Latest edition of the Audi A8 luxury car came in 2010, and now company has decided to update A8 and performance S8 sedan. Small changes on the outside, new technology options and an upgraded engine program is on schedule. There are no radical changes in A8 and S8. The shapes on the hood, grille and front bumper have more defined lines. The rear bumper has been redesigned and is joined by a new diamond shaped exhaust pipes. The car comes with new chrome trim and high gloss black interior with five new paint options available. Main beam consists of 25 LEDs that can be turned on,off and dimmed depending on the situation. Headlight system react precisely to oncoming traffic while offering suitable light according to driving conditions. A new matrix LED headlights are available as option.
The engines are tuned for more power and lower fuel consumption. Five engine choices are available for A8, two diesel and three gasoline. A turbocharged 3.0 liter TFSI developing 310 hp, 4.0 liter V8 twin turbo TFSI with 435 hp, 3.0 liter TDI offering 258 hp as well as super hot 4.2 TDI diesel that develops 385 horsepower and has a torque of 850 Nm. Top of the line A8 L W12 Quattro is luxuriously equipped. Just as the name suggests, it has a twelve cylinders under the hood. The 6.3 liter engine develops 500 hp and thanks to a cylinder shut off technology that turns off half the engine at low speed enables it to achieve 11.7 liters per 100 kilometers or 20 mpg. Primarily designed for the U.S. market is the Audi A8 hybrid that combines 2.0 liter four cylinder TFSI with an electric motor. The total output is 245 hp and 480 Nm. According to the company it will deliver 6.3 l/100 km or 35 mpg.
S8 is sporty version of Audi range and comes with familiar but brilliant 4.0 liter V8 with 520 hp. With this powertrain, the new S8 can achieve 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds. This model also comes with cylinder shut off system which helps it manage a very good efficiency of 9.90 liter/km or 23 mpg. Among new options available on offer are active lane assist, Park assist system with 360 degrees display, head-up display that projects information on front and a new night vision system. Public debut of upgraded Audi A8 and S8 will be at the Frankfurt motor show which opens in early September. The upgraded Audi A8/S8 will be available to customers in November, 2013.
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