Audi has stretched the bounds of luxury sedan comfort even further in the new long wheel base version of its flagship A8 sedan, which incorporates an additional 130 mm of wheelbase and body length, the latter concentrated at the rear to provide even more exceptional passenger accommodation.

The new Audi A8 L will also be further refined by an extensively reworked version of the 12-cylinder W12 gasoline engine offering further improved power and efficiency.

The 130 mm increase takes the length of the new A8 L to 5,267 millimeters, and the wheelbase has grown by the same amount to 3,122mm.


The A8 L W12 can cruise to 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds, and continue to a seemingly effortless governed top speed of 155 mph.

And with the help of FSI technology, fuel economy belies these figures, with up to 23.5 mpg achievable according to the combined cycle test — a 12 per cent improvement over the outgoing model which results in CO2 output of 278g/km.

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