The Audi A8 is the flagship Audi model. While it trails behind entries from Mercedes, BMW, Porsche and Jaguar within this category in terms of sales, this model has gained a loyal following especially among Canadians.
The upcoming 2015 Audi A8 is one great example of a rolling portfolio of cutting edge technologies, luxury and assistance systems combined with Audi’s recognized design skills. Visually, the 2015 Audi A8 has got front and rear clips. The grills, hoods, bumper and lights have more pronounced outlines than the current model. Its rear is also updated with new bumper lights and cladding. The headlights feature a less aggressive contour with choice of LED, xenon or Matrix LED headlights. The trunk space has also been enhanced.
2015 Audi A8 Review
The interior is similarly minimally updated. However, there is a broad range of choice in trim materials and colors. The 2015 Audi A8 shall be available in a choice of 8 different inlays in the panel of instrument and ten different choices for the seat coverings and an special new leather known as Unicom, a supper supple and vegetable tanned hide. The rear seats are individually powered which are separated by full-length, leather covered console.
A cooler is built-in into the space behind the rear-center armrest. In addition, there is a rear-seat entertainment package comprised of a 19 speaker, 1400 watt Bang and Olufsen audio system.
The 2015 Audi A8 shall be made available with a wide range of engine alternatives and with 2 wheelbases. Audi put emphasis on a selection of technologies, a new optional system of headlights and enhancements made to the engine ensemble. There are also 15 monitoring and driver-assistance programs in addition to autonomous driving.
The active lane assist grabs the steering wheel and corrects your driving when you meander into other lanes. In addition, there is a self parking function with 360 degree sensors and night-vision. The cargo vault is now virtually 5 inches further forward as a result of far fewer system electronics.
There shall be 4, 6, 8 and 12 cylinder engines in diesel, gasoline and hybrid configurations. All these will be mated on an 8 speed ZF automatic transmission that sends power through the Audi’s Quattro system to all the four wheels. The 12 cylinder W12 delivers up to 500hp.
Release Date Of 2015 A8
The supercharged 3.0 litre V6 delivers 310 horsepower in European specification. A new electric-powered steering unit lobs in 0.3 liters/100km off every powertrain choice. It is set to arrive in Canada at the second quarter of 2014. Even though the pricing has not yet been made available, it is expected to range between $90,700 to $174,000.