Tuesday, August 31, 2010
2011 Audi A8 overview
The 2011 Audi A8 was introduced a little differently: Audi rented an art gallery in a nearby city and sent the cars, chauffeured, to each journalist's house. With the car left for a week of driving on familiar roads.
The 2011 Audi A8
The car debuted was the normal wheelbase model, but that wheelbase is two inches greater than that of the previous generation, for more rear seat room. Reduced weight means improved performance and fuel economy, and improved fuel economy means lower carbon emissions.
Power, of course, goes to all four wheels via the latest development of Audi's quattro permanent all-wheel drive system, with a 40/60 front/rear static torque split for optimum sportiness. Comfort is Euro-luxury, compliant but well-damped, and still allows an enjoyable driving experience. In-car secure wifi will also be offered.
In-car time is often the only time people have to listen to favorite music, and the A8's B&O system makes that a wonderful time.
My test car had heated and cooled multi-mode massage front seats, mmmmmm! Ride, handling, and power? Which works exceedingly well for a luxury car, and with surprisingly good fuel economy. Audi has quietly been gaining market share in an uncertain market. The 2011 Audi A8 is a fine car in which to be chauffeured.
Class-leading cabin, brilliant drive, comfort and luxury; Audi A8 has a bundle of attractive features. Though, its unexciting design and comparatively high price makes it recommended rather than highly recommended.
Handling of the car is competent considering the huge size of the Audi A8. With no extra body roll, the body control is precise too.
The four setting options of the air suspension system of the car have made it easy to travel on any type of surface. The ride of the Audi A8 remains comfortable identically be it a highway or a low-speed path. To attain an ideal driving position, the driver has been given numerous adjustment options. To cruise long distance, along with an adequate driving position, the flexible seats also help.
The two engine options offered comprise a 3.2-litre V6 and 4.2-litre V8.
The 3.2-litre V6 gives off quite adequate fuel economy, the reason behind is obviously Audi's FSI Direct Injection technology. With core rivals such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz, Audi will be experiencing more depreciation.
The cost of close rivals such as the BMW 3.0-litre and 4.0-litre 7-Series are close.