Audi A8 2011 officially unveiled
The all-new 2011 Audi A8 has been officially unveiled in the United States. Looking exactly like a stretched version of the A4, the A8 does not hold any surprises.
At launch, the new 2011 A8 will only be available with a 4.2-litre “FSI” V8, generating a middling 372 hp with 445 Nm of torque at 3500 rpm. It does the 0-100 kph acceleration run in 5.7 seconds, with an electronically-limited top speed of 250 kph. Standard are a new 8-speed automatic control, quattro all-wheel-drive and an optional “sport” differential.
There are no major technological advancements with the new A8, carrying over previous features such as the aluminium body, MMI multimedia system, pre-crash safety system, vented massage seats and the lot. Features new to the A8 include those goofy LED lining up front, with full LED headlights available optionally, as well as night vision, 19-speaker 1400W stereo, adaptive cruise control, adaptive steering and adaptive air suspension.
If you fancy this underwhelming limousine, expect the 2011 Audi A8 to hit the streets of the UAE and GCC sometime after the summer of 2010. Keep track of updates in the Audi A8 buyer guide.