Double glazing as standard
A specially developed film forms the double glazing in the A8 and enhances your driving pleasure by minimising external noise, making the Audi A8 one of the quietest cars in the world. It also helps the electronic climate control to maintain a constant internal temperature.
Double glazing is standard across the A8 range.
Effortless door operation
With the Audi A8’s optional power-closure doors, you simply pull the door to, and at the last moment, an electric motor closes the door for you perfectly, every time.
It is touches like these that make owning an Audi A8 such an unrelenting pleasure.
A ratio for everything
The all-new 8 speed tiptronic transmission is a technical tour-de force.
Selection of the drive programs are facilitated by the new selector lever, which can be trimmed in a wide range of leather or wood to perfectly complement the A8’s elegant interior. The lever communicates with the gearbox ‘by wire’, i.e. without any mechanical connection, so a brief push, or nudge, is all it takes to select the drive program after which the lever returns to the central position. The drier can also change gear manually by using the paddles mounted on the steering wheel.
Management of the new tiptronic is handled by the innovative dynamic shift program (DSP), which is networked with the detailed route data delivered by the MMI navigation system. The DSP uses this information to incorporate approaching corners or junctions into its shift strategy, so the days of an automatic gearbox changing gears mid-corner are behind us.
A major benefit of having 8-speeds is the wide spread of ratios between first and eighth gear. This not only reduces fuel consumption by around 8% but also is flexible enough to allowing dynamic, sporty acceleration and refined, low-rev, high-speed cruising.