October 27, 2015: The 2016 Audi A8 L 4.0T Sport a.k.a A8 L 60 TFSI now gets a more powerful 4.0-litre V8 engine with 450 hp, up from 430 hp while the peak torque remaining the same at 600 Nm. The 4.0T Sport also differs visually with a more muscular face, thanks to larger air intakes, lowered front bumper, more prominent rocker panels to the sides and a reshaped lower bumper. Inside, the A8 L 4.0T Sport gets the standard Executive and Luxury packages that offer 22-way Comfort front seats with Valcona leather and a sporty diamond pattern stitching along with ventilation and massage functions. Standard equipment includes an Alcantara headliner, panoramic sunroof and acoustic glazing on the windows.
|Variants||Ex-Showroom Price||Select to Compare|
| L 50 TDI Quattro
2967 cc, Automatic, Diesel, 16.77 kmpl
| L 50 TDI Quattro Premium Plus
2967 cc, Automatic, Diesel, 16.77 kmpl
| L 60 TDI Quattro
4134 cc, Automatic, Diesel, 16.12 kmpl
| L 60 TFSI Quattro
3993 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 16.39 kmpl
| L W12 quattro
6299 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 11.49 kmpl
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Glacier white Metallic
Palace Blue Pearl Eﬀect
Moonlight Blue Metallic
Phantom Black Pearl Effect
Floret Silver Metallic
Ipanema Brown Metallic
Cuvée Silver Metallic
Argus Brown Metallic
Saddle Brown Pearl Eﬀect
Oolong Grey Metallic
Claasice Red Pearl Effect
Monsoon Gray Metallic
Mamba Black Metallic
Sand Beige Pearl Eﬀect
Havanna Black Metallic
|Variants||Fuel Type||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power|
|L 50 TDI Quattro||Diesel||Automatic||2967cc
||13.77||16.77||246.74bhp @ 4000-4250rpm|
|L 50 TDI Quattro Premium Plus||Automatic||2967cc
||13.77||16.77||246.74bhp @ 4000-4250rpm|
|L 60 TDI Quattro||Automatic||4134cc
||10.52||16.12||379.5bhp @ 3750rpm|
|L 60 TFSI Quattro||Petrol||Automatic||3993cc
||10.63||16.39||429.12bhp @ 5100-6000rpm|
|L W12 quattro||Automatic||6299cc
||6.36||11.49||493.5bhp @ 6200rpm|
Audi A8 is probably the most luxurious vehicle built by the German automaker, which is doing quite well in terms of sales. It is a full size luxury saloon, which is available in both petrol and diesel options for the buyers to choose from. For increasing the number of sales, the company has launched its facelifted Long Wheelbase version few months back. These both have been tweaked to boost the fuel efficiency and overall performance. The Quattro has a 4.0-litre TFSI power train which can now deliver a maximum 429.1bhp, which is 14.7bhp more than its predecessor. While the 6.3-litre FSI comes with a displacement capacity of 6299cc. It has the capacity of churning out a whopping power and torque outputs of 493.4bhp and 625Nm respectively. On the other hand its 3.0-litre TDI mill can generate a maximum power of 246.7bhp and torque output of 580Nm, which is 30Nm more than its earlier version. The modified 4.2-litre oil burner develops 385bhp of power and 850Nm of mammoth torque, which makes it the most powerful in its segment. All these are coupled with an eight speed tiptronic transmission gear box with quattro permanent all wheel drive mechanism. It helps in generation a healthy mileage along with decent acceleration and pick up. Its braking mechanism is quite proficient, which is further augmented by ABS and electronic brake force distribution. This refurbished version has a slightly tweaked radiator grille and modified bumpers, which improves its elegance. Its headlight cluster is now fitted with an innovative Matrix LED headlamps featuring 25 LEDs, which can adapt to the situation accordingly. The car maker has also updated the interiors by improving the quality of materials and leather upholstery. This latest version is now available with an option to customize the interiors with 23 different color schemes. Other than this, individuals can choose between 12 different wood inlays, which further adds to the luxuriant look of its interiors. This has a 4-zone automatic climate control system, drive select and ambient light and rear seat executive package. It also has an innovative head-up display, which projects the navigation instructions, warnings and assistant systems as required on to the windscreen. Furthermore, this has the Quattro permanent all-wheel drive technology, which eventually gives an excellent driving experience. As far as its safety is concerned, it has anti theft wheel bolts, ABS with EBD, space saving spare wheel, first aid kit with warning triangle, night vision assistant and tyre pressure monitoring system. This is placed in the high end saloon segment, where it is competing with the likes of Mercedes Benz S Class, Jaguar XF and BMW 7 Series.
The company has given this model series an aerodynamic body structure, which is quite striking. This latest version has modified front and rear profiles, which makes it capable for luring the customers. To begin with the frontage, it has a bold radiator grille that has been revoked with horizontally positioned chrome plated slats. It is embossed with a prominent company logo in the center. The most attractive aspect is the Matrix headlights featuring 25 LED lamps, which can be operated individually. It has body colored front bumper with sleek yet wide air intake console. Furthermore, it is also fitted with a chrome strip, which dazzles the front facade. This air dam is flanked by a couple of LED fog lamps. Its side profile is designed with body colored door handles and wing mirrors, whereas the B pillars are in high gloss black finish. While all the window sill are garnished in chrome, which gives a magnificent look to the side profile. The manufacturer is offering it with a set of stylish cast aluminum alloy wheels as standard. However, individuals can opt for 19-inch or 20-inch alloy wheels as well, which are available as optional. Coming to its rear end, it has a sleek taillight cluster that is powered by an improved LED light setup featuring brake lights and turn indicators. The tailgate too has been revised and is now decorated with a sleek chrome strip along with the iconic company's logo. Like the front bumper, its rear one is painted in body color. It is accompanied by a pair of fog lamps and a couple of chrome finished exhaust pipes.
This saloon series is built with an overall length of 5265mm, which is rather impressive and has a total height of 1471mm. It has a total width of 1949mm, which goes up to 2111mm, when outside rear view mirrors are included. The wheelbase of 3122mm is quite good and it presents a spacious cabin inside. It has an overall front tread of 1644mm, while the rear one is 1635mm. This has the kerb weight of 2050 kgs, whereas its gross weight comes to 2400 kgs. Its steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius of 12.7 meters.
The internal section can accommodate five people with ease. It is equipped with many aspects, which gives the occupants a pleasurable driving experience. It is sold in a number of interior color options for the buyers to select from. There are high quality plastic, wood and leather materials used inside, which gives a luxurious feel to its passengers. In terms of seating, there are ergonomically designed seats, which are well cushioned. These seats are covered with premium leather upholstery and have adjustable head restraints as well. It has electrically adjustable front seats with memory function as well as lumbar support that adds to the comfort level. These can also be moved forward, which will further enhance the leg room for rear passengers. The cockpit has a smooth dashboard, which is made of high quality plastic and it is complimented by wooden inserts. It is integrated with various equipments like a stylish center console, a large glove compartment with cooling effect and an instrument cluster that includes various functions. It also has a four spoke steering wheel, which is wrapped with leather and mounted with call and audio controls and gear shift paddles. There is extensive use of chrome on the AC vents, door handles and dashboard, which gives the cabin an appealing look and it is further complimented by ambient lighting. Furthermore, it has a yacht shaped gear shift lever that gets wood garnishing. There is sun visor available for both driver and co-passenger with vanity mirrors. Moreover, it is bestowed with a driver information system that has a high resolution 7-inch color display in the instrument cluster. It has a spacious boot compartment that is good enough for placing a lot of stuff. The cabin further has a rear parcel shelf, power operated windows, exclusive carpet and floor mats, rear foot rests, interior mirror with automatic anti-glare action, cigarette lighter and ashtray, 12V power sockets, front center armrest and a few others.
The automaker has packed it with a number of components that give a comfortable driving experience to all its passengers. It has a four zone deluxe automatic air conditioning unit that cools the cabin instantly and offers good comfort to its passengers. It consists of a digital display for climate control in the rear with separate temperature and blower settings. The roomy cabin has electrically adjustable seats that have lumbar support and memory function as well. There are electrically operated sun blinds available for rear windows and windshield that protects the passengers from direct sunlight. It has flexible front seats with center armrest that has storage compartments as well. All the seats have headrests with manually adjustable side bolsters that further enhances the comfort levels. One of the most important feature available in this vehicle is the presence of pre-sense basic system that activates a few protective measures in different driving situations. The parking system plus with 360 degrees cameras offers a better overview for parking and maneuvering. This also has visual and acoustic signals on the MMI display. It is blessed with an audio unit with input systems, speakers and Bluetooth connectivity to pair mobile phones. There is also MMI radio, two SDHC memory card readers, CD player and USB interface and speakers for enhancing the ambiance of its cabin. Another interesting feature is the electrically sliding sunroof that is made of a tinted single glazed safety glass. There are dark tinted windows available, which not only improves privacy but also protects from direct sun heat. Also, it has cruise control function for maintaining a steady speed on the highways, rear executive seating package, electrically adjustable steering column, central locking system with radio remote control and a few others that adds to their convenience.
It has a spacious internal section, which offers sufficient headroom of 993mm at front and 994mm at rear. It provides 1581mm front elbow room, which is 1553mm at rear. The shoulder space available in the front is 1501mm, while it in the rear, it comes to 1467mm, which is rather impressive. It has boot compartment of 480 litres, which is quite good for placing enough luggage. It can be increased by folding the rear seat. Moreover, it has a large fuel tank that is capable of holding around 82 litres of fuel in it.
All its drive trains are paired with an 8-speed tiptronic automatic transmission gearbox that guarantees perkier acceleration and pickup. The TDI Quattro can breach the 100 kmph mark in just 6.1 seconds, while the top end takes only about 4.6 seconds to break it from a standstill. Both of them have the ability to attain a top speed of 250 Kmph, which is good. On the other hand, the petrol version can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph mark in mere 5.9 seconds and can zoom towards a top speed of 250 Kmph, which is impressive.
Its entry level petrol option is powered by a 4.0-litre, bi-turbo engine, which can displace 3993cc. It comes with valve lift system along with cylinder on demand. It is based on direct fuel injection system and churns out a maximum power of 429.1bhp in the range of 5100 to 6000rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 600Nm that ranges between 1500 to 5000rpm. While it also has a powerful 6.3-litre motor that displaces 6299cc. It can churn out a whopping power of 493.4bhp at 6200rpm and a hammering torque of 625Nm at just 4750rpm. The 3.0-litre, V6 dynamo, has the capacity to displace about 2967cc. This turbocharged mill can generate 246.7bhp in the range of 4000 to 4250rpm in combination with 580Nm between 1750 to 2500rpm. Meanwhile, the 4.1-litre, turbocharged power house has a displacement capacity of 4134cc. It is integrated with eight cylinders and 32 valves. This has the ability to produce a maximum power of 379.5bhp at 3750rpm and peak torque of 850Nm between 2000 to 2750rpm. All these are cleverly mated with an advanced 8-speed triptronic automatic transmission gear box, which distributes power to its all wheels with the help of quattro permanent all wheel drive system.
The drive trains with a fuel injection supply system, allows it to deliver a decent fuel economy. The 4.0-litre, TFSI is incorporated with Valvelift system that allows it to produce a maximum mileage of 13.88 Kmpl, which is quite decent. While other one can generate 6.5 Kmpl within the city limits and 9.5 Kmpl approximately on the highways. Its base variant with an efficient 3.0-litre TDI dynamo has the latest generation common rail injection system. This helps it to produce a class leading mileage of 19.23 Kmpl on the highways, while generating 13.33 Kmpl on the city roads. The top end version now has a lightweight 4.2-litre TDI power house. This enables to produce an impressive mileage of 16.12 Kmpl, which is rather good.
The 2967cc mill has high pressure Piezo injectors. This has the ability to develop a sheer power of 246.7bhp at 4000-4250rpm and yields a maximum torque output of 580Nm at just 1750 to 2500rpm. While the top end has a V8 engine, which enables it to churn out a whopping power of 385bhp at 3750rpm and a hammering torque output of 850Nm at 2000-2750rpm, which is rather remarkable for this class. On the other hand, the 8-cylinder, 3993cc motor is slightly tweaked. This can produce 429.1bhp in the range of 5100 to 6000rpm that results in a pounding torque of 600Nm at just 1500 to 5000rpm, which is rather good for Indian road conditions.
The company has given it an innovative music interface that is located in the center console and operated through MMI or a multifunction steering wheel. It allows the use of Apple iPod/iPhone, USB interface, MP3 and other portable media players. The MMI has a high resolution 8-inch color display. The MMI navigation plus has a hard disc with topographical map display, city models and sight seeing information in 3D. It has 20GB music storage, Bluetooth and interface. The radio plus is available with a triple tuner for enhancing the ambiance of its cabin. It has the 600 watts Bose surround sound system that delivers an amazing sound experience. It has 12 channel amplifier, 14 loudspeakers and a sub woofer. It also has AudioPilot for noise dependent volume adjustment. Another interesting feature is the rear seat entertainment system, which keeps its rear passengers entertained. It has two high resolution 10.2 inch LCD adjustable displays that give access to various video and audio sources. The Bang and Olufsen sound system is an optional aspect that has 19 loudspeakers and a 5-channel ICE power amplifier for woofer and sub woofer. The buyers can also opt for the height adjustable heads up display with a multicolored display screen. Moreover, the comfort key, front massage seats, exclusive cooler box, rear foot rest, digital TV reception, dynamic steering wheel, additional reading lights and a few others can be added. Apart from these, it is offered with some accessories like carrier unit and luggage box of 480 litres, navigation update, universal mobile telephone holder, child seat youngster plus and a few others for the customers to select from.
All its four wheels are equipped with an elegant set of ventilated disc brakes that are accompanied by superior brake calipers. This disc braking mechanism is further assisted by anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution and hydraulic brake assist that avoids it from skidding. It has anti-slip regulation system assists in minimizing the spinning of wheels and improves traction. The electronic differential lock that assists by automatically braking the wheels on slippery surface. It is also bestowed with an electronic stabilization program that plays a vital role in maintaining stability irrespective of road conditions. On the other hand, the car maker has incorporated its front and rear axles with an adaptive air suspension system. This mechanism keeps it well balanced and offers comfortable driving experience to its passengers. On the other hand, it is blessed with an electro mechanical power steering system with speed dependent assistance. This ensures stability at high speeds and improves handling. It offers good response even during heavy traffic conditions and supports a minimum turning radius of approximately 12.7 meters.
This luxurious vehicle has several protective features like tightening of seat belts, activation of hazard warning lights and closing of sunroof as well as windows, defogger with a timer, a tyre pressure monitoring system, first aid kit, warning triangle, central locking system and a space saving spare wheel that enhances the security levels. There are full size front airbags that minimizes the risk of injury in the event of a collision. It has night vision assistant system, which displays a thermal image of the surroundings and assists when driving at night. The electrically adjustable front head restraints offer not just comfort but also provides good lateral support. The company has given it seat belts for all occupants with force limiters and pyrotechnic belt tensioners. Its instrument panel displays various notifications and keeps the driver alert. Some of these include door ajar indicator, driver and co-passenger seat belt reminder. The parking system plus with rear view camera helps the driver to park it safely. Another important aspect is the electric child proof locks on the rear doors and windows, whose controls are present on the driver's door armrest. The anti theft alarm system monitors doors, boot compartment lid, bonnet and interiors as well. The ultrasonic interior monitoring and electronic immobilizer, is quite useful for any unavoidable entry into it. There is ISOFIX child seat mounting available with additional attachment points that ensures maximum child safety. The pre-sense basic is an advanced aspect that activates preventive protection measures during critical driving situations. Its light weight Space Frame with high strength aluminum alloy offers maximum level of safety.
The wheel arches of all its variants have a stylish set of 18 inch aluminum light alloy wheels, which are covered with high performance radial tubeless tyres of size 235/55 R18 that provides an excellent grip on roads. There is also a full size spare wheel affixed in the boot compartment along with necessary tools, which are required at the time of changing a flat tyre. Besides these, it is also offered with an option to select between 19, 20 and 21 inch alloy wheels that are in unique design.
1. Availability of numerous safety and comfort features.
2. Sleek and lustrous body line adds to its advantage.
3. Wide range of interior colors to choose from.
4. Huge cabin space is quite good compared to other competitors.
5. Both power trains deliver excellent performance.
1. Initial cost of ownership is quite expensive.
2. It has few authorized service stations.
3. Diesel motor NVH levels can be reduced.
4. Cost of maintenance and spares are high.
5. Lower ground clearance.
|L 50 TDI Quattro |
|L 50 TDI Quattro Premium Plus |
|L 60 TDI Quattro |
|L 60 TFSI Quattro |
|L W12 quattro |