Body Styles: A8 Quattro; A8 L Quattro and A8 L W12 Quattro 4-door sedan
Drive Configuration: All-wheel
Engines: 4.2L V-8; 6.0L W-12
Assembly Location: Neckersulm, Germany
What’s New for ’11
The A8 is all-new for the ’11 model year.
Audi’s unique Space Frame technology enables the vehicle to have 25% more torsional rigidity along with improved handling, and yet still be lighter and boast better fuel economy than other German 2-wheel drive competitors, even those with a V-6 hybrid powertrain, according to Audi.
When a collision is imminent, the new “pre sense” collision system pre-tensions seat belts, moves seats to their optimal position, closes the roof and side windows and applies the emergency brake.
A Bose surround-system is standard, while a 11,400-watt, 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen Advanced sound system is available.
A 500-hp W-12 engine is slated to become available for the long-wheelbase version as a mid-year running change.
An 8-speed automatic transmission is now standard on all variants.