Packed with standard and optional products and available in a wide variety of models, the 2021 Audi A8 wears its flagship status perfectly. The characteristic sets teamed with the significant-tech infotainment system and state-of-the-art driver-aid systems qualifies the A8 as a nine out of 10 for capabilities on our scale.
Audi delivers the A8 in only the long wheelbase L entire body styles and in 4 models that consist of A8 fifty five TFSI, A8 sixty TFSI, A8 sixty TFSI e, and S8. The base model is even much better geared up for 2021 with heated seats that add cooling and 22-way energy adjustments, a surround-see digicam system, and the Audi cellular phone box that features wi-fi charging and a signal booster. Also standard are LED headlights and taillights, energy comfortable-closing doors, an adaptive air suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, a 17-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, 4-zone computerized climate handle, a twelve.three-inch electronic instrument cluster, a two-monitor infotainment system, navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Automobile compatibility, satellite radio, and High definition radio. The base car charges about $5,000 extra this 12 months at about $87,five hundred.
The A8 sixty TFSI provides the formerly optional Sport model exterior kit, High definition Matrix-layout LED headlights, and Valcona leather. It charges about $nine,000 extra.
The A8 TFSI e plug-in hybrid charges about $97,000.
At the major of the lineup is the S8 model for about $132,000. It arrives with front sport seats, a head-up exhibit, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, a heated front armrest, an Alcantara headliner, ambient lighting, energy sunshades for the rear and rear facet home windows, 21-inch wheels with summer season tires, and Audi’s predictive suspension that employs hydraulics to counteract entire body lean and cameras to study the street forward and put together the dampers for street disorders.
Amid the alternatives, we’d select the Luxurious Deal, which provides an Alcantara headliner, softer leather, aluminum buttons, and ambient lighting. We’d also add the rear-axle steering and the predictive suspension.
Audi’s dashboard is rife with electronic screens. In addition to the twelve.three-inch electronic gauge cluster, it has two middle touchscreens, a person 10.1 inches throughout up major and an eight.six-inch monitor below. The major monitor handles navigation and amusement capabilities while the bottom monitor is for climate and automobile controls, and handwriting recognition. The screens need somewhat extended touch inputs than regular, but they deliver satisfying haptic comments and the handle interface is intuitive.
We also like the standard navigation system, in particular the Google Earth see even although it has a monthly cost for knowledge use.
Audi has a person of the much better infotainment systems on the current market, a person whose bristling technological innovation only provides to the knowledge in the A8.
Audi’s guarantee is 4 yrs or 50,000 miles and it features 4 yrs of roadside assistance with the to start with services phone cost-free.
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