All of the outstanding attributes of the award-winning Audi A8 – with that something extra. The Audi A8 L, or Long Wheel Base, takes luxury to a whole new level, adding additional interior room and appointment for the ultimate automotive experience.
Sporting Audi’s sharp new design language, the A8 L is a story in sophistication, its additional 130mm wheelbase over the Short Wheel Base not evident in the car’s styling until once inside, where the sheer space becomes apparent.
This is how the future feels
The completely new interior design architecture of the A8 L takes the highest standards in interior design and execution to completely new levels. Minimalist in design, the A8 L employs touch screen technology that remove the need for myriad buttons and switches, yet allow the driver to control a vast array of vehicle functions. Haptic and acoustic feedback from the screens provide a ‘real’ feel, while different vehicle functions can be reordered on the screens depending on their importance to the driver, and many functions can be controlled via the latest speech recognition technology, recognising natural speech patterns.
Dynamic all-wheel steering
Belying its size, the optional dynamic all-wheel steering gives the A8 L the handling and agility of a much smaller car. With active steering intervention on the front and rear axles, the vehicle’s driving dynamics are enhanced regardless of speed, but particularly at low speeds, the steering effort for the driver is reduced and the vehicle’s turning circle reduced by turning the rear wheels in the opposite direction.
As the speed increases, the steering angle at the front and rear axles steer in the same direction, vastly improving stability and delivering superior steering response.
Space to relax
The addition of an extra 130mm length in the vehicle’s wheelbase gives the A8 L extraordinary interior space, with vastly improved leg and headroom for all occupants. A two-section panoramic sunroof exclusive to the A8 L, allows more light into the interior as well as increasing the feeling of space.
The appointment and comfort in the A8 L is next level, with passengers in the rear treated to next generation appointment. Luxuriating in electronically adjustable seats, passengers can enjoy the very best in infotainment with the optional rear seat Entertainment package – which includes two removable Audi tablets that use the vehicle’s own MMI touch to allow access to a host of media options including digital radio, USB, DVD changer and TV tuner.
Using advanced fibre optics, the stunning interior of the A8 L can be tailored to suit your every mood with the optional multi-coloured ambient lighting package. Adding a new dimension to the superbly crafted interior, owners can choose from six predefined colour profiles, or create their own custom profile from a choice of 30 additional colours.