2014 Audi A8

Throughout the Los Angeles Vehicle Say last November, Audi informed us that it would be bringing four new diesel-powered designs to the United States this year. The very first to arrive is the 2014 A8L TDI you see here, and we have actually now discovered that the large oil-sipper will certainly be valued from $82,500,
2014 Audi A8 TDI front three quarter
2014 Audi A8 TDI Front Three Quarter

The entire brand-new selection of diesel designs will be powered by Audi's 3.0-liter TDI V6, helpful for 240 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque in this application. Naturally, Quattro all-wheel drive is basic, and also in the huge A8, the diesel grunt will certainly be enough to thrust the long-wheelbase flagship to 60 miles every hr in 6.4 secs (nearly a full second slower compared to the A8 3.0 T we evaluated last fall). That said, the A8 TDI must still be a rather engaging guide, and thinking about the truth that this point will reportedly return gas economic climate figures of up to 36 miles each gallon on the motorway (24 in the city), a slightly slower launch time is well worth it. (The A8 3.0 T peaks at 28 mpg road.).

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2014 Audi A8 TDI rear right side view

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2014 Audi A8 TDI front view

Elsewhere in the section, Mercedes-Benz provides a diesel version of its S-Class flagship, selling for $93,000 and great for gas economy numbers of 21/31 mpg city/highway. By contrast, the A8 TDI appears like a take, and we'll be interested to see where the forthcoming BMW 7 Series diesel falls under the class of significant oil-burning barges.

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2014 Audi A8 TdI quattro Interior photos

The 2014 Audi A8L TDI will certainly strike showrooms in the US this springtime. For the full specifics, scroll to read through the car manufacturer's short press bash.