The Audi A8 L W12 quattro is equipped with a powerful gasoline engine that is particularly short and lightweight thanks to its W layout. The normally aspirated, 6.3-liter engine produces 368 kW (500 hp), yet is very smooth-running. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) takes just 4.7 seconds. Average fuel consumption is a moderate 11.7 liters per 100 kilometers (20.10 US mpg), which corresponds to 270 grams CO2 per kilometer (434.52 g/mile) and is thus the benchmark for twelve-cylinder sedans. A newly developed COD system is active at low load. It temporarily deactivates the fuel injection and ignition for six of the twelve cylinders.
As the top model in the series, the Audi A8 L W12 quattro is available exclusively with the long wheelbase. Its luxurious features include MMI navigation plus with MMI touch, Audi connect including car phone, LED headlights, power door closing assist, convenience key, four-zone automatic air conditioning, individual rear seats and noise-insulating glazing. An innovative absorber foam in the tires reduces rolling noise.
For the first time Audi is also offering Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) in the W12 so that the top model retains its quiet composure even when the Audi cylinder on demand system is operating in efficient six-cylinder mode.
The A8 Audi exclusive concept is intended for customers looking for something very special. The limited-edition package (50 cars) is available for the A8 L W12 quattro. Leather from Italian furniture manufacturer Poltrona Frau in the color Agatha cognac dominates the interior. The inlays are made of fine grain olive ash natural silver brown. Its gray-brown shade harmonizes with the granite gray piping on the seats. Audi recommends the color Tierra Del Fuego for the exterior finish.
Series Production Car
2013 Frankfurt Motor Show
DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
86.1 mm / 3.39 in
90.4 mm / 3.56 in
372.9 kw / 500 bhp @ 6200 rpm
230.95 bhp per tonne
627.7 nm / 463 ft lbs @ 4750 rpm
body / frame
Aluminum Space Frame w/Steel Pilars
F 50.8 x 22.9 cm / 20 x 9 in
R 50.8 x 22.9 cm / 20 x 9 in
Rack & Pinion w/Servotronic Speed Sensitive Power Assist