The fourth generation of the Audi A8 L, the traditional Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7-Series rival, has made its way into India today
Audi India is primed to make a big statement against the German duo of Mercedes-Benz and BMW in the luxury market. It has today launched the A8 L at the first ever Volkswagen Group night for a price of Rs. 1.56 crore (ex-showroom). The fourth generation 2020 Audi A8 L will help the company to step up the heat on the Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7-Series in the luxury car market of our country.
1. Mild-hybrid Powertrain
The first notable feature of the 2020 Audi A8L is its mild-hybrid technology that leads to a high efficiency. The new model will be powered by a V6 3.0 TFSI turbo-petrol motor which will work in tandem with the mild-hybrid system. The latter comprises of a belt alternator starter (BAS) and a lithium-ion battery with 10 Ah electrical capacity. The new Audi A8 L is capable of driving between speeds of 55 kmph and 160 kmph with its engine switched off.
2. Modern Exterior Design
The 2020 Audi A8 L builds upon the elegant and sophisticated exterior design of its predecessor. The front-end of the new model carries the characteristic Singleframe grille, while the side profile will have well-chiselled sheet-metal for a muscular look. The rear-end has a full-length light strip. The new model is 5.3 meter long, 1.95 meters wide and 1.49 meters tall.
3. All-wheel steering
The 2020 Audi A8 L has a dynamic all-wheel steering system. The rear wheels of the new model turn in the direction of the front wheels when the car is travelling at high speeds. This will not only enhance the handling characteristics but will even make high-speed travel safer. At lower speeds, the rear wheels turn in the opposite direction of the front wheels to reduce the turning radius. This will make parking the limousine in tight spots a tad easier.
4. Air Quality Package
The 2020 Audi A8 L is sold with an Air Quality Package that will maintain the air quality of the interior. The system includes two ionizers that will charge the air electrically to attract dust particles. This leads to formation of mini clusters that will fall to the floor and not get inhaled. The four-zone air con has a combination filter to render allergens and microorganisms harmless. A fragrance-inducing mechanism further enhances the atmosphere inside the vehicle.
5. Updated MMI
The Audi A8 L comes with the latest version of its MMI system. The rotary/push-button control and touchpad has been replaced with a 25.65 cms (10.1 inch) touchscreen display that offers highly intuitive graphics. Also, the system allows the user to freely arrange the icons according to their importance.
6. Lavish Interior
The interior of the A8 L resembles a lavish, spacious lounge. It features contour and ambient lighting, while the rear section of the cabin comes with Matrix LED reading lights that can be controlled using the Rear Seat Remote Control.
7. Foot Massage
The interior of the new Audi flagship even comes with a foot massage feature on the rear left-hand seat. This seat comes with a handful of options for adjustments and massaging. The foot massager available in the top-of-the-line Audi sedan is adaptable to Small, Medium and Large foot sizes.
8. Rear Seat Entertainment Package
The rear seat occupants of the 2020 Audi A8 L benefit from an elaborate entertainment package that includes two detachable Audi tablets along with a Rear Seat Remote. The latter allows the rear occupants to operate several convenience and infotainment features. The remote controller has an OLED display.
While it comes housed in the centre armrest, the smartphone-sized unit can be removed by the user. Audi’s Virtual Cockpit, five touch screens, MMI touchscreen interface, Bang & Olufsen 3D surround sound, RSE through Audi tablets, 54 exterior and 11 interior colours, 9 wooden inlays and infinite personalisation options are other features of Audi A8 L.