Audi A8 has been one of the most successful sedans of all times. The first Audi A8 was conceptualized and built in 1994 as a four door, full size luxury sedan. A8 is considered as the successor to the successful Audi V8 model. The Audi A8, currently into its third generation is set to release as the 2015 Audi A8 model, with fresh improvements in design and engineering to stay in the competition against other luxury sedans in the market.
What’s new in 2015 Audi A8?
The Audi A8 sedan incorporates a smooth design for the 2015 facelift, with extremely finished edges. The new array of colors, the innovative yet luxurious cabin design, new engine definitions and the technology used, makes the 2015 Audi A8 better than its predecessor. The Audi this time also has two siblings competing against it, the 2015 Audi A8 L and the 2015 Audi A8 LW12 which are priced higher and hold more surprises than the conventional Audi A8 sedan. The Audi A8 has been built with the latest aerodynamic design where steel and iron is largely replaced with carbon fiber and aluminum. This brings more agility and reduces considerable weight.
Luxury and Performance of 2015 Audi A8
The 2015 Audi A8 would house a cabin that is smartly designed to please the front as well as the backseat passengers. The premium stitched leather upholstery used for the seats make the ride comfortable and gives it the touch of luxury that one expects from Audi to deliver. The 2015 Audi A8 and the 2015 Audi A8 L come with 18 way power front comfort seats, along with lumbar adjustment, while the 2015 Audi A8 L W12 takes that upto 22 way power front seats. The luxury sedan from Audi comes with dual touch screen screens for entertainment and also a DVD playback facility.
When it comes to performance, Audi lives up to our expectations with the Audi A8. The new facelift model for Audi A8 uses a MMI navigation technology to assist you drive safe and smooth on even the most uncomfortable geographical locations. The car comes with completely new striking LED Day Running Lamps and Xenon Headlamps. The car has a 3D modeled front grille that adds extra vigor to its design.
2015 Audi A8 Competition
The biggest rival of the 2015 Audi A8 and its two siblings (Audi A8 L and Audi A8 W12) is definitely Mercedes Benz S Class, as the car is slated to release close to the launch of Mercedes Benz S Class. Given that both the cars come from the top players in the automobile market and both being luxury sedans, it would be interesting to see which one convinces the audiences more.
Overview of 2015 Audi A8
The 2015 Audi A8 is priced starting from $77,400 and comes with options for 3 and 4 liter TFSI engine with upto 333 hp. The Audi A8 L is priced starting from $81,400 and comes with an extra engine option for a 3 liter TDI engine and a power touching almost 435hp. The 2015 Audi A8 L W12 is the costliest among the lot and comes with an extremely powerful 6.3 liter TFSI engine and a whopping 500 hp of threshold power.
The 2015 Audi A8 comfortably scores a 4.5 out of 5 ratings. The good part about the design is its extremely stylish cockpit and the placement of gadgets inside. The con that strikes to us, is probably the MMI navigation system (which needs extensive training) and the leg room (it is relatively less compared to the other sedans in this range). Overall, we would recommend the 2015 Audi A8 as a welcome change in case you are planning to buy a luxury sedan this coming year.
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