The stylish Audi A8 has been one of the most popular luxury cars for a long time and this is for good reason.
With the first generation arriving back in 1994, the A8 has been a mainstay in the luxury sedan market and has now recently been given a facelift for 2021. So, how does the new Audi A8 differ from previous generations?
The New Audi A8 – A Sleek Upgrade
The new A8 is one of the most prestigious of the A ranges and comes with the highest price tag. While the price tag may come as a shock to some, you will find that it is worth it for what you get and it is good value for money. The new A8 has been given a fresh new style and incorporates plenty of great tech that improves the driving experience in many ways.
The New Audi A8 – Appearance
In terms of appearance, the Audi A8 has been given a smart facelift with angular headlights, a more prominent grille and OLED rear lights that change depending on the driving mode that you are using. As you would expect with Audi, the cabin is classy and sophisticated with high-quality materials and three screens upfront. Not too much has changed from the previous model but this is no bad thing. In the back, the “relaxation seat” has a massage function and heated footrests for one lucky passenger.
The New Audi A8 – Engines
There are a few engines options starting with a 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine with 335hp. There is also a diesel version and a plug-in hybrid version will be added in the near future. It is also going to be available in an S8, which will feature the same 4.0-lire engine as standard but tuned to 563hp. This will allow for a 0-60 time of just 3.8 seconds. The S8 also features a sports exhaust, a blacked-out grille and all versions feature the impressive adaptive air suspension which uses a camera to monitor the road ahead and adjusts accordingly.
The New Audi A8 – Availability
The Audi A8 will be available in Europe from December and will start at around £84,000 rising to around £123,000 for the S8. As such a big investment, it is a good idea to take out Audi gap insurance that will offer financial protection and peace of mind. If you were to write the vehicle off, gap insurance would cover the shortfall between the insurance payout (the current market value) and the amount originally paid/amount left outstanding on the finance agreement.
The new A8 is an exciting addition to the luxury sedan market and is sure to appeal to many. It features all the classic hallmarks of the German brand’s flagship vehicle, but it has been given a fresh update inside and out to modernize the vehicle and improve the owner experience.