Audi to launch new A8 by Diwali

Audi India is planning to ring its flagship model Audi A8 in India by Diwali. The new Audi A8 will be offered in the long wheel base version. It will get a choice petrol and diesel engines.

Audi A8 is bigger car than its predecessor and at 5137mm long, 1949mm wide and 1460mm tall, it’s longer and wider than a Mercedes S-class or a BMW 7-series but lower than both. That makes it the biggest car in its class. As with all previous Audi A8s, the car is built from aluminum, and using new alloys has cut 6.5kg from the A8’s weight.

The front and rear lights use LEDs that offer illumination more like daylight than conventional headlamps. They also use less energy and weigh less.

All Audi A8s come with an eight-speed auto and Quattro four-wheel drive as standard, and there’s a sport differential option which splits torque between the rear wheels. Audi has added a new safety system called pre-sense, which activates the hazard lights, closes the windows and sunroof and pre-tensions the seat belts if the brakes are fully applied.

The new Audi A8 is expected to start at a price of Rs. 72 lakhs.