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2019 (19) Audi A8 50 TDI Quattro S Line 4dr Tiptronic

Aberdeen Volvo
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzerAdaptive cruise assist with Stop and Go
Audi connect safety and service (e-call)Audi drive select
Audi phone box with wireless chargingAudi virtual cockpit
Audi wireless smartphone interfaceCamera based traffic sign recognition
Colour driver's information system displayElectro - mechanical power assisted steering
Head up DisplayLane departure warning including emergency assist
MMI navigation plus with MMI touchOperating buttons in black, glass with extended aluminium
Parking system plus - front + rear sensorsPower door closure
Power operated tailgateRear view camera
Remote fuel filler releaseService interval indicator

Entertainment

Audi music interfaceAudi sound system
DAB digital radio moduleDVD System
MMI radio plusUSB connection

Exterior Features

Acoustic double glazingAudi space frame
Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic headlight control system
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour exterior mirror housingsBody colour side protection with aluminium trim strips
Electric front windowsElectric rear windows with isolation switch
Electrically adjustable heated folding + automatically dimming exterior mirrors with memory function and integrated LED indicatorsHD matrix healights with LED rear lights + dynamic rear indicators
Heat insulating glass in side and rear windowsHeated rear window
Heated windscreen washer jetsHigh beam assist
LED brake lightsLED daytime running lights
Privacy glassReverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirror
Side skirtsSport exterior styling
Sports bumpersWindscreen with acoustic glazing

Interior Features

2 zone automatic air conditioning230V socket
3 seater rear seat system4 way electric lumbar support
Centre console with cupholdersClimate controlled seats
Comfort centre armrestDoor armrest with storage
Door pockets with bottle holderDriver and front passenger side sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Dust/pollen filtersElectric adj front seatbelt height + memory
Electric auxiliary air heaterElectric front seats with memory function
Front centre armrestFront/rear floor mats
Glove compartment coolingHeated front seats
Height/reach electric steering column with easy exit functionIsofix child seat mounting points on outer rear seats
Jack and tool kitLeather gearknob
Passenger footwell storage netReading lights
Rear centre armrestRear headrests
Roof mounted sunglasses holderTwin spoke leather multifunction steering wheel with gearshift paddles
Valcona leather upholstery with front sports seats in diamond quilted with S logo 

Packs

LED ambient interior lighting pack - A8 

Safety

3 point rear seatbelts x3ABS/EBD
Active front headrest systemASR traction control
Audi pre sense basicAudi pre sense front
EDL traction controlElectromechanical parking brake
ESPExtended pedestrian protection measures
Front and rear side airbags with head airbag systemFront passenger airbag deactivation
Rear child proof door locksSeatbelt reminder + electric contact in buckle + advanced safety equipment
Tyre pressure warning lightWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Advanced keyAnti theft alarm tow away protection
Anti-theft wheel bolts and wheel loosening detectionLocking wheel bolts
Remote central locking 

Technical

24 litre AdBlue tank8 speed transmission with hill hold assist
Adaptive air suspensionDiesel particulate filter
Quattro all wheel drive with self locking centre differential 

Trim

Dark matt brushed aluminium lower inlays 

Wheels

19" 15 spoke design cast aluminium alloy wheels
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)158Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb188WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max188
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min197 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2967Cylinder LayoutV6
Cylinders6Engine Code4N203A
Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTHFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears8 SPEEDNumber of Valves24
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)47.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)52.3EC Urban (mpg)42.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb7.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max7.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min7.2WLTP - MPG - Comb39.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max37.7WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min39.2

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC3.0
Badge Power286Coin DescriptionTDI Quattro
Coin SeriesS LineInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0745E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)5.9Engine Power - BHP286
Engine Power - KW210Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3500Engine Torque - LBS.FT443
Engine Torque - MKG61.2Engine Torque - NM600
Engine Torque - RPM2250Top Speed155

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleSecond Act 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front255/45 R19Tyre Size Rear255/45 R19
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Style15 SPOKE
Wheel Type19" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1473Length5172
Wheelbase2998Width (including mirrors)2130

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)72Gross Vehicle Weight2690
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)505Max. Loading Weight715
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2300Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1975No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12.5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Audi A8

Audi's A8 has long been the big saloon to choose if discretion and understatement work for you. Is that still the case? Jonathan Crouch looks at what's on offer from the fourth generation version.

Ten Second Review

This MK4 model Audi A8 faces some tough rivals, but there's an argument that it's as good as any of its competitors, even Mercedes' mighty S-Class. It's smarter, larger and more sophisticated and claims to be the first production car in the world to have been developed for highly automated driving.

Background

Audi is used to winning. It's got extremely good at it, continuing to push technological boundaries wherever it can to stay a step ahead of its rivals. And the best place to see Vorsprung Durch Teknic at work? Well it has to be here doesn't it, with the brand's top A8 large luxury saloon, further improved in this fourth generation form. It's hard to remember now, but prior to this A8's original launch back in 1994, Audi wasn't really considered a fully-fledged prestigious brand. Its cars generally languished in the corner of your local Volkswagen dealer's showroom and appealed to those who couldn't quite stretch to the products of the smarter German makers. The first generation A8 changed all of that, a car the like of which the luxury segment had never seen before. Aluminium spaceframe technology from NASA. 4WD quattro technology from the World Rally Championship. And exquisite standards of build quality that redefined what boardroom buyers could expect from a European luxury car. At a stroke, it put posh rivals on the back foot - and Audi has never looked back since. The second and third generation A8 saloon merely perfected the recipe, but this MK4 model claims to have taken a real step forward once again. Has it? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

The array of engines you get in the latest A8 is pretty mouth-watering. While it's true that the oily bits have been tweaked rather than offering anything overwhelmingly novel, they were good to begin with and have just got better. There are two extensively re-engineered V6 turbo engines: a 3.0 TDI and a 3.0 TFSI. The diesel develops 286PS, and the petrol version 340PS. There's also an eight-cylinder TDI - a 4.0-litre with 435PS - and as before, the exclusive top engine version is the W12 with a displacement of 6.0 litres. An e-tron quattro variant has also been developed, this derivative mating a 3.0 TFSI petrol engine with an electric motor to achieve a 449PS output and 700Nm of torque. This time round, dynamic all-wheel steering complements the standard quattro permanent all-wheel drive system and buyers also get Audi AI active suspension, a fully active suspension set-up. Depending on the driver's wishes and the driving situation, it is capable of raising or lowering each wheel separately with electric actuators. This newfound latitude enables it to deliver the polished ride comfort of a classic luxury saloon and the taut, composed agility of a more driver-oriented performance car in equal measure. It's clever. It's an Audi. What else did you expect?

Design and Build

Audi says that this fourth generation A8 signals the beginning of a new design era for the entire brand. The front end with its wide, upright Singleframe grille and the fluid, muscular body both aim to convey power, elegance, sophistication and modernity. As before, two bodystyles are available, the 5.17-metre 'standard' version and the A8 L, which has a 13cm-longer wheelbase. Space is often considered to be the ultimate luxury, and compared to its predecessor this MK4 A8 has grown substantially in length in both body styles. Occupants can also now relax in even more sublime surroundings, with every detail radiating superlative bespoke quality - from the perforation in the seat upholstery to the electrically opening and closing shutters on the air vents. The most sought-after seat in the new Audi flagship model could quite possibly be the rear left - the optional relaxation seat in the A8 L that comes with four different adjustment options and a footrest. In this seat, the passenger can warm and massage the soles of their feet on a unit with multiple settings incorporated into the back of the front-passenger seat. Up-front, the instrument panel is largely free of buttons and switches. At its centre is a 10.1-inch touchscreen display which, when off, blends almost invisibly into the high-gloss black surround thanks to its black-panel look.

Market and Model

Prices start at just under £70,000 and range up to just over £100,000. A major draw this time round is the automated driving technology that Audi has built in. The Audi AI traffic jam pilot takes charge of driving in slow-moving traffic at up to 37mph on major roads where a physical barrier separates the two carriageways. The system is activated using the AI button on the centre console. The traffic jam pilot manages starting, accelerating, steering and braking. The driver no longer needs to monitor the car permanently and can even switch to watching the on-board TV. As soon as the system reaches its limits, it calls on the driver to take back control of the task of driving. Whether this wil be permitted by UK legislation is yet to be determined but from a technical perspective, the traffic jam pilot is revolutionary. And there's more. The Audi AI remote parking pilot and the Audi AI remote garage pilot autonomously steer the A8 into and out of a parking space or a garage, while the manoeuvre is monitored by the driver. The driver does not need to be sitting in the car - he or she can start the appropriate system from their smartphone using the new myAudi app. It broadcasts a live feed of the parking manoeuvre taken from the car's 360-degree cameras onto the owner's handheld device for easy monitoring.

Cost of Ownership

All the conventional A8 engines operate in conjunction with a belt alternator starter, which is the nerve centre of the 48-volt electrical system. This mild hybrid technology enables the car to coast with the engine switched off, and to restart smoothly. It also has an extended start/stop function and an energy recovery output of up to 12kW. The combined effect of these measures is to improve efficiency substantially. For ultimate performance in that regard though, you'll want to talk to your Audi Centre about the A8 L e-tron quattro version, which uses a powerful plug-in petrol/electric hybrid drivetrain. Its 3.0 TFSI engine and powerful electric motor achieve 449PS of system power and 700 Nm and there's a lithium-ion battery that stores enough power for about 31 miles of electric driving. Audi Wireless Charging will be offered at a later date as an option. Here, a pad in the garage floor transfers the power inductively to a receiver coil in the car. Depreciation in this sector is traditionally severe, especially where the more expensive models are concerned, but Audi residuals are usually strong.

Summary

This fourth generation A8 is an impressive achievement. Every car in this segment is. As it should be, this is a showcase for Audi's best and most advanced engineering, aluminium construction and quattro all-wheel-drive now joined by astonishingly clever industry-leading automated driving technologies. Add in classier design and a range of engines that are pokier yet cleaner and more frugal and you've a formidable luxury saloon. But is it one that you can bond with, a luxury conveyance you'll love as well as admire? The answer depends upon the owner of course. Some may still see this A8 as being a little remote compared to a wood-panelled Jaguar, a status-conscious Mercedes or a proudly opulent BMW. I'm guessing though, that a significant number of boardroom buyers might now find this Audi a surprisingly complete all-round choice. Hugely capable, innovative and beautifully built, this is the car that rivals always feared Audi would build. And if you're in this market, it's one you need to try.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
80%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
90%
Value
70%
Equipment
90%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
80%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Monthly payment£654.30
Deposit£4550
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£45,498
Credit amount£40,948
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£20,959
Total amount payable£56,262.10
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge13.95p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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