Audi A8 L Top Of The Line With 12 Cylinder Engine Launched In India-Specifications Features & Price


Audi India has launched the top of the line Audi A8 L variant which is also known as Audi A8 L W12 Quattro. The A8 series comprised of the standard A8, A8 L which is a variant of A8 with a longer wheelbase and now joining the line-up, the company welcomes the fastest A8, the W12 Quattro.

Please don’t start imagining of an A8 with a new design as Audi has never been into bringing much variations on the exteriors of any of its products and disappointingly it is very much the same old A8 L. But importantly the gets a new 12 cylinder engine which makes this luxury sedan way more faster than the ordinary A8s.


At the launch Michael Perschke, Head, Audi India, said, “The new A8 L W12 with its supremely powerful presence and design clearly derived from the brand’s genes is a concentrated high-tech package that confirms the Audi claim to technical leadership – “Vorsprung durch Technik”. The addition of this powerful engine to the Audi A8 L range in India will further consolidate our position in the limousine segment. Having already recorded exceptional growth in 2011, I am confident that all new Audi A8 L W12 will raise the bar and set new standards for luxury and engineering performance in India,”


Audi A8 L W12 Quattro Specifications In India

The new 6.3 Litre FSI 12 Cylinder engine weighing only 247 kg, replaces the older 6.0 Litre one and offers a lot more torque and power to the driver. The company offers the engine with an unconventional W layout having four rows of 3 cylinders having an included angle of 15 degrees between the two offset rows in each block of cylinder. The layout enhances the compactness and makes it smaller than a conventional V8.

This powerhouse produces a maximum power of 500 BHP and 625 Nm of peak torque at 3250 RPM making it one of the fastest machines from the luxury sedan fraternity. The W12 helps the car attain the first 100 km/h milestone in an astonishing 4.9 seconds and imparts a top speed of 250 km/h. Despite having performance figures usually expected from sports cars, the car achieves an impressive mileage of 8.5 KMPL.


Audi A8 L W12 Quattro Features In India

Some of the important features of the car include:

  • Two large monitor screens, one on the instrument panel and one on the center console acting as control centers, display information as high-resolution 3D graphics
  • MMI navigation plus – a system with a touch interface integrated with the navigations system where the driver can actually write numbers or letters without taking his eyes off the road
  • Adaptive Cruise Control system
  • Audi Side Assist
  • Audi Lane assist
  • Night View Assistant with thermal imaging camera
  • Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System with outputs of 1400 watts through 19 speakers and many others

Audi A8 L W12 Quattro Technical Specifications

Engine                                                       72° W12
Position                                                    Front, Longitudinal
Block material                                       Aluminum-Silicon Alloy w/Cast Iron Lower Cross-Member
Valve train                                               DOHC, 4 Valves per cylinder
Fuel feed                                                 FSi Direct Gasoline Injection
Displacement                                        6299 cc / 384.39 in³
Bore                                                          86 mm / 3.39 in
Stroke                                                      90.4 mm / 3.56 in
Compression                                        11.8:1
Power                                                     372.9 kw / 500 BHP
Specific output                                   79.38 BHP per litre
Torque                                                   625 nm / 461.0 ft lbs @ 3250 rpm
Body / frame                                       Aluminum Body over Aluminum Space Frame w/Steel B Posts
Driven wheels                                   AWD
Wheel type                                        15 Spoke Alloy
Front tires                                          255/45-19
Rear tires                                            255/45-19
Front brakes                                      Ventilated Discs
Wheelbase                                        3122 mm / 122.9 in
Length                                                 5267 mm / 207.4 in
Width                                                  1949 mm / 76.7 in
Height                                                 1471 mm / 57.9 in
Transmission                                   8-Speed Auto
Top speed                                        250 KPH / 155.25 mph
0 – 100 KPH                                       4.9 seconds

Audi A8 L W12 Quattro Price In India

The car has been priced at Rs. 1.26 Crore

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