Engine

The roar of a lion

The 2018 Audi A8 L 4.0T is always ready to assert its dominance with an available 4.0-liter TFSI® V8 engine that churns out 450 hp and 444 lb-ft of torque, an eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission and quattro® all-wheel drive.

Horsepower (@ rpm)
450 @ 5,300-6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
444 @ 1,500-5,250
Acceleration (0 – 60 mph)
4.4 seconds

quattro® all-wheel drive

Advanced quattro® all-wheel drive technology comes standard on the 2018 Audi A8 L. The system has a variable torque split that can intuitively send power to where it’s needed, helping enhance performance and traction as road conditions demand.

Adaptive air suspension

Road conditions change and the Audi A8 L is engineered to change with them. Adaptive air suspension is a continuously variable, electronically controlled damper system that adjusts the body height of the vehicle based on driving circumstances. On rough roads at low speeds, the suspension will raise slightly to improve comfort, while at highway speeds it will sit lower for more dynamic handling.

Audi drive select

With Audi drive select on the A8 L, it's easier than ever to take charge of the road ahead. Four modes — Dynamic, Comfort, Auto and even an Individual setting — adjust your vehicle's steering, transmission shifts and throttle response, allowing you to cater the drive to your taste and take advantage of the road. It's a definitive way to show the road who's in charge.

A6 model shown

Active noise cancellation with Audi cylinder on demand

Standard on the 4.0T model, the innovative Audi cylinder on demand technology deactivates four of the eight cylinders at lower loads, reducing fuel consumption by up to 10 percent at moderate highway speeds. When the V8 engine switches to four-cylinder mode, the active engine mounts remove any changes in vibration and the active noise cancellation system negates undesirable changes in engine and exhaust sound.

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