LIVE – 2020 Audi A8L Launched in India at ₹1.56 Crore
Audi india today launched the fifth gen Audi A8L at ₹1.56 crores onwards ex showroom. The new A8L follows a new design language , touchscreen operating concept and a host of luxury features and infotainment options.
Sporty elegance, sophistication and progressive status – the exterior design of the Audi A8 L marks the start of a new era for the entire brand. The front with its broad, upright Singleframe grille, the flowing and muscular body design and the rear with its full-length light strip radiate a powerful presence. The new A8 L is 5.3 meter long, 1.95 meters wide and 1.49 meters tall.
The progressive character of the new Audi flagship becomes especially clear in the side view. The flat roof dome lends the sedan a sporty touch, while stretched lines underscore its length. The upright front end combined with the gently inclined rear creates visual excitement. The proportions equally highlight the front and rear wheels, while subdued muscularity via the wheel arches signifies the quattro drive. The lighting is also state-of- the-art, especially in the top-of-the line version with HD Matrix LED headlights including Audi laser light and rear lamps with OLED technology. The result is a dynamic light show as the driver approaches and leaves the car.
The body of the new A8 L follows the Audi Space Frame principle. The body consists 58 percent of aluminum parts, whose strength has significantly increased compared with the predecessor model. The cabin consists of hot-formed steel components, complemented by an ultra-high-strength, torsionally rigid rear panel made of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer. A magnesium strut-tower bar completes the lightweight construction concept. With its combination of four different materials, the luxury sedan embodies a new level of multi-material design, to the customer’s direct benefit – and not just in terms of weight reduction. The superior rigidity of the body provides the foundation for the precise handling, the excellent ride comfort and the acoustic tranquility on board.
The interior of the A8 L resembles a lavish, spacious lounge. The interior has been deliberately reduced in form, and its architecture oriented strictly horizontally. In darkness, contour and ambient lighting elegantly outlines the striking design lines. New for the rear compartment are precisely controllable Matrix LED reading lights. The range of equipment and materials is extensive, with every detail radiating superlative bespoke quality – from the perforation in the seat upholstery to the electrically opening and closing decorative shutters on the air vents and the satiny leather of the comfort head restraints.
In the A8 L, Audi conveys its claim to high quality to the digital age with a revolutionary operating concept. The A8 L dispenses with the rotary/push-button control and touchpad of its predecessor – MMI touch becomes MMI touch response. At the center of the instrument panel is a 25.65 cms (10.1-inch) touchscreen display which, when off, blends almost invisibly into the high-gloss black surround thanks to its black-panel look. When the system is started, the user interface appears which features new, concise graphics. The menu structure is intuitive and flat, as with a modern smartphone. The user can freely arrange the icons according to their preference.
The driver controls the infotainment system on the large display. A second touchscreen display on the console of the center tunnel is used to operate the climate control and convenience features.The Audi A8 L can also engage in intelligent conversation. The driver can activate an array of functions in the automobile using a new, natural form of voice control.
the modular infotainment platform in its latest version, the MIB 2+. It integrates a cutting-edge K1 processor from the Audi partner, NVIDIA. A second K1 chip generates the graphics in the digital Audi virtual cockpit, which offers a full HD resolution of 1,920 x 720 pixels.
he new A8 L will be launched in the Indian market with a V6 3.0 TFSI motor. The A8 L 55 TFSI This powerful engine develops 250 kW (340 hp) and 500Nm torque.
The engine is also equipped with mild-hybrid technology: a belt alternator starter (BAS) and a lithium-ion battery with 10 Ah electrical capacity. The new A8 L can then coast at speeds between 55 and 160 km/h with the engine off. As a result, the vehicle can then travel with zero emissions for up to 40 seconds. As soon as the driver steps on the gas again, the BAS prompts a swift, very smooth restart. The new 48-volt system, which in the new A8 L functions for the first time as a main vehicle electrical system, allows a high recuperation power of up to 12 kW plus start-stop operation from 22 km/h. The combined effect of these measures is to bring down the fuel consumption by as much as 0.7 liters per 100 kilometers in customer operation. All engines operate in conjunction with a fast and gently shifting eight-stage tiptronic.
All in all the A8L looks like a killer package of beauty and technology all housed in a cosy comfort space which you can enjoy either as your unwind partner or your workstation , it’ll do everything with finesse.