- 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V-6 engine
- Standard Quattro all-wheel drive
- 28 mpg in combined driving
- 0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds
- On sale in spring of 2013
IntroductionThe first of several new Audi models coming to the United States equipped with a TDI clean diesel V-6 engine, the 2014 Audi A8 L TDI goes on sale early in the spring of 2013 for a starting price of $82,500.
Exterior FeaturesOffered only as an extended-wheelbase Audi A8 L model, the new turbo-diesel A8 L TDI is equipped with adaptive xenon headlights, LED running lights, LED side lighting, and LED taillights. A set of 19-inch aluminum wheels is standard equipment.
Interior FeaturesHighlights from the 2014 Audi A8 L TDI's standard equipment list include automatic climate control, leather seats, power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, walnut wood inlays, brushed aluminum interior trim, and LED cabin lighting. Additionally, the A8 is equipped with a power sunroof, power trunk, navigation system with Audi Connect services, premium sound system, keyless entry and start, and a reversing camera.
Optional FeaturesAll 2014 Audi A8 models receive modified option packages this year, aligning the model with the automaker's existing Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trim lines. For example, the A8 L's new Premium Plus package includes 22-way power front comfort seats with ventilation and massage, LED headlights, Audi Side Assist, and Audi Pre-Sense Rear. More details will become available when the vehicle goes on sale.
Under the HoodThe 2014 Audi A8 L TDI model's 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V-6 generates 240 horsepower and 406 lb.-ft. of torque. Audi claims that the car will accelerate to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds while returning 24 mpg in the city, 36 mpg on the highway, and 28 mpg in combined driving.
The A8 L TDI's standard Quattro all-wheel-drive system splits engine power 40% to the front wheels and 60% to the rear wheels under normal driving conditions, and can vary that split to a greater degree as the situation warrants.