Audi A8L 3.0 TFSI Quattro Tiptronic Review
Bigger by the numbers

Story and Photos by Benjamin G. Kline
23 Jan 2015
 

Introduction

Flagship sedans are all about big numbers. From their length to the number of aircon vents, numbers seem to follow them. But in the case of the A8L, the smaller numbers has hyped its appeal. Audi is a forerunner in using aluminum in their construction and have used it to great effect on the Audi R8 supercar.

Applying this same technology to their luxury flagship, the car benefits immensely from its Audi Space Frame design that weighs 40% less compared to an all-steel construction. A smaller kerb weight has wide ranging effects on a car’s performance from its handling to fuel economy.

Tipping the scales at just 1,880kgs versus the Mercedes-Benz S400’s 1,945kgs, the 65kg difference equates to carrying one less person around.

Appearance wise, both variants of the A8L are identical and have improved from the previous model significantly. The pair of large straight edged headlamps have given the large sedan an imposing and purposeful impression. A fancy car is befitting of a fancy pair of headlamps and this flagship sports what Audi calls the Matric LED headlight. All lighting functions are made using LEDs only which gives crisp clear illumination. Even the turn signals are lit up in an interesting sequence that creates more visual drama to the usual blinking lights. 


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Engine

Engine Capacity 2995cc
Engine Type V 6
Power 310bhp @ 6500rpm
Torque 440Nm @ 2500rpm
Power to Weight 158.6 bhp per ton

Performance

Acceleration 5.9s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 250 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 12.8 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)
(5265 x 1949 x 1471) mm
Wheelbase 3122 mm
Kerb Weight 1955 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 90 L

Brakes

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