Stretching bounds of comfort.
The German company is claiming to push the bounds of comfort even further with the arrival of a new long wheelbase version of the A8.
The new car, which is due to open for orders in late July, adds 130mm of wheelbase and body length - concentrated at the rear to provide exceptional passenger space.
The Audi A8 L will be further refined by an extensively reworked version of the 12-cylinder W12 petrol engine offering improved power and efficiency.
Lightweight aluminium for everything bar the steel B pillars ensures the car weighs around 40% less than an all-steel equivalent.
Power will come courtesy of four engines - a 3.0-litre TDI (250PS) diesel, 4.2-litre TDI (350PS), a 4.2-litre FSI (372PS) petrol and, exclusively for the long wheelbase model, the W12, which has been bored out from 6.0-litres to 6.3-litres. Maximum power has increased to 500PS.
The A8 L W12 can cruise to 62mph in just 4.9 seconds, and on to a governed top speed of 155mph.
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|Publication:||Daily Post (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||May 10, 2010|
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