Although some greying areas are starting to show, the 2017 Audi A8 interior arguably remains one of the most important focal point that continues to further its appeal. Furthermore, it comes with stonking engines, an athletic character, and lots of advanced technology features. The Audi A8 release date should be expected this fall.
Those shopping for an elite luxury sedan have probably come across the Audi A8. Well, there’re a couple of options out there but the A8 has managed to be a standout among them all for certain reasons some of which have been discussed above. The formula used in constructing it is simple: make it ludicrous fast, load it with more technologies than one would ever need, make it supremely comfortable and elegant, and offer it enviable exterior hues. That’s what Audi has been able to do with the A8 in a nutshell.
Granted, German marques have also been able to crack the code Audi A8 engineers have boasted of, but what they haven’t been able to crack is probably the enviable athletic character that A8 boasts of. It is fun and engaging to drive courtesy of the combination of performance feature such as a carefully-tuned suspension system and an all-wheel drive system.
It driving dynamics are inspiring even for a professional track enthusiast. It grips the road perfectly regardless of the tires and wheels you choose. An array of engines are available including a TDI mill that offers best-in-class fuel economy ratings.
Aside from the performance, the Audi A8 2017 interior remains one area that continues to appeal to its fan base. Its rivals also offer great cabins, too, but the A8 interior décor is especially inviting and boasts of upscale materials. It however feels a bit dated when it comes to technologies.
Alternatives worth checking out in this segment include the Jaguar XJ, BMW 7 Series, and Mercedes-Benz S-Class for 2017.
2017 Audi A8 Spy Shots for Interior & Exterior
Standard accessories offered for the 2017 Audi A8 TDI and 3.0T models include automatic climate control, keyless entry and ignition, power-folding exterior mirrors, LED headlights, nineteen-inch wheels, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, fourteen-way power-adjustable seats, dual-pane acoustic glass, leather upholstery, a rearview camera, voice controls, a navigation system, fourteen-speaker Bose surround-sound system, Audi’s MMI infotainment system, an eight-inch display screen, rear side windows, an adaptive air suspension system, front and rear parking sensors, satellite radio, power door closers, a sunroof, and auto-dimming mirrors.
Upgrading to the eight-cylinder Audi A8 4.0T offers you with an upgraded leather upholstery, twenty-inch wheels, a heads-up display, active noise cancellation, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, eighteen-way multicontour front seats, a panoramic sunroof, side sill treatment, a sportier bumper, side- and top-view cameras, and upgraded leather upholstery.
The A8 W12 adds rear seat entertainment screens, an enhanced variable-ratio steering, stainless steel accents, a glovebox-mounted six-CD/DVD changer, power-adjustable outboard rear seats, additional exterior chrome, and a heated steering wheel.
Options available include a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, nineteen-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, interior wood trim accents, a night vision system, a frontal collision warning system, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam control.
Wheelbase: 10 ft. 2.9 in. (122.9 in.)
Length: 17 ft. 3.4 in. (207.4 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 4.7 in. (76.7 in.)
Passenger volume: 109 cu ft
Cargo volume: 14.2 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 4464 lbs.
Top Speed: 131 mph
0-60: 4.2 sec
MPG: 18/28 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Black, Cuvee Silver Metallic, Florett Silver Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Havanna Black Metallic, Ibis White, Mythos Black Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A
2017 Audi A8 Engine Specs
Beneath the hood of the A8 3.0T is a supercharged 3.0L V6 engine good for 333 hp and 325 lbs. feet of torque. The diesel powered 2017 Audi A8 TDI comes equipped with a 240-horsepower – generating 3.0L turbocharged V6 engine that also puts out 428 pounds-feet of torque.
The Audi A8 4.0T Sport models get a 435 hp – generating 4.0L turbocharged V8 engine that gets from 0-60 mph in just 4.2 seconds finally, the A8 W12 gets a 6.3L naturally-aspirated W12 engine that cranks out a stonking 500 hp and 463 pounds-feet of torque.
Some of the standard safety features available include a rearview camera, antilock disc brakes, full-length side curtains, traction and stability control, front and rear side airbags, side- and top-view camera system, blind-spot monitoring system with rear-cross traffic alerts, and lane-keeping assist system.
2017 Audi A8 Release Date & Cost
Rumors allege the new A8 is most likely to go for sale sometime this fall with the A8 Sedan MSRP expected to start from $81,500.
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