2011 Audi A8 Australian Specifications And Pricing

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its predecessor, the 2011 Audi A8 is around an aluminium spaceframe and wears lightweight alloy panels.

The use of aluminium sees the chassis weigh 40 percent than a steel body, but not compromise rigidity. Audi torsional strength has been by 25 percent.

The A8 has grown substantially, and is in nearly every dimension to the current model.

Bodywork is recognisably Audi, but lines and cleaner details the big sedan a coefficient of drag of 0.26.

The all-LED headlights are the most striking aspect of the new design, and are available as an alternative to a set of conventional Xenon lamps.

Ten LEDs are used for low-beam in each headlamp, while two comprise the high-beam units. signature strip of LED daytime lights divide each cluster.


As Audi#39;s the new A8 comes packed with technology.

Adaptive cruise is featured, and can take the A8 through traffic without the driver to touch either the brake or

A camera mounted in the windscreen can detect when a slower in front of the car has put on an indicator to exit the or change lane, and alters the control speed to suit.

Like the new E-Class sedan, the A8 features a lane departure and blind spot monitoring The blind spot system can when another vehicle is next to the car and issues a warning to the while the lane assist can determine when the driver strays from their lane.

An infrared night-vision features on the new A8, and is capable of distinguishing and animals. If a person happens to in the path of the car, the night system also outlines image in a red border and warns the to take evasive action.

safety equipment includes new crash-predicting Pre Sense system, analyses data from the control system to determine the car is out of control and in danger of a collision. In situations, the system closes all activates the hazard lights and the seatbelts.

Higher-spec A8 models receive sophisticated versions of the Pre Sense with some cars to autonomously brake themselves to the severity of an impact while can detect impending rear-end

Audi#39;s MMI driver interface has come in for a major overhaul in the new A8, and a touchpad interface instead of the selector wheel.

The hard-disk navigation system is now more integrated into the car, and is capable of preventing the gerabox automatically upshifting when hard along winding roads and activating the corning when the car approaches a sharp – even if the driver flick the indicator on.

A 10-speaker system with digital and digital TV tuner is standard, a 14-speaker Bose stereo is on mid-spec models. A top-of-the-line Bang and Olufsen premium is available, and features an output of 1400 watts.

A GPRS data system be available, and can download weather news reports, and navigation to the car#39;s display screen. A data system is planned to be to the A8#39;s option list launch, and has the capacity to make the A8 a wi-fi hotspot.


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In the 2011 Audi A8 will be with two engines – a direct-injected petrol V8 FSI engine and a 3.0 turbodiesel V6 TDI engine. While the V8 be available from launch, the will not go on sale until in the year.

The petrol-powered 4.2 FSI develops and 445Nm, while the V6 turbo-diesel 184kW and 550Nm of torque.

for either engine is brisk. The 4.2 FSI accelerate the big A8 to 100km/h in 5.7 seconds, the 3.0 TDI can sprint to triple digits in 6.6 seconds.

Although power and performance is improved in the new A8, fuel consumption suffered. The 4.2 FSI requires 9.5 litres of per 100km and the 3.0 TDI uses only 6.6 A fuel-saving start-stop system is as standard with the A8 3.0 TDI engine.

All will take power to the via an all-new eight-speed automatic offering a greater spread of for improvements in performance, driveability and economy.

Audi#39;s famous all-wheel-drive system is also for both models. In the case of the V8 the quattro system is matched Audi drive select and a differential.

The new A8#39;s wheel arms are made entirely of and an adaptive air suspension system controlled damping is also Dynamic steering is available as an

“The new Audi A8 is the sportiest in the segment,” Audi Australia’s Director, Uwe Hagen said.

“It combines numerous functions in a new and intelligent way and the technology it is a clear indicator of what is to in future Audi models,”

all new Audi A8 is the most-important model we launch in 2010 in terms of our prestige image upwards to its aspirational value, unparalleled and excellent level of specification,” Mr said.


The 2010 A8 will go on sale in Australia in launching with the 4.2 litre FSI V8 engine and priced at $225,904.

The model, for which pricing has yet to be will go on sale later in the

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