All models used 2013 Audi A8 Audi Space Frame aluminum construction to keep weight down. The 2013 Audi A8 L models add 5 inches of wheelbase and stretch the body to create a larger rear cabin. 2013 Audi A8 models get special design and equipment details. 2013 Audi A8’s cabin is dressed in leather, wooden and aluminum. The dual zone climate control, a premium Bose audio system with surround sound, navigation, power sunroof, and Audi Connect with Bluetooth connectivity, music playback capability and mobile Wi-Fi are included in all A8s for 2013. The 2013 Audi A8 adds standard heated and ventilated front seats sports massage.
2013 Audi A8 Features
Highlights of the 2013 Audi A8 menu options include heated and ventilated front seats, massaging control 4 zone automatic climate, rear entertainment system, Bang & Olufsen Advanced Audio system, solar-panel sunroof, and headlight led. A Sport Package adds special trim, dynamic steering, sports suspension, torque vectoring rear differential and 20-inch wheels for the A8 model. The 2013 Audi A8 L is available with a panoramic glass roof and rest, ventilation and massage individual rear seats separated by a cooler bucket.
2013 Audi A8 Engine
The 2013 Audi A8 3.0 TDI has a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V-6 engine. Power figures and final pair were not available when this overview of the model was originally written. The 2013 Audi A8 3.0T has a supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6 engine making 333 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. Both engines have the technology of automatic start / stop switches off the engine at idle to save fuel.
The 2013 Audi A8 4.2 has a V-8 4.2-liter engine good for 372 horsepower and 328 pounds-feet of torque. The S8 gets a 4.0-liter V-8 twin-turbo engine with 520 horsepower and crank out 479 lb-ft of torque. The S8 includes cylinder deactivation technology to save fuel, and receives numerous performance improvements. The A8 L W12 is equipped with 12-cylinder engine of 6.3 liters that produces 500 horsepower and 463 lb-ft of torque.
Each engine is paired with a Tiptronic automatic 8-speed transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive. Audi Drive Select is also the standard Normal, Comfort, Sport or individual driving modes. As this summary was originally written, the EPA officially rated fuel economy was only for the 2013 Audi A8 3.0T. Is expected to return 18/28/21 mpg (city / highway / combined).
2013 Audi A8 Safety
The 2013 Audi A8 is equipped with 10 airbags, traction and stability control, 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, and Audi Pre-Sense technology that prepares the car if it detects that a crash is inevitable. Available safety features include adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, collision warning, lane departure warning and night vision camera with pedestrian detection for 2013 Audi A8.