More high-tech, stability, and more agility feature the new 2021 Audi A8. Generally, models Audi A8 and S8 represent the pinnacle of the German brand’s engineering. This flagship luxury sedan offers an attractive design and a very upscale cabin.
Besides, it features advanced safety features and is powered by a few engine variants including a plug-in hybrid powertrain and mighty turbocharged V8. The battle can begin and Audi A8 is aiming models in the same segment like the BMW 7 Series, Lexus LS, and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
2021 Audi A8 Exterior
The latest 2021 Audi A8 is an elegant and great tailored sedan. This model wears one of the luxury design languages that we saw until now. Basically, A8 continues the same tradition as the predecessor. It’s recognized by a wide front grille flanked by LED matrix headlights. If you didn’t know, this model is the largest car from this German manufacturer. It rides on a 123.2-inch wheelbase, and it measures 208.7 inches in length. As you can see, the new A8 is longer by 1 inch from the BMW 7 series. A8 L model is available in America with a longer-wheelbase.
We like how A8 looks. This model hosts sharp body lines and a low, muscular stance. At the back, it’s enhanced by new LED taillights and animated OLED (organic light-emitting diode) taillights. However, going for a more sporty model S8 model, buyers will get a double-slat single-frame grille, S-model bumpers, plus quad exhausts.
Luxury Everywhere Inside
The interior of the 2021 Audi A8 is the best on the market right now. This luxury sedan offers an upscale cabin and it features a large touchscreen. Generally, drivers can control everything from including driver-assist systems, climate controls, audio, and infotainment systems. Also, the new A8 is loaded with thoughtful touches. For example, it comes with heated rear-side-door armrests, illuminated safety-belt buckles, along with the niceties of the Executive Rear Seat Package.
The list is longer than we thought, and Audi A8 comes with leather seats, 22-way power-adjustable heated front seats, 4-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, and power rear and rear side-window sunshades, Bang & Olufsen audio, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto connectivity, navigation. Audi virtual cockpit and a 4-spoke multifunction steering wheel with paddle shifters are also standard.
The latest 2021 Audi A8 offers a choice of four engines. The first engine is under the A8 55 TFSI and it consists of a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 and 48-volt mild-hybrid system producing 335 horsepower. The hybrid system, as you can see, is powerful and thanks to it, the A8 provides a smooth ride. Optional is a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that makes 453 horsepower. This unit is under the A8 60 TFSI model. There’s also an A8 60 TFSI e PHEV model that combines the 3.0-liter V6 with a 14.1-kWh battery pack and electric motor. The total output of these combinations is 443 horsepower. Form Audi statements, the A8 hybrid can accelerate from 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds and it has an electric-only cruising range of 17 miles.
The last and most potent engine employs a performance-oriented S8 model. This unit consists of a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that is good for 563 horsepower. All models come standard with all-wheel drive also knows as Quattro and an 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission.
How Much Does the 2021 Audi A8 Cost?
The new 2021 Audi A8 and A8L models are confirmed for the next year. Both models will introduce plenty of upscale materials and some of the advanced techs. From many speculations, the A8 is one of the techier models nowadays. Literary, the manufacturer, put in this car every single technology that you can found. The release date will happen next year and the base model will cost $86,500. However, the V8-powered A8 60 TFSI starts at $98,900, while the PHEV model costs $95,900. The most equipped model S8 starts at $130,900.