The 2015 Audi A8 is a big luxury sedan that is available in standard or long wheelbase models with petrol engine six- and eight-cylinder versions. Models with diesel TDI engine and the range-topping 2015 Audi A8 W12 are available only in the body style long wheelbase. The 2015 Audi A8 3.0T basis set is equipped with 19-inch wheels, LED headlights, a sunroof, heated outside mirrors, and folding, auto-dimming mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, door closers power, adaptive air suspension, fired without key and entry, automatic climate control, dual zone, leather upholstery, electrically adjustable front seats along 14 positions, memory function for the front seats, a power tilt wheel and telescopic and power rear sunshade.
Electronic features include Wi-Fi in the car, an 8-inch screen, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, infotainment interface Audi MMI, a navigation system, voice control, rearview camera and a 14-speaker Bose audio system with surround sound CD player, iPod connectivity and satellite radio. The eight-cylinder 2015 Audi A8 4.0T includes all active noise cancellation over innermost. Opt for either version long wheelbase adds the warm weather package, extended leather package, Rear seat vanity mirrors and LED reading lights.
The long wheelbase 2015 Audi A8 W12 also adds 20-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, the dual-pane acoustic glass, variable ratio steering, leather upholstery, first quality, suede headliner simulated a head -up display, a camera system surround-view system blind spot monitoring, an entertainment system for rear seat dual display and a six-CD changer. Cold Weather Package, rear comfort package and a fixed rear seat center console which reduces passenger capacity from five to four.
Many of the articles appearing in top trims are available as packaged in supporting models options. Other notable additions include adaptive cruise control, a sports differential, improved handling, automatic high beam control, night vision with pedestrian detection and animal warning lane departure and maintenance system, a sunroof with solar panels feeding a diamond-stitched auxiliary cooling fan, ventilated front seats with 18-way power front sport seats with upholstery and a 19-speaker audio system bang & Olufsen surround sound. A variety of wood interior trim accents are also available. In 2015 Audi A8 W12 trim, additional options include Comfort Seat Executive Package that includes a power footrest on the right rear passenger, a cooler in the rear center console and an outlet of the household type.
2015 Audi A8 Interior
Among the large flagship luxury interiors are definitely one of the most important deciding factors. The 2015 Audi A8 rises to the occasion with excellent materials, smart design and a host of high-tech features. Most Audis are remarkable for their austere design seriously, but the A8 is decidedly luxurious in its execution, with rich wood accents and surfaces flexible leather to complement it.
The comfort is in no short supply, even with the adjustable front seats number 14 position. Upgrading to the 18-way adjustable optional ventilated seats further enhances passenger satisfaction and massage functions should be enough to send most people over the edge (although some competitors also offer them). That same level of decline can also be enjoyed in the rear seats by upgrading to Square Rear Comfort package versions for long wheelbase. Even without that option, rear passengers enjoy a lot of space and amenities.
2015 Audi A8’s Interface MMI infotainment Audi must also meet the high expectations of the class with crisp graphics and fast responses to inputs. There is also a small pad where you can draw letters and numbers with your finger to enter addresses or search for phone numbers and music. Overall, the system is not as easy to use as its rivals, but after a short period of time to become second nature. On the downside, the capacity is a bit small compared to the competition, with capacity for a maximum of only 14.2 cubic feet.
2015 Audi A8 Engine
Powering the 2015 Audi A83.0T is a 3.0-liter V6 supercharged engine that produces 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. As with all models A8 3.0T channels power to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. In testing, this model reaches 60 mph in a short 5.3 seconds, which is faster than other rivals with six-cylinder engine and almost as quick as some V8 engines. The EPA estimates fuel economy at 22 mpg combined (19 city / 29 highway). The 2015 Audi A8 TDI diesel engine uses a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 is good for 240 horsepower and 428 pound-feet of torque. Audi is expected to accelerate to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds. Fuel economy is EPA-estimated 28 mpg on the combined position (24 city / 36 highway).
2015 Audi A8 4.0T models get a 4.0-liter V8 turbocharged engine that makes 435 horsepower and 444 pound-feet of torque – an increase of 15 hp over last year. Audi estimated to reach 60 mph in 4.3 seconds. Fuel economy is estimated at 22 combined (18/30) for the standard wheelbase model. Versions of long wheelbase are estimated to get 1 mpg less on the highway. The range-topping A8 W12 produces 500 horsepower and 463 pound-feet of torque from its W12 engine normally aspirated 6.3-liter. Audi expected to reach 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, while fuel economy estimates of 17 mpg combined down (14/22). Unlike other A8s, the W12 does not benefit from a function of stop-start engine to save fuel when not moving.
2015 Audi A8 Safety
Standard safety features for all 2015 Audi A8 models include antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front and rear side airbags, front knee airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, a rearview camera system and Pre- Sense Audi pretensions seat belts and closes the sunroof and windows if it detects sudden braking. Models equipped with optional adaptive cruise control also come with Pre-Sense Plus, which warns the driver of impending frontal collision and intervenes with maximum braking if appropriate measures are not taken.
Pre-Sense Rear, reacting to imminent rear-end collisions tensioning seat-belts, close the windows and seat adjustment for optimum protection are also included. Other features that may be standard or optional depending on trim level include a camera system surround vision, night vision system, a warning lane departure and lane keeping system blind spot monitoring system and help. In brake testing 2015 Audi A8s previous years but mechanically similar models equipped with summer tires came to a stop from 60 mph in shorter distances of 104 feet, which is exceptional for cars in this class.