2018 Audi A8 L TFSI 3.0 - Audis Big Car for Tiny Spaces
Audi A8L 3.0 TFSI Quattro Tiptronic Review

clifford chow
30 Nov 2018
 

The A8’s party piece must be its rear end which features arguably the best lighting sequence we have seen so far

“Like Wow”... that was my first impression as my eyes settled onto its glossy black dash. The new A8 is a very pretty car inside and out, styled with purposeful accentuated lines, giving the impression of lightness and strength.

2018 Audi A8 Front

The evolving face of the A8 also means that there is even less bumper now compared to its predecessors, and its new signature large hexagonal grille takes up most of the space in the front.

2018 Audi A8 Front Side

The current Audi design language is quite evident in their new car, and we love how the deeply pressed contour line, which spans from the front to the rear of the car, easily hides the bonnet shut line at the fender, and tapers inward at the front. Accuracy during assembly must be quite the nightmare for this one. Subtly flared wheel fenders, what Audi terms “Quattro Arches” delivers a little bit of visual girth at the wheels, and hints of the car’s four-driven wheels.

2018 Audi A8 Rear

There is a good deal of thought too in styling the car’s roofline, designers have kept with the sporty sloping side profile, while ensuring that there is enough headroom for passengers in the rear. At a little over 5.3 meters, the new A8 is 37mm longer than its predecessor. Its 3,128mm wheelbase too has seen a minor increase of 6mm, and is comparable to Lexus’ 3,125mm on their LS.

2018 Audi A8 Grille

The A8’s party piece must be its rear end which features arguably the best lighting sequence we have seen so far.

Car Loan Calculator - Audi A8L 3.0 TFSI Quattro

SGD 417,479 (31 Dec 2018)

Based on OMV, this car is eligible for minimum 40% down payment

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Engine

Engine Capacity 2995cc
Engine Type V 6
Compression Ratio 11.2:1
Bore x Stroke (84.5 x 89.0)mm
Power 335bhp @ 5000rpm
Torque 500Nm @ 1370rpm
Power to Weight 174.5 bhp per ton

Performance

Acceleration 5.7s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 250 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 13.3 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 8 -speed Auto Tiptronic
Drive Type F4
Steering Electric

Measurements

Body Type Sedan
Dimension
(L x W x H)
(5302 x 1945 x 1488) mm
Wheelbase 3128 mm
Kerb Weight 1920 kg
Boot Capacity 505 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 90 L

Brakes

Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Ventilated Discs