Audi India is planning to launch the A8L by February 2020 alongside its flagship model the Audi Q8 SUV. Although the year 2019 has not been a very tough year for our auto industry and of course for the company itself.
Keeping the aside the procured sales pressure, which might be the reason for the delays with some of its launches. The Audi A8 made its global debut back in 2017 and was scheduled to make its way to the Indian shores by the end of 2019, but now we will only be able to see it in our markets by early 2020.
- Globally the Audi A8 L is offered in a variety of powertrains including a 3.0-litre V6 turbo-petrol and diesel variant giving a maximum power output of 340hp and 286hp respectively.
- However, a 460hp twin-turbocharged V8 hybrid petrol engine pumping the power to 459hp is also said to on the magic table.
- Keeping all those rumours aside the Indian variant of the Audi A8L is most likely to feature a 3.0-litre petrol V6 petrol engine compliant to the BS6 emission norms. Although the global-spec variant of the Audi A8 L comes with a level 3 autonomous driving technology, with the given infrastructure it could become quite difficult for us to obtain such technology.
- The new Audi A8l will also feature a long wheelbase. We suppose it clearly defines the additional ‘L’ being added to the model.
- The soon to be launched Audi A8L appears to have a much sleeker look as compared to its predecessor. The new flagship from Audi supports a much prominent hexagonal front grille, with HD sleek Matrix-LED headlamps.
- Other additional features on the outside include slim OLED taillamps connected by an all-width light bar, giving the car a much wider stance.
- On the Inside, the Audi A8L comes with an all virtual instrumental cluster which sits on the centre console. other additional features a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen and an 8.6-inch curved display for operating various climate control, seating, and multimedia functions.
- We can easily expect the Audi A8L to come with a price tag of Rs. 1.10 crore strongly rivalling the BMW 7 Series facelift, as well as the Mercedes-Benz S-class, Lexus LS 500h, and Jaguar XJ