lighting pack - A8
Driver and front passenger airbag with front side and head airbags
Seatbelt warning
Pre sense basic
Predictive pedestrian protection
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Tyre pressure warning light
Extended pedestrian protection measures
Audi connect safety and service (e-call)
Front and rear side airbags with head airbag system
Audi pre sense basic
Seatbelt reminder + electric contact in buckle + advanced safety equipment
Audi pre sense front
Driver and passenger airbags
First aid kit
Warning triangle
Side airbags
Active front headrest system
Tyre pressure warning
Head airbags
Rear child proof door locks
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Rear head restraints
ISOFIX child seat mounting in front passenger and rear outer seats
Front sport seats
Heated front seats
Electric 4-way lumbar support for front seats
Rear headrests
Isofix child seat mounting points on outer rear seats
3 seater rear seat system
Height adjustable rear head restraints
Electric front seats with memory function
Isofix child seat preparation
Electric adj front seatbelt height + memory
Comfort rear headrests
Climate controlled seats
4 way electric lumbar support
Anti theft wheel bolts and loose wheel warning
Advanced key
Anti theft alarm tow away protection
Anti-theft wheel bolts and wheel loosening detection
Anti theft alarm
Remote central locking
Locking wheel bolts
Thatcham category 1 alarm+immobiliser
Tow away protection
Quattro all wheel drive with self locking centre differential
8 speed transmission with hill hold assist
Vanity Mirrors
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Driver and front passenger side sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Wheels - Spare
Space saver spare wheel
Bang + Olufsen advanced sound system£6,400.00
Audi music interfaceStandard
6 CD/DVD autochanger in glovebox£550.00
Audi sound systemStandard
Digital TV reception£1,250.00
Audi Exclusive leather equipment and trim (package 1) - Valcona Leather - A8£5,250.00
Audi Exclusive leather equipment and trim (package 2) - Valcona Leather - A8£7,500.00
Audi Exclusive leather equipment and trim (package 3) - Valcona Leather - A8£9,250.00
Audi Exclusive leather equipment and trim (package 4) - Valcona leather - A8£16,750.00
Extended leather upholstery pack - A8£2,350.00
Rear seat package - A8£5,950.00
Rear Seat Entertainment - A8£3,050.00
Leather Pack - A8£1,000.00
Extended LED Interior multi coloured light pack - A8£580.00
Rear seat package - A8 in conjunction with rear comfort pack£5,750.00
Rear seat package plus - A8£9,100.00
Rear seat package plus - A8 in conjunction with rear comfort pack£8,700.00
Alcantara black headlining pack - A8£1,200.00
Comfort and Sound pack - A8£1,695.00
Rear comfort pack - A8£1,600.00
Air quality Pack - A8£540.00
Safety pack - A8£450.00
Safety plus pack - A8£1,325.00
City assist pack - A8£1,375.00
Comfort and sound pack with Bang + Olufsen advanced sound system - A8£6,895.00
Alcantara pastel silver headlining pack - A8£1,200.00
Alcantara pearl beige headlining pack - A8£1,200.00
Paint - Metallic
Metallic - Terra greyStandard
Metallic - Moonlight BlueStandard
Metallic - Glacier whiteStandard
Metallic - Monsoon greyStandard
Metallic - Floret silverStandard
Metallic - Mythos blackStandard
Metallic - Navarra blueStandard
Metallic - Vesuvius greyStandard
Metallic - Seville redStandard
Paint - Solid
Solid - Brilliant blackStandard
Driver Convenience
Power door closure£675.00
Homelink (programmable garage door opener)£275.00
Heated front and rear seatsStandard
Massage and ventilation function for front seats£1,600.00
Massage and ventilation function for front and outer rear seats£3,300.00
Front seat ventilation£800.00
Rear seat remote controlStandard
Exterior Body Features
Metallic paintStandard
Pearlescent paintStandard
Solid paintStandard
Deletion of engine designation at rearStandard
Deletion of model + engine designation at rearStandard
Panoramic sunroof£1,750.00
Audi exclusive paint£3,400.00
Interior Features
Twin spoke leather multifunction steering wheel with gearshift paddlesStandard
Double foldaway table£2,100.00
Audi exclusive cool box£1,100.00
Heated twin-spoke leather multi-function steering wheel with shift paddles£250.00
Black cloth headliningStandard
Through load facility£200.00
Audi exclusive - Alcantara parcel shelf£1,375.00
Audi exclusive controls in leather£650.00
Valcona leather upholstery with front sports seatsStandard
Body Glass
Adaptive windscreen wipers with integrated washer jets£450.00
Acoustic double glazingStandard
Driver Aids
Dynamic all wheel steering£1,950.00
Night vision assistant£2,200.00
Electro - mechanical power assisted steeringStandard
Night view assist£2,200.00
Audi parking system plus + park assist£400.00
Parking system plus - front + rear sensorsStandard
Interior Lights
Matrix LED reading lights£250.00
Reading lightsStandard
Exterior Lights
OLED rear lights£1,900.00
Matrix LED headlights with LED rear lights + dynamic rear indicators and headlight washersStandard
HD Matrix LED headlights with Audi laser light + OLED rear lights + dynamic rear indicators and headlight washers£3,100.00
Paint - Pearlescent
Pearl - Impala beigeStandard
Pearl - Daytona greyStandard
3 point rear seatbelts x3Standard
Tyre pressure monitor£300.00
Towbar preparation£190.00
Towbar with electric swivel function£1,300.00
Trim - Leather
Valcona leather - Black + front sports seatsStandard
Valcona leather - Metropole grey + front sports seatsStandard
Valcona leather - Merlot red + front sports seatsStandard
Valcona leather - Nutmeg brown + front sports seatsStandard
Valcona leather - Saiga beige + front sports seatsStandard
Valcona leather - Sard brown black + front sports seatsStandard
Embellishment Trims
Walnut brown wood upper inlay£450.00
Poplar brown silver inlay£450.00
Piano black finish upper inlays£750.00
Upper inlays in Eucalyptus natural grey brown£450.00
Fine grain ash natural grey brown upper inlayStandard
Upper inlays in lime artefact natural grey brown£450.00
Wheels - Alloy
20" 20 structured spoke partly polished alloy wheels in contrasting grey£1,400.00
20" 10 parallel spoke design forged contrasting grey alloy wheels£2,775.00
19" 15 spoke design cast aluminium alloy wheelsStandard
20" 5-arm turbine design gloss turned finish alloy wheels in magnesium look£2,000.00
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)5.9
Engine Power - BHP286
Engine Power - KW210
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM3500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT443
Engine Torque - MKG61.2
Engine Torque - NM600
Engine Torque - RPM2250
Top Speed155

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