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About Audi A8

The flagship Audi A8 is a full-size luxury sedan meant to appeal to wealthy consumers looking for maximum luxury and space. Although competing models from the premium German and Japanese marques may sell in greater numbers, the A8 does possess a distinct advantage because of its aluminum frame and body panels. Significantly lighter than a traditional steel frame, the Audi Space Frame (ASF), as it’s called, helps offset the bulk of the car’s all-wheel-drive system; the A8’s competitors are primarily rear-wheel drive.

Thanks to the all-wheel-drive system, winter weather capability is one of the Audi A8’s strengths. Luxurious accommodations are another, particularly with the latest redesigned model and the prior second-generation A8. As with other Audis, understated luxury and cutting-edge electronics combine to form an experience that delivers refinement in abundance.

Though it’s sometimes overlooked, the A8 is a fine choice for a luxury flagship.

Current Audi A8

As with previous Audi A8s, the current model offers a near-perfect blend of luxury, performance, amenities and style, and is one of our favorite full-size luxury sedans. The A8 is available in standard and long-wheelbase (A8 L) forms, with the latter version laying claim to being the biggest luxury sedan.

Yet the A8 still weighs less than most of its rivals thanks to its unique aluminum construction. The 4.2-liter direct-injected V8 makes 372 horsepower and 328 pound-feet of torque and sends its power to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. It’s plenty capable for the vast majority of drivers. For more power-hungry pilots, there’s also a 6.3-liter W12 that produces 500 hp and 463 lb-ft. The all-wheel-drive system has a rear-biased power split, which helps to provide the more sporting feel of a rear-drive performance sedan.

For even more athleticism, a torque-vectoring limited-slip differential is available.

Of course the A8 comes loaded with all the latest high-tech features. Highlights include a dynamic steering system that can intervene with automatic countersteering in a slide, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, automatic emergency braking, and night vision with thermal imaging and pedestrian detection. Audi’s MMI electronics interface is still in use but now features an additional touchpad interface that reads fingertip gestures as letters and commands.

Google Earth mapping for the navigation system is another A8 exclusive.

Beyond the sumptuous cabin and all the luxury features, you’re bound to be impressed by the big sedan’s ride and handling characteristics. The suspension provides a comfortable ride without excessive float over bumps, and when pressed on a curvy road it proves surprisingly agile, with nicely weighted steering. Both trims boast generous standard features, including amenities like a navigation system and heated front and rear seats.

Rear seat room is ample in the regular-wheelbase model, while the A8 L provides more than enough legroom for a pair of 6-footers.

The A8 undoubtedly lacks the snob appeal of its fellow Germans, but don’t let that stop you. With its roomy, best-in-class cabin and excellent driving dynamics, this sedan shines as one of the strongest picks in its segment.

Used Audi A8 Models

The current A8 represents the third generation in the model’s history, debuting in 2011. In this inaugural year, only the 4.2-liter V8 engine was offered. The 6.3-liter W12 became available the following year.

The previous, second-generation Audi A8 was sold from 2004-’10. Relative to its predecessor, this generation offered a lighter chassis and a more muscular V8, along with lots of comfort, safety and suspension upgrades. This A8 was offered in both standard-wheelbase (A8) and long-wheelbase (A8 L) versions. The base engine was a 4.2-liter V8 that generated 335 hp and later rose to 350 hp for 2007. A six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive were standard.

From 2005-’09, there was an A8 L W12 model that featured a 6.0-liter 12-cylinder engine that produced 450 hp.

Changes were light during this generation. There were slight styling alterations for ’08, while the equipment list was bolstered nearly every model year. Regardless of which year you may be considering here, cabin furnishings were superb and the MMI interface made accessing the car’s numerous audio, climate and navigation functions fairly easy.

This A8 was often overlooked by luxury sedan shoppers, but we always found it to be a great alternative and certainly equal to other flagships in terms of luxury, performance and craftsmanship.

The first-generation Audi A8 was offered from 1997-2003. Although it was one of the most technologically advanced cars on the market by virtue of its aluminum frame, it never had its successor’s flair for style or performance. Understated in its adornments inside and out, the original A8 failed to deliver the over-the-top ambience that’s so important for high-dollar luxury sedans sold in the United States.

However, if you like the idea of owning a discreet luxury car, you can buy a used A8 for considerably less than you’d pay for a used BMW 7 Series or Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Early Audi A8s were offered only with a 113-inch wheelbase, which meant that their backseats were cramped compared to the other full-size luxury sedans. The longer and roomier A8 L arrived for the 2000 model year and would be our pick if you’re planning to carry adults in back. Most first-generation A8s were sold with a 4.2-liter V8 and Quattro all-wheel drive. Thusly equipped, the A8 was one of the quickest large luxury sedans of its day, though the V8 was deficient in off-the-line torque. It was a comfortable car but not a particularly entertaining one due to overly soft suspension tuning.

Audi also offered a less expensive front-wheel-drive model from 1997-’99. This rare A8 had a small 3.7-liter V8 and a modest 8.3-second 0-60 time.

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2015 Audi A3

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EST

The five-door Audi A3 hatchback, on sale in the States since the 2006 model year, never earned the respect it deserved. Despite possessing the automaker’s well-regarded build quality and a range of strong powerplants (including an excellent diesel option), the entry-level model always played second fiddle to the rest of the Audi lineup, suffering from less innovative technologies and fewer premium options on its list. Many buyers considered it inferior to the rest of the models in the company’s showroom.

But those misconceptions could be about to change, as Audi is in the midst of introducing its third-generation A3 family to the States with expectations that the range will finally align with the rest of its portfolio.

Audi considering turbo option for longer, wider Hurac?n-based R8

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:59:00 EST

The debut of the Lamborghini Huracán was (and remains) big news in and of itself, but equally as exciting is the imminent arrival of the Audi R8, which the Huracán presages. While the two will share a common architecture, don’t expect that new R8 will simply be a cheaper version of the Huracán (like the current one arguably is to the Gallardo).

For one, the next R8 will be larger than the Huracán. According to emerging intelligence, Audi will make its sports car both longer and wider than the Lamborghini version. It’ll also share the new Lambo’s innovative carbon-fiber structure that will replace both the firewall and central tunnel.

But to power it all, Audi will get more creative.

The next R8 will, like the current model and like the Huracán, offer a V10 engine at the top of the range. It will also offer the same 4.2-liter V8 as the outgoing model. But that won’t be the end of the matter.

Word has it that Audi is also working on a smaller, turbocharged engine to offer in certain markets that mandate smaller-capacity engines.

World Car of the Year finalists announced

Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:59:00 EST

To say the 2014 Geneva Motor Show was packed full of news is an understatement as big as the show’s home at the Palexpo convention center. Despite everything that we were able to cover during this year’s show, there’s still more coming out of Switzerland, including the announcement of the finalists for the 2014 World Car of the Year Awards.

We reported on the original list of finalists over three weeks ago, and now, that initial list has been pared down to three finalists for each of the five awards. The finalists were announced at a press conference by frequent Autoblog contributor and co-chair of the awards, Matt Davis (above).

The finalists for the overall title of 2014 World Car of the Year are the Audi A3, the BMW 4 Series and the Mazda3. The World Luxury Car of the Year will be either the Bentley Flying Spur, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class or the Land Rover Range Rover Sport, while the Performance Car of the Year will be awarded to the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, the Ferrari 458 Speciale or the Porsche 911 GT3 (which, um, yeah. ).

Audi S3 pitted against BMW M135i in track battle

Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:57:00 EST

Audi and BMW have long been enemies on both the road and the track, with their respective M and S/RS lines duking it out to the delight of auto enthusiasts everywhere. In this video from Evo, two of the rivalry’s newest combatants take to the track — the Audi S3 and the BMW M135i.

The new Audi S3, which is finally coming to America, throws down with a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder. 290 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque are deployed to a Quattro all-wheel-drive system via a six-speed, S-Tronic dual-clutch transmission, allowing the five-door Audi to scamper to 60 in under five seconds.

The BMW, which Americans will know as a long-roof version of the new M235i Coupe, comes to the track with 320 ponies and 331 lb-ft of torque. That’s a good bit more than the Audi, but the M135i has only two wheels to send its power to, an eight-speed single-clutch automatic (a six-speed manual is available) and a slightly higher curb weight.

Get a load of Audi’s TTs [w/videos + poll]

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 03:59:00 EST

The third-generation Audi TT coupe has made its debut here at the Geneva Motor Show, showing an evolutionary design for the German automaker’s fashion-forward coupe. As expected, the new TT takes plenty of inspiration from the Sport Quattro Concept that debuted in Frankfurt last year, and it draws upon cues from the model’s past two generations.

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After seeing it in person, the Autoblog crew on-site in Geneva is sort of torn about the new model. It’s crisp and well-proportioned, but in terms of its exterior design, it also doesn’t come off like a significant generational leap forward — the aesthetic distance between the original TT and the second-generation model was quite a bit larger. Of course, it’s hard to reimagine a design icon, and either way we’ll have to wait until we see the car on the road to make final judgments.

Audi is offering a trio of engines for the new TT, including a 2.0-liter turbodiesel powerplant that’s good for 184 horsepower, 280 pound-feet of torque and an excellent 56 miles per gallon. On the gasoline front, Audi is offering two versions of its well-liked 2.0-liter TSI turbo-four. The less-powerful spec still offers up a healthy 230 hp and 272 lb-ft of torque, while the higher-output 2.0T sends 310 hp and 280 lb-ft of twist to all four wheels in the TTS coupe.

Potent stuff.

2014 Audi S1 is a little hatch hiding huge power [w/video]

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:40:00 EST

The Audi S1 takes the Four Rings’ high performance brand to its smallest model yet. Offered in three- and five-door forms (pictured above), the S1 is a subcompact hot hatch that seems specially suited for Europe’s dense cities and tight roads.

The S1 follows the rest of the Audi S vehicle lineup with a very understated design. It maintains the looks of the standard car, but the larger air dam, 17-inch wheels and side sills tells viewers that something mean is lurking under the surface as well. It packs the Volkswagen Group’s ubiquitous 2.0 TFSI four-cylinder, tuned here to produce 228 horsepower and 279 pound-feet with a six-speed manual transmission and all-wheel drive, and it is enough to get it to 62 miles per hour in less than six seconds for either body style and to a top speed of 155 mph.

Handling is aided by a more sophisticated four-link independent suspension to replace the standard A1’s torsion beam setup.

They come in just two colors for now — Vegas Yellow or Sepang Blue — and are hitting European roads later this spring. UK prices start at £24,900 ($41,518) for the three-door and £25,630 ($42,735) for the five-door.

Audi S3 Cabriolet is a topless two-door temptress

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 10:30:00 EST

Now that we’ve driven the Audi S3, we’re pretty eager for it go on sale in the United States. And while we won’t get the Sportback version, there’s a teeny tiny chance that Audi may grace us with this new Cabriolet version that makes its debut at the Geneva Motor Show this week.

That certainly wouldn’t be a shame, considering the topless S3 packs the same 290 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque as the sedan, all of which comes from a turbocharged, 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine. That folding roof mechanism adds a bit of weight to the S3 package, and thus, reaching that ever-so-special 62 miles per hour takes an extra half a second — 5.4 compared to 4.9 with the S3 sedan.

Looks-wise, we dig the aggressive little S3, though the chrome wheels of the show car are kind of throwing us off. Swap out a set of standard alloys, and we’ll be good to go. Have a look in the gallery above to see the topless Audi for yourself.

Audi TT Quattro Sport Concept takes the next-gen to the extreme

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 09:00:00 EST

There’s little doubt that the new Audi TTS and its 310-horsepower, 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder will be very quick when released to the general public. As a means of reminding us that Audi can do much more with the little TT, though, the German manufacturer has presented this, the TT Quattro Sport Concept, alongside its litter of new sports cars.

Complete with a 420-horsepower, 2.0-liter, turbocharged engine — yes, it really puts out 210 horsepower per liter — the TT Quattro Sport can snap to 62 miles per hour in just 3.7 seconds. 331 pound-feet of torque is also on offer, meaning this one-off TT outguns the TTS by 110 horsepower and 51 pound-feet of torque.

An S-Tronic transmission shuffles the power about, while the car itself rides on a lowered and stiffened suspension. 20-inch alloys are featured with centrally locking, racing-style hubs. Those racy wheels are housed in wells that have had their arches stretched an additional 1.18 inches, which, along with the lowered suspension, contribute to the TT’s aggressive looks.

Audi RS4 Avant Nogaro Selection puts a fresh face on old memories


I’ve been fortunate enough to drive plenty of memorable cars over the years, and one of my all-time favorites is the Audi RS4 sedan. It was only sold in the United States for a short time, but during that quick run, it made a huge impression on me. I remember everything about that car — the smell, the sound, the exact feeling of the manual shifter as it clicked between the six gears, and the texture of the steering wheel that I so happily tossed about.

In fact, whenever I’m feeling nostalgic, I go back and watch this video of the late David E. Davis, Jr. running the California Mille roads in a Sprint Blue RS4 — a video we shot for Winding Road many years ago during my tenure as an editor there.

So even though the Audi RS4 Avant Nogaro that debuts here in Geneva isn’t super important, especially for our American-centric audience, I feel compelled to write about it. No, we don’t get the lovely RS4 in the States anymore, but the package offered in Europe is just as sweet as ever — perhaps even more so, what with that stylish longroof shape. Under the hood is Audi’s excellent, naturally aspirated 4.2-liter V8 engine, tuned to deliver 450 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque, allowing for a 0-62 sprint of 4.7 seconds.

The Nogaro name refers to the special blue paint — a throwback to the original Audi RS2 Avant that kicked off the company’s super sweet luxury offerings. Other unique features for the Nogaro car include gloss black exhaust outlets, window frames and grille surround, as well as matte black roof rails. Special 20-inch wheels round off the exterior enhancements, and inside, Nogaro Blue Alcantara accents can be had on the door panels and seat inners.

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The base 2.0-liter TDI four-cylinder with standard stop-start churns out 184 hp, 280 lb-ft of torque, and returns a hugely impressive 56 mpg.

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