The 2011 Audi A8 has presented itself as the full-size luxury-sedan segment along side with BMW 7-Series, Mercedes-Benz S550 and Porsche Panamera. The 2011 Audi A8 sedan for sale with starting price of $90,000. The engine variant is only one, which is 4.2-liter DOHC V8.
The V8 engine is the third-generation installed on the 2011 Audi A8 sedan which gains 22 horsepower and 4 lb-ft of torque over its previous iteration with output now totaling 372 horsepower and 328 lb-ft of torque.
The performance of the 2011 Audi A8 sedan is enough to make it the least powerful in the segment, ceding 8 horsepower to the Lexus LS460 and 10 to the Mercedes-Benz S550. Audi stated that the 2011 Audi A8 sedan returns 13 percent better fuel-economy usage than its previous version, which means around 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway for the new vehicle.
Okay…we get it that you disappointed with the power of the 2011 Audi A8 sedan. Fear not, because Audi will be offered other engines in the coming years. Audi confirmed that for the upcoming 2011 Audi A8 sedan, there will be a W12-model as well as a new Audi S8, although the power is derived from Lamborghini V10, for the Audi S8 will be replaced by a smaller and lighter engine equipped with forced induction.
Rumor has it that the new engine variant for the next generation of the 2011 Audi A8 sedan will be a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. All the 2011 Audi A8 sedan models will get the ZF-supplied eight-speed transmission which we predict the luxury sedan will reach 0 to 60 mph in about 5.0-seconds.
The tail of the 2011 Audi A8 sedan is almost similar to the ones at the rear of the newest Audi A4, and the corporate grille is in full effect, even if it has grown from a goatee into more like a mini-beard.
The interior of the 2011 Audi A8 sedan, we found it quite impressive. Audi made us speechless with the MMI touch interface which located on the left side of the center console, and perfectly placed to allow the driver to rest his or her forearm on the yacht-based shifter.
The rectangular touchpad allows you to simply write letters with your fingertip and effortlessly scroll through menus.
The 2011 Audi A8 sedan is truly one of the most luxurious vehicles Audi has ever made.