Audi India has introduced the latest version of its flagship A8 L luxury sedan in India. The Audi A8 long wheel base version comes with a 4.2-litre FSI petrol engine and is priced at Rs 89 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. The advance 4.2-litre engine is capable of 372 bhp of peak power and 445Nm of peak torque.
“The launch of the all new Audi A8 L is a milestone for us as it marks the entry of our new flagship in India. This super luxury sedan will allow us to further build upon the tremendous growth potential that the Indian market presents. With Audi witnessing record sales in 2010 to achieve exceptional growth, we believe the Audi A8 L will continue to spur demand in India,” said Michael Perschke, head, Audi India.
The wheelbase and length of the A8 L is 13 centimeter longer than the standard version. The car now measures 5.27m. With a body made of aluminium Audi Space Frame, or ASF, the A8 weighs about 40% less than a similar structure made of steel without compromising strength. The new engine offers 22% better fuel efficiency if the boffins at Audi are to be believed.
Available only with the 4.2 FSI petrol engine for now, the A8L will later be launched with the W12 petrol and the 3.0 TDI diesel engine as well.