beauty getting asked to the prom
more than the other European sedans?
That would be the new Audi A8
turning heads up and down the
Autobahn, French Riviera and Highway1.
Audi with their huge R&D investment
has struck gold with its masterfully
crafted, flagship sedan, the Audi
A8 L 6.0. Comfortable, fast, and
smooth are the adjectives roaring
throughout the automotive industry
heralding Audi's ascent to the
top of the mountain alongside
Mercedes-Benz and BMW.
The A8 L 6.0, with its 6.0-liter, V12 engine, delivers
mightily with a whopping 440 horsepower. This car
goes from zero to 60 in five seconds and has a governed-top
speed of 155 mph. How's that for politically correct?
Want more? It is more fuel-efficient than preceding
models, equipped with the six-speed, Porsche Tiptronic® automatic
transmission. The upgraded transmission provides
instant responsiveness and acceleration, while the
Quattro® all-wheel drive and an adaptable air
suspension provide a smoother ride and improved handling.
Inside, the driver finds a cabin equally stylish
and comfortable as the exterior. And Audi's Multi-Media
Interface simplifies usage of controls for numerous
features grants leeway for a relaxed, pleasurable
driving experience. With the complexity of dashboard
gadgetry becoming more comparable to control panels
found in a 747's cockpit, it is wonderfully refreshing
to have today's most advanced technological benefits
without needing engineering courses to learn how
to operate all the switches. It is Audi's way of
tossing in a dose of painless progress with a dash
of old-school common sense.
Want even more? The A8 has two more variants of this
splendid sedan, the A8 and the A8 L 4.2. Both have
a smaller engine and wheelbase along with a lower,
yet still substantial, price tag.
AUDI AG Customer Support Germany P.O. Box 10 04 57
For LxM James Rothaar