Audi boosts lineup with new A8 L 4.0T Sport

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 29, 2015

Audi is welcoming a new addition to its vehicle lineup for 2016, the Audi A8 L 4.0T Sport model. This new model boasts of an elegant exterior, a more luxurious interior and a more powerful powertrain.

As its name suggests, the Audi A8 L 4.0T Sport model is tuned for a sports-like performance, which can be mainly attributed to its core – an improved 4.0T twin turbo V8 engine. This new engine, in fact is 15hp more powerful than its predecessor, chugging out up to 450 hp in output.

Indicating the potential of this sport model is the lowered bumper, giving the A8 L 4.0T Sport a more performance-oriented appearance. Moreover, the performance potential of the A8 L 4.0T Sport is evoked by its wider stance, which is made possible by the more prominent rocker panels installed at its sides.

At the front, the vehicle features a muscular front fascia with larger air intakes for a menacing front profile. Its side profile, on the other hand, is accentuated by 20-inch five-double spoke wheels as standard.

Customers could also opt for two other 20-inch wheel alternative as well as 21-inch five-arm wheels with summer tires. Meanwhile, Audi reshaped the lower bumper of the A8 L 4.0T Sport model to make it look more dynamic.

Occupants of the A8 L 4.0T Sport would surely find its cabin as luxuriously comfortable. Offered as standard for the interior are Executive and Luxury packages that include 22-way Comfort front seats with ventilation and massage functions.

The seats are wrapped in Valcona leather with a sporty diamond pattern stitching. Also provided as standard for the A8 L 4.0T Sport are an Alcantara headliner and an acoustic glazing on the windows, as well as a panoramic sunroof.

Moreover, drivers benefit from various assistance functions like the Audi side assist with pre-sense rear, which may provide support when the driver is changing lanes. This system also helps monitors the traffic.

The A8 L 4.0T Sport also features Audi adaptive cruise control with stop & go. Interestingly, the A8 L 4.0T Sport comes with the Audi head-up display with navigation information. Interested buyers can avail of the MY2016 Audi A8 L 4.0T Sport at a starting manufacturer suggested retail price of $90,500, excluding destination charge of $925.

Press Release

AUDI INTRODUCES 2016 A8 L 4.0T SPORT MODEL

Featuring more power and enhanced luxury inside and out, the Audi A8 L 4.0T Sport model enters the Audi lineup for 2016. The variant of the Audi A8 flagship sedan boasts an enhanced 4.0T twin turbo V8 engine achieving an impressive 450 hp, an increase of 15 hp from the previous 4.0T model. The Sport model also includes a muscular front fascia with larger air intakes for a more commanding presence on the road.

The bumper of the A8 L 4.0T Sport has been lowered for a more performance-oriented look and the sides of the sedan have been given more prominent rocker panels to give the vehicle a wider stance. On the rear of the car, the lower bumper has been reshaped for a more dynamic appearance. The A8 L 4.0T Sport comes standard with 20’’ 5-double spoke wheels and is available with two additional 20’’ wheel options. Also available are 21’’ 5-arm wheels with summer tires.

The interior of the A8 L 4.0T Sport model has been designed for ultimate comfort. The standard Executive and Luxury packages offer 22-way Comfort front seats with Valcona leather and a sporty diamond pattern stitching. The front seats also include ventilation and massage functions. Also standard is an Alcantara headliner, panoramic sunroof and acoustic glazing on the windows creating an interior experience that is more luxurious than ever.

Innovative Audi driver assistance functions include Audi side assist with pre sense rear, which can aid the driver when changing lanes and helps monitors the traffic following the vehicle and Audi head-up display with navigation information. Also available is Audi adaptive cruise control with stop & go.

Summary of full equipment for the 2016 Audi A8 L 4.0T Sport model:

An enhanced 4.0T twin turbo V8 engine achieving an impressive 450 hp in total, an increase of 15 hp from the previous 4.0T model
Sport style exterior; completely new lower bumper and reshaped rear bumper; more prominent side rocker panels; more muscular shape and less chrome accents
Standard 20” 5-double spoke wheels with all-season tires; available 21” 5-arm wheels with summer tires
22 way Comfort Sport seats with ventilation and massage functions
Head Up Display
Audi side assist with Audi pre sense rear
Valcona leather interior with diamond pattern stitching
Alcantara headliner
Standard Executive, Luxury and Sport style packages
Panoramic sunroof
Acoustic glazing on the windows
Pricing detail
Model year 2016 A8 L 4.0T Sport starting manufacturer suggested retail prices:
(Excluding destination charge, taxes, title, options and dealer charges)

Model

MSRP

Audi A8 L 4.0T Sport

$90,500*

*Prices above exclude destination charges ($925), taxes, title, optional equipment, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

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