2018 Audi A8L: Specification, Engine, Price

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First of all, it should be noted that the sedan of the German car maker Audi, which directly reports to VW and has always positioned itself as a “Mercedes of the new generation”, first appeared on the market more than 20 years ago. 1994 is its official year of birth, although it indeed emerged back in 1979, when the “Four Rings” started conducting their first experiments that resulted in the birth of an initial prototype of the vehicle, later assigned to the luxury class.

Review 2018 Audi A8L:

Extra length:

Actually, the Audi A8 L doesn’t radically differ from the regular model. The main innovations have much to do with extra comfort. Compared to the regular version of 5.172 meters long the 2018 Audi A8L has grown to 5.3 meters.  Adding just 130 mm, the designers were able to realize many innovative ideas that significantly increase the comfort of the car. As a result, the driver and passengers have received an impressive increase in the internal space. The rear doors of the car have become noticeably larger, and the interior has become more spacious.

Just like in the regular A8, seven different design packages are available for the L version, so the car owner is free to pick up the right design option.

In terms of design the Audi A8 L does not lag behind its competitors. As in the case of the regular version, when choosing an auto, one can select the color of the body, the diameter of the discs, the type of headlights, the glazing type as well as the exterior design elements. Everything is thought out so that the buyer could make the car truly exclusive, personalized.


To make the impressive exterior of the 2018 Audi A8L the engineers relied on a reliable platform MLB Evo. They also made use of up-to-date materials:

  • carbon;
  • magnesium;
  • aluminum.

The developers reached an unbelievable outcome – they combined elegance, brightness and luxurious appearance.

At first glance one notices the original stainless steel and chrome details.

It’s hard to overlook the splendor of the grille. It definitely stands out by the honeycomb structure and the original inscription W12.

Other features include updated exterior mirrors (they feature chrome inserts), smooth body lines and original LED Audi headlights “Matrix,” which along with 20-inch wheels deserve special attention.

Buyers are free to choose the color of the body, discs (19, 20 inches), headlights and other equipment.

2018 audi a8l exterior


In addition to external innovations, the Audi A8 L surprises with catchy technical tweaks, the most anticipated of which is a virtual instrument panel and a control system consisting of two touch displays, seized respectively 10.1 and 8.6 inches. Some drivers might require some time to grasp the whole wisdom of controlling such an on-board computer. However, the reward for the spent time will be an incredibly wide range of functions laid by the manufacturer to facilitate the management of the car, as well as to enhance the level of comfort and safety.

The system of autonomous driving will make the driver and passengers get used to slow driving. However, it’s safe and partly comfortable in own way.

The multimedia system control display is able to recognize words written on the screen with a finger and perceive the force of pressing your finger on the screen. This technology, developed by Apple, will become one of the many highlights of the new Audi A8 L.

When driving one can set the required parameters for a comfortable pastime inside the cabin, for example, you can turn on music or lower the air temperature – you can do it by means of your voice.    Some settings of the multimedia system can be controlled by gestures. It is worth giving credit, it recognizes them quite clearly, at least, as journalists claim who had the opportunity to try these functions in practice.

What we see inside isn’t just gorgeous, typical to the German brand – it’s outstanding. Seats feature are regulators of the body position and armrests. They are trimmed with leather and fabric inserts of high quality.

2018 audi a8l interior

2018 audi a8l seat

Specifications of the updated sedan Audi A8L:

The updated sedan Audi A8L boasts not only a high level of comfort for the driver and passengers, but also a number of interesting technical innovations. So, all the cars of this line will be hybrids. The manufacturer will equip them with powerful modern 48 V powertrains.

2018 audi a8l specification


This year models with 3-liter powertrains are highly anticipated:

  • a 340 hp petrol engine;
  • a 289 hp turbocharged diesel.

In 2018, the choice of powerplants will be expanded with powerful 6 and 4 liters petrol engines, capable of producing 585 and 460 hp respectively.

Besides this, the flagship sedan has received such improvements as:

  • active driving technology;
  • a new suspension;
  • a scanner of quality of a road covering;
  • full-drive.


3.0 TFSI
Starting at 82500$

  • Full LED headlights
  • MMI® Navigation plus with voice control system
  • Audi advanced key — keyless start, stop and entry
  • Audi Connect®
  • BOSE® Surround Sound System with 14 speakers, AudioPilot® noise-compensation and 630 watts

4.0 TFSI
Starting at 92000$

Everything on 3.0 TFSI® and

  • Sport exterior appearance
  • 22-way power front sport/comfort seats, power lumbar adjustment, ventilation, memory and diamond stitching
  • Valcona leather interior
  • Audi side assist and Audi pre sense® rear
  • Head-up display with navigation information

The new Audi A8L seems to have already evolved to the point of its development, when it can take control on the road by itself. The technology of autonomous driving is the main marketing feature of the new car. In addition, insiders say, the updated model can be refueled with synthetic gasoline.


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