Audi has announced the complete details of the L version of the new A8, alongside new images of the model. With a body that measures 130 millimeters (0.43 ft) longer than the standard-wheelbase version, the model is set to take the top slot of Audi's flagship A8. Powering the car is a twelve-cylinder engine, with a more extensive range of engines to be released by the end of the year.
The current unit, a 6.3l FSI engine, is able to generate 500 hp and it has a peak torque of 625 Nm at 3,250 rpm. The W12 powerplant is mated to an eight-speed tiptronic transmission.
With this engine, the car is able to sprint to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.9 seconds, and reach a top speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph). The downside to the high-performance, high-output engine is that 12.0l of fuel are consumed every 100 km, or 19.6 US mpg.
The previous version used up 13.6 l/100 km). For its interior, we see the A8 L in valonea leather, tanned exclusively with plant extracts to be soft and able to "breathe" actively. Buyers can opt for a panoramic glass roof with two glass panels.
There also are two large monitor screens -- one on the instrument panel and one on the center console -- that serve as control centers and display their information as high-resolution 3D graphics.
As an option, the MMI navigation plus with high-capacity hard disk is offered with MMI touch. This can be utilized to work together with the assistance and safety systems, and with the usual navigation module too.