This here is the long wheelbase version of the all-new, fourth-generation Audi A8 that will debut at the this month's Beijing Motor Show in China with a new 6.3-liter W12 engine.
Ingolstadt's flagship limo has an overall length of 5,267 millimeters (17.28 ft), meaning it's 130 mm (0.43 ft) longer than the regular version. The wheelbase has grown by the same amount, to 3,122 mm (10.24 ft) while the height has increased by 2 mm (0.08 in) to 1,462 mm (4.8 ft). Width remains unchanged at 1,949 mm (6.39 ft).
All that extra length benefits rear-seat passengers who also get longer rear doors to further ease access.
For those that want the royal treatment, the German firm offers the option of two separate and power-adjustable seats that can be heated, ventilated and adjusted in a variety of ways including forward and back, seat cushion depth and seat back angle with top section adjustable separately.
Between the individual rear seats that are standard equipment in the A8 L W12 quattro, there's a full-length console that extends back from the center tunnel to the rear shelf, and can be specified with several goodies such as a folding table or a refrigerator.
Rear passengers also get separate controls for the air conditioning that is controlled by 25 adjusting motors, while Audi also offers an entertainment system with two 10.2-inch screens.
The A8 L W12 quattro model is powered by a new 6.3 FSI W12 engine with 500HP and a peak torque of 625 Nm (460.98 lb-ft) at engine speeds at 3,250 rpm. With this powerhouse, the A8 L accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in just 4.9 seconds and reaches a governed top speed of 250 km/h or 155 mph.
It consumes 12.0 liters per 100 kilometers or the equivalent of 19.6 US mpg.
The W12 version features subtle visual cues that differentiate it from the other A8 L's that will follow (with diesel and gasoline powertrains), including a unique radiator grille, chromed inserts of in the air inlets, and chromed applications on the exterior mirrors.
In the US, the 2011 model year A8 and A8L will go on sale in Fall 2010.
Audi A8 W12 6.0 Top Speed 295km/h
This is a software upgraded W12 12 cylinder 6.0 liter (366Cubic inches) engine at around 500hp. The run was done on a professionally monitored speedway. The speedometer went beyond the marked area, but would most definitely show about 320km/h. You can compare the speedometer numbers with the GPS numbers - the GPS is precise. The max speed should be around 300km/h (188mp/h)on high octane gas, this run was done on regular gas.
New Audi A8 2013
Le design de lAudi A8 relève dun équilibre subtil entre des lignes empreintes de dynamisme, à la fois puissantes et fluides, et un charisme impressionnant. Force et prestige : même à larrêt, lAudi A8 force le respect. Sa sportivité est particulièrement accentuée par sa ligne de toit, qui évoque celle dun coupé. Ses surfaces généreuses et ses proportions révèlent dès le premier regard un langage esthétique unique : lAudi A8 semble avoir été sculptée dans un bloc daluminium massif.
2011 Audi A8 Lighting Sequence
http://www.eurocarnews.com - Audi USA - The 2011 Audi A8 features new LED headlights, which use light emitting diodes for all light functions. They give the Audi flagship an unmistakable appearance in daylight and even more so after the fall of darkness. The revolutionary optics used in these headlights mean a departure from the tubular light modules commonly used today. The optional LED headlights herald a new chapter in the history of lighting technology.
Audi A8 W12 L vs. Lexus LS600h L
Audi A8 W12 L vs. Lexus LS600h L
Audi A8L W12 review (2010)
The new Audi A8L is the long version of the A8, including a W12 engine! It has 500 hp power and 625 Nm torque.
Hi-res via http://www.abhd.nl/video/audi-a8l-w12/