Big automobiles need to be good to sell. At Audi, the new A8 has the best features available and a load of class to see it sitting right at the top of the tree.
Perhaps the best of the A8 range is the magnificently powerful, distinguished and very luxurious Audi A8 4.2 TDI Quattro. The class of the A8 is evident in town. Drive the Audi A8 4.2 TDI Quattro into Perth, Melbourne or Sydney and park up in the street. No car comes close to heralding the same level of finish, beauty and power.
Definitely a car for the distinguished, the Audi A8 4.2 TDI Quattro is a superior long haul tourer. Whether coasting along at the legal limit or when pressed hard along the scenic route, the Audi A8 4.2 TDI Quattro performs faultlessly and with immense authority. Boasting the Quattro permanent AWD, tiptronic transmission, massive tyres, a maximum output of 240 kW and an almighty 650 Nm of torque available between 1600 and 3500 rpm the driving experience is totally awe inspiring. Effortlessly covering the miles, the Audi A8 4.2 TDI Quattro rides extremely quietly and in total composure. Even the roughest surfaces are muted and forced to comply with the excellent Audi A8’s adaptive air suspension. Rolling and pitching movements from the body are completely kept in check, and the air suspension has four settings depending on your driving style.
Enter the cabin, and you are blown away with how glorious the interior is. You can opt for the exquisite Verdi cloth in pale grey or black, or for those who prefer the traditional luxury of leather, there are Valcona leather seats finished in either black, pale grey or cardomorn beige. Sports seats add another beautiful range of colours and materials that include alcantara leather. The flip up DVD/satellite navigation screen is situated in the centre dash area, and as an optional extra can be integrated into the MMI. A busy schedule can be worked like clockwork with the Audi A8 4.2 TDI Quattro being available with a hands free communication system. Staying in touch with work colleagues and family is simple with the use of the hands free telephone. All the standard luxury items are there including electric windows, electric seats, climate control, Audi’s Lane Assist and an Audi Parking system. Musical bodies will enjoy clarity of sound so good that you can share in all the contempary sounds from inside the Audi A8 4.2 TDI Quattro cabin. Sound engineers have acoustically matched the audio system to the shape and dimensions of the suave Audi A8 4.2 TDI Quattro interior.
Safety is taken very seriously at Audi. That is why the very best systems are in place for, first of all, avoiding a crash situation. Active safety features are always working in your favour to avoid the worst case scenario. However if a crash occurs, the Audi A8 4.2 TDI Quattro is well equipped to tackle the impact head on. ESP is instantaneous in its response to negative feedback. Front passengers are protected by airbags with two-stage activation, while the driver is protected by an innovative ring-type airbag, whose radial unfolding pattern is proven more effective in reducing accident injury. In its third generation, the Audi A8 Space Frame exceeds all current industry standards, and its high torsional stiffness improves both the ride and handling.
Why bother with other inferior luxury-car drive-train designs? The Audi A8 4.2 TDI Quattro uses the world’s best AWD system to ensure that your connection with the road is paramount.
The Audi A8 4.2 TDI Quattro. A true leader in luxury motoring, and the premium exec express.
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