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2015 Audi A8

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2015 3.0T 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Sedan
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Price:   -  From $77,400
2015 L 3.0T 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro LWB Sedan Price:   -  From $81,400
2015 L 3.0 TDI 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro LWB Sedan Price:   -  From $85,100
2015 4.0T 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Sedan Price:   -  From $86,400
2015 L 4.0T 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro LWB Sedan Price:   -  From $90,400
2015 L W12 6.3 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro LWB Sedan Price:   -  From $137,900

Overview

The Audi A8 remains the brand's largest and most prestigious sedan, also boasting some of the most impressive technology of any car on the market. The A8 also boasts some of the most ambitious technology of any car on the market, as well as being a striking and imposing vehicle. It's definitely a car to be seen in.

What's New for 2015

2015 models get a moderate facelift, mostly in the form of new LED headlights and a revised grille. The 4.0T models get a 15 horsepower bump to 435, and there are new wheels across the range. A head-up display is now available, as is the Night Vision assist system that now detects animals. Active lane assist and side assist are also options.

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Choosing Your Audi A8

The Audi A8 is defined primarily by the engine under its hood, and there are four to choose from:

3.0 T

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The A8 3.0T comes standard with a 3-liter supercharged V6 with 340 horsepower, an eight-speed automatic transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive, all available with the standard wheelbase or long-wheelbase A8 L.

It might be an entry-level model, but buyers will find a lavish list of standard equipment. Features include a dual-zone automatic climate control, paddle shifters, sunroof, power rear sunshade, LED ambient lighting, 18-way power front seats, heated front seats, full LED headlights and taillights, power-folding side mirrors, headlamp washers, soft-close doors, and Audi's MMI system to control the 14-speaker Bose surround sound system with a 7-inch color display, navigation with Audi Connect, satellite radio and traffic, Bluetooth audio and iPod interface.

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There are still plenty of options, though. They include the Premium Package with a head-up display, ventilated front seats with massage, 22-way power front seats, top-view camera and Audi side assist and Pre Crash. The Luxury Package goes further with Valcona leather seats and extended leather trim, dual-pane glass, Alcantara headliner and sport seats. A Cold Weather Package adds a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats. The Warm Weather Package adds a four-zone climate control and power rear side sunshades. The Driver Assistance Package includes active lane assist and side assist, automatic high beams and adaptive cruise control with stop and go function. The Sport Plus Pack includes 20-inch wheels and dynamic steering system. Other options include the Night Vision assist system, solar sunroof and rear entertainment system with two 10-inch screens.

4.0 T

The 4.0T includes a 4-liter turbocharged V8 with 435 horsepower, and comes in standard- and long-wheelbase L variants. Options include the Premium Package, Luxury Package, Cold Weather Package, Warm Weather Package, Driver Assistance and Sport Plus packages, as well as NIght Vision, solar sunroof, rear entertainment and a $6,300 Bang & Olufsen audio system with 10 speakers and 1400 watts.

3.0TDI L

The 3.0TDI L comes only in long-wheelbase form, with a 3-liter turbo-diesel V6 making 240 horsepower. Options include the Premium Package, Luxury Package, Driver Assistance Package and Sport Plus Package. The Rear Seat Comfort Package adds power rear seats, four-zone climate control and front and rear ventilated and massage seats. Other options include a panoramic sunroof, Bang & Olufsen audio, rear seat entertainment and the Night Vision assist system.

W12

While every version of the A8 is luxurious, the W12 is the top. It features a 12-cylinder engine with 500 horsepower. Standard equipment includes the dual-pane glass, panoramic roof, four-zone climate control, 22-way power front seats, ventilated front and rear seats and rear-seat entertainment system. Full-leather interior is optional, as is a sports package, Driver Assistance pack, Nigh Vision and Bang & Olufsen audio. The Executive Rear Seat Comfort Package adds power footrest, heated steering wheel and cooler box.

CarsDirect Tip

The TDI makes for effortless progress and cruising, while returning fuel economy ratings of 24/36 mpg. It doesn't have the outright power of the gasoline engines, but few will miss it.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.0L V-6 / 333 HP / 325 ft.lbs.
Transmission
8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Full-time Quattro All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
19 / 29 / 24 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.0L V-6 / 333 HP / 325 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Full-time Quattro All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
19 / 29 / 24 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Multi-link
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Aluminum
Fuel Tank
21.7 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$83
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
14.2 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
115 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
202.2 "
Exterior Width
76.7 "
Exterior Height
57.5 "
Front Headroom
37.2 "
Rear Headroom
38.1 "
Front Legroom
41.4 "
Rear Legroom
38.7 "
Front Shoulder Room
59.1 "
Rear Shoulder Room
57.8 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,365 Lbs.
Wheel Base
118 "
Turning Radius
20.2 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
19.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Painted Aluminum
Paint
Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Dual Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(12-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(12-way Power)
Front Armrests
(12-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center / Center With Pass-thru And Skibag
Rear Seats
Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
14 Bose
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Power Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
4
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Audi Pre Sense Basic Forward Collision Warning / Audi Pre Sense Plus Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Audi Side Assist Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Front Pedestrian Detection Warning
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer Iii
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
12 Months / 5,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles

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