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In this video I give a full in depth tour of a 2004 Audi A8 L. I take
viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while
showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues
to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start
it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of
this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the
2012 Audi A8-L 4.2 Start Up, Exterior/ Interior Review
Welcome everyone to the all new 2012 Audi A8-L with the 4.2L FSI V8 in
Phantom Black Pearl Effect. With this being Audi's flagship sedan, it
incorporates many of Audi's signature design cues and materials.
It's now one of the most luxurious models that Audi currently sells on the
current market. On that front, it now sports multiple futuristic and highly
luxurious design cues, and all new features. Many of these highly unique
aspects are explained throughout this complete review of the vehicle.
This review consists of explaining many unique features and aspects of the
overall car, complete with a demonstration of the engine, through the start
up process. This video is designed to educate potential buyers and
enthusiasts alike on one of many new vehicles on the market today.
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Prestige. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior
of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting
unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the
details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A
thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
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Audi A8 : Car Review
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latest car reviews and motoring news at www.newcarnet.co.uk
Large, executive saloons such as this Audi A8 are the traditional
range-topping flagship for a premium manufacturer. Audi was once a relative
outsider, but a lot has changed in the past 20 years, and this all-new A8
is expected to go head to head with the Mercedes S class, the BMW 7 Series
and the Jaguar XJ. Corporate pride is at stake.
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It doesn't matter if you're looking for a car to drive, or to be driven in,
the A8 is thoroughly impressive in both areas. It packs a host of clever
technology to make the driving experience as seamless as possible,
including lights that are connected to the sat-nav and will illuminate
junctions, bend round corners and even dip when they sense oncoming
traffic. A system called Audi Drive Select also features, and allows
drivers to tweak the steering, suspension and gearbox to make the car more
sporty or more comfortable. The cabin itself is finished in high-grade
materials and is very logically laid out. Customers looking for a bit more
space to stretch out in the rear can opt for the long wheelbase version.
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2012 Audi A8-L Test Drive & Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/audi/a8/2012/ The 2012 Audi A8 is a perfect
example of what a full sized luxury sedan should be. On the outside the
Audi A8 is beautiful from the grill all the way to the taillights, under
the hood lies a powerful V-8 engine, and inside the driver and passengers
are treated to an ultra luxurious experience. But owning a high end luxury
car does not come cheap. The base model (normal wheelbase) has an MSRP of
$78,750, while the Long Wheelbase version tested here starts at $84,700.
But the ultimate 2012 Audi A8 is the Long Wheelbase edition with the W12
engine which starts at $133,500.
The 2012 Audi A8-L is powered by a 4.2 liter V-8 engine that produces 372
horsepower and 328
lb-ft. of torque. While not the most powerful car in the full sized luxury
segment; the engine in combination with an 8-speed automatic transmission
does a great job of putting the power down to the ground through standard
Quattro all-wheel drive. The 2012 Audi A8-L can accelerate from 0-60 MPH in
5.8 seconds. Fuel economy is excellent with the A8 netting 18 MPG in the
city and 28 MPG on the highway. The engine is exposed which is great and
there are wonderfully contrasting colors in the engine bay that really grab
On the outside the 2012 Audi A8 is a very stylish car which is sure to get
you noticed. The massive chrome grill looks great and really stands out.
The Xenon headlights combined with the world famous LED running lights are
signature Audi. The A8 also has a set of huge 19-inch alloy wheels at all
On the inside the Audi A8 is plenty spacious with enough room for 4 adults
and all their belongings. The A8-L is the long wheelbase version and this
platform stretches the amount of interior room a couple more inches. The
interior of the car makes you feel like you are in a luxurious living room.
Everything is beautiful and Audi did a great job of finding the perfect
balance between woods and metals that make up the trim pieces. All the
buttons and controls are top notch since Audi understands what a luxury
buyer demands. The A8-L is a real driver's car; it is response and fun to
The 2012 Audi A8 is a true joy to drive. It you are going to spend $80k on
a high end luxury car then you owe it to yourself to take a long test
drive. When shopping for a full sized luxury automobile make a checklist
and compare the various cars in the segment. Audi has really captured the
essence of what a luxury car should be with the 2012 Audi A8-L.
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The full-size luxury-car segment is a ship constantly steered by a new
captain. Indeed, whenever one of the usual suspects—Mercedes, BMW,
Jaguar, or Audi—releases a new model, it seems the current favorite then
drops to second place. The BMW 7-series recently pulled off this feat,
topping the previous gold standard, the Mercedes-Benz S550, in a comparison
test. The Porsche Panamera then swooped in to knock off the Bimmer.
(Granted, the Panamera is a bit of an outlier, given that its five-door
body doesn't fit the traditions of the segment.) Now the 2011 Audi A8 looks
like a strong contender to be the next to sit in the captain's chair.
One Engine Now, Others Coming
The 2011 A8 goes on sale this fall at a starting price of about $90,000.
The A8 will be available here with just one engine when it launches: the
long-lived direct-injection, 4.2-liter DOHC V-8. As installed in this
third-generation A8, the V-8 gains 22 hp and 4 lb-ft of torque over its
previous iteration, with output now totaling 372 hp and 328 lb-ft. The horsepower figure is
just enough to make it the least powerful in the segment, ceding eight
ponies to the Lexus LS460 and 10 to the S550. Audi says the A8 returns
13-percent-better fuel economy than does its predecessor, which translates
roughly to 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway for the new car.
Have no fear, power brokers: There will be other engines available in the
coming years. Audi has confirmed there will be a W-12 model as well as a
new S8, although the Lamborghini-derived V-10 that powers the last S8 will
be replaced by a smaller and lighter engine equipped with forced induction.
It's rumored that a new 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 will get the job.Another possible engine
in the A8's future is the 3.0-liter V-6 turbo-diesel that's available at launch in Europe.
We had a chance to sample it in southern Spain, and if you don't think the
diesel's 250 hp is enough to power the 4400-pound luxury sedan, allow us to
point out its 406 lb-ft of torque. If that's not enough to keep you from
scoffing, perhaps highway mileage in the 30-mpg range will help. The diesel
feels peppy thanks, to the smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic
transmission, which is perfectly calibrated to keep the engine in the juicy
part of the torque plateau. It isn't as quick as the gasoline V-8, but the
smaller diesel would be more than enough for most drivers.
Unmistakably an Audi, the A8 Is Light on Its Feet
From the outside, the 2011 A8 is clearly cut from four-ringed cloth. The
tail almost completely mimics the rear of the latest A4, and the corporate
grille is in full effect, even if it has grown from a goatee into more of a
mini-beard. All four corners share a similar squared-off element, and the
front quarters, if analyzed closely, hint at the upcoming Bentley Mulsanne
(some interoffice cribbing, maybe?). The LED headlamps are distinctive and
can vary the depth of their beams based on the proximity of oncoming
traffic. Wheel sizes range from 17 inches to 20.All A8 models get that
ZF-supplied eight-speed automatic transmission, which really breathes new
life into the old 4.2, and all have manumatic shifting and paddles on the
steering wheel. We estimate the A8 will scoot to 60 mph in the
mid-five-second range—middle of the pack in terms of acceleration. But
what it lacks in outright speed, the A8 makes up for in sporting demeanor.
That demeanor comes in part from the fitment of the high-tech bits that are
optional on lesser models as part of Audi "drive select" packages. Standard
on the A8 are adjustable shocks, variable-rate air springs, variable-ratio
steering, and most notably, the torque-vectoring rear differential found in
the S4 and S5. (Options packaging for the U.S. hasn't been completely
finalized. A "more dynamic" adjustable air suspension is part of a Sport
package on the current car, but given the new car's standard chassis
hardware, we expect that if such a package were to be offered, it would
encompass only wheels and aesthetic tweaks.)The trick diff helps curb the
effects of that longtime bane of Audi dynamics, weight distribution. Audi
engines have traditionally been bolted well ahead of the front axle, a
front-heavy setup that contributes to predominant, if predictable,
understeer. The engine location is no different in the '11 A8, but the
sport differential eliminates the push and turns the car into a neutral
Like the latest 7-series, the A8 drives smaller than its length (202.2
inches) suggests, and the variable-rate steering transmits a good amount of
information from the tires. Our largest dynamic complaint concerns the
brake pedal, which is mushy in its first couple of inches of travel. That
could be attributable to the early production models we drove, so we'll
wait until we test one to see if things are tightened up.
Audi A8 L 2011 - Luxurious Experience (rear seats)
The new high-tech flagship of the brand -- The Audi A8 L
The full-size A8 sedan embodies the Vorsprung durch Technik for which Audi
is renowned. The brand now presents the new top version of its flagship:
The long-wheelbase A8 L sets standards for luxury, dynamics and efficiency.
It will debut in fall 2010 with five engines, including the powerful
twelve-cylinder with 368 kW (500 hp).
The Audi A8 L impresses with a presence of powerful confidence -- it is a
large, distinguished luxury sedan. Length and wheelbase have both been
stretched by 13 centimeters (5.12 in) versus the standard version; the A8 L
measures 5.27 meters (17.29 ft). All of this added length is to the benefit
of the rear seat passengers.
Audi offers two power-adjustable and heated individual seats as an option
for the rear, which can be paired with the optional continuous,
elegantly-styled center console with large storage compartments. The
individual seats can also be equipped with optional ventilation and massage
functions, and features such as a folding table and a cool box make the
passengers' stay even more enjoyable. The top version is the relaxation
seat with power footrest. It comes complete with every available luxury
option, including a rear seat entertainment system.
Audi also offers a number of attractive multimedia modules, including a
high-end sound system from Bang & Olufsen and advanced online services. The
Audi A8 L is the first automobile in the world to be available with an
integrated WLAN hotspot. A UMTS module provides the connection to the
The interior of the A8 L enchants with its new, light lines, with a
craftsman's level of fit and finish and with extraordinary attention to the
smallest of details. The comfort on board is first class -- from the
ambient lighting to the four-zone automatic climate control system.
The Audi flagship combines a new level of technical intelligence with
intuitively simple operation. Its multimedia interface (MMI) includes a
pioneering innovation: In conjunction with the optional MMI navigation plus
navigation system, it has a touchpad. The MMI enables the driver to control
many functions intuitively. The navigation destination, for example, can be
entered by tracing the letters on the pad with a finger.
MMI navigation plus is tightly integrated with the assistance and safety
systems in the new Audi A8 L. It reads the road ahead and provides the data
to the control units for the automatic transmission, the headlights and the
advanced adaptive cruise control with stop & go function.
With their increased intelligence, these systems can recognize complex
scenarios and predictively support the driver. The new Audi pre sense
safety system can reduce the severity of accidents and their consequences
in many cases. The night vision assistant with its highlighting of detected
pedestrians and the speed limit display enhance the driver's safety and
Timeless elegance: the design
The Audi A8 L is a sedan of classic, timeless elegance. Its body is an
aluminum Audi Space Frame (ASF), weighing about 40 percent less than a
comparable steel structure. Audi offers optional LED headlights that use
light emitting diodes for all light functions (standard with the W12).
These represent a revolution in lighting technology with respect to both
the technology and appearance.
The new A8 L is debuting with five engines: two TDI and three FSI gasoline
units. All of the engines feature increased power and torque, while fuel
consumption has improved considerably: by as much as 22 percent. This is
due to Audi efficiency technologies such as the recuperation system and the
innovative thermal management.
The engine lineup spans a wide range. It begins with two three-liter V6
units: a TDI with 184 kW (250 hp) and a TFSI producing 213 kW (290 hp). The
two V8 engines both have a displacement of 4.2 liters, with the TDI
producing 258 kW (350 hp) and the FSI 273 kW (372 hp). Topping the lineup
is the W12, a gasoline engine with superior power and cultivation. It
develops 368 kW (500 hp) from a displacement of 6.3 liters.
The transmission also plays a major role in the efficiency of the A8 L. The
eight-speed tiptronic has a very high overall gear ratio and is controlled
electronically using either the elegant selector lever or paddles on the
steering wheel. The quattro permanent all-wheel drive has a distinctly
sporty and rear-biased character. The optional sport differential
dynamically distributes the forces between the rear wheels; this feature is
standard with the A8 L 4.2 TDI.
The new A8 L offers both luxurious ride comfort and sporty handling. Its
wheel control arms are made of aluminum. The adaptive air suspension with
controlled damping is standard equipment and is integrated into the
versatile Audi drive select dynamics system. The optional dynamic steering
completes the range of chassis options.