2016 Audi A8 specs news: Sports model offers same feel as Audi S8 and L W12, only at a more affordable price


One of the new car models, the 2016 Audi A8, promises to bring an upgraded engine combined with a sportier look for those who want to have both but may be on a tighter budget. 

According to Autoblog, this new offering from Audi is equipped with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine under the hood, similar to the one featured in the Audi S8, but instead of producing 520 hp, it has a more modest 450 hp capacity and 444 lb-ft of torque. Along with the lower specifications is less value on the price tag a unit starts at $90,500 compared to the S8 which is being sold at $114,900. 

Although the car manufacturer has yet to release official ratings of the performance, the report assumes that it will be faster than the previous model that clocks in 435 hp and can go from 0 to 60 mph in a span of 4.4 seconds. The highest speed remains at 130 mph as it is partnered with a Quattro all-wheel drive system and an 8-speed Tiptronic transmission. 

Top Speed reports that the updated German flagship model, seemingly, is the long wheelbase version of the S8 with the added front bumper. The rear bumper also receives an edgier look without its chrome strip while the sides have rocker panels and five-spoke rims, available in either 20-inch or 21-inch units. 

When it comes to the interior, the Audi A8 has the standard Luxury and Executive packages that cost $8,500 each. The first one includes Balao Brown Valcona leather seating and a Snow White Alcantara headliner while the Executive set has 22-way adjustable front seats, head-up display, Audi Side Assist, Audi Pre Sense Rear, top view camera system, rear-seat pass-through, heated rear seats and heated steering wheels. 

Meanwhile, other features included are four-zone automatic climate control, power tilt, telescopic steering column, dual-pane acoustic glass, two 12-volt power outlets and ambient LED lighting. 

For safety measures, it has dual-stage airbags, front thorax side bags, knee airbags, head curtain airbags, anti-lock brake system, electronic brake-force distribution, tire-pressure monitoring system and anti-theft alarm.