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Old 16th December 2010, 01:49   #16
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Wouldn't the person sitting on the rear right have to get in and out of the side with street traffic since sliding over isn't possible.
Rear occupants of this car would rarely get down on streets

I saw these on the roads in China. Looks wonderful.
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Wow ! move over Beemer/Merc/Jag, here comes the B.E.A.S.T ! Really huge and yes killer interiors. To answer your question Lamborghini, almost EVERYTHING can be customized to your liking in this car and yes the trims etc. are obviously a part of it
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The interiors are absolutely fantastic! The panoramic roof is offered in the S500 and Jaguar XJL, so i wonder if Audi is offering that in the A8L ?
Yes, but standard or optional, not confirmed.

Some more pics, enjoy. Model shown is W12, not in plans.
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Model shown is W12, not in plans.
eh ? That's new. Read at multiple places and also heard from Audi Mumbai West that the w12 WOULD be making its way here
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It will, but not in immediate plans, maybe later.
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All-new Audi A8 launch on Jan 10th. 4.2 V8 petrol for Rs 91lakh (ex-Mumbai) followed by 3.0TDi for 76.5lakh. W12 also coming later in 2011
from Hormazd Sorabjee's official twitter account
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In 6th pic from the top it looks as if there are rear facing seats?The passenger seat can be turned around like that?
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Avishkar,

Thats the footrest when you want to recline and stretch your legs,

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Any update on the launch?

Here is the first review of the all new Audi A8L from Autocar India.

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New Audi A8L test drive, review | Autocar India

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New Audi A8L test drive

We’ve just been blown away by Audi’s brilliant new long wheelbase A8 in Jaipur. Their first generation car may not have made much of an impact and the second edition, though successful elsewhere, didn’t quite capture the imagination of the super rich in India. This car however is another kettle of fish.


Its solid and simple lines look stunning in the flesh and the extended wheelbase gives it that extra bit of elegance. A strong typically Audi shoulder line, strong definition between the wheels and those distinctive headlamps and grille mean this car is instantly recognizable as an Audi. Some say it looks a bit too much like an A4, but that’s only initially, and more so in pictures than in the flesh.


As expected, the technology on this car is considerable. Constructed around a lighter aluminum space frame, this car gets four wheel drive(Quattro), a direct injection petrol V8 and air suspension.
The V8 is a very special motor and its eight-speed gearbox helps it deliver a very strong continuous push when you floor the throttle. With 372bhp on tap and tremendous stability and braking power you can hit 200kph where 160kph in other cars would be a struggle, and the motor is silky smooth and refined and at the same time. The car shrinks around you as you drive it around corners and after 10 minutes behind the wheel it feels no larger than an A4, which is nowhere as long as this 5.27 metres long barge.
We’d driven this car earlier in Germany and commented on the hard edged ride, which would have made this car very unsuitable for our roads. However an increased ride height and higher profile tyres have taken the edge off the suspension of this car. There is still some stiffness evident, but ride quality now is far superior even at low speeds. And once you cross 60kph, the air suspension glides over everything silently. For very poor roads and steeply inclined driveways the new A8L, like the earlier car, even has a lift feature that increases the ride height even more.


The best bit arguably however is the cabin. Audi already the leader as far as interiors are concerned, have set a new benchmark for itself with this car. A top class design, an amazing blend of the finest raw materials and textures and a rear seat package that would do a first class seat proud, this car has it all. You can stretch your legs out if you fold the front passenger seat forward and place your feet on a footrest, there is a fridge at your elbow, the seats are cooled or heated, they massage you and you have your own DVD screen and MM-I controls. There’s even a small flip up table in the rear central console. The comfort seat however is optional and will push the on-road price of this car upwards of one crore.


However, with this incredibly charming car, Audi finally has the ammo to take on the BMW 7 Series, and even the Mercedes S Class head on. In addition to the 4.2 FSI, Audi will launch the 3.0-litre TDi as well. Going forward, the German giant will launch the 500bhp 6.0-litre W12 petrol variant during Diwali. This will be followed by the 4.2-litre V8 TDI variant – the same engine that made the A8 a popular choice in the foreign markets – by early 2012.
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*Picks up lower jaw from the floor*. What an absolutely stunning luxo-sedan! The previous-gen A8 was too outdated to compete with the S & the 7, but what an answer from Audi. I can't decide which is better looking....the 7 series or the classic A8 (gotta hand it to Audi in keeping things clean). The S isn't even in contention here, it's way too quirky for my taste.

Crorepati's will be blown away by the interiors, but will they accept the badge? The ol' A8 had few takers & that reflected in its disastrous sales & resale value. The diesel is well priced and, as Akshay1234 posted, I sincerely hope the A8 does well. The S & 7 have had an uninterrupted run for way too long now. We need some fresh blood in the segment.
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Would like to share some pictures of the A8 which arrived in India, it's such a good car that the S & the 7 just felt like plain old boring sedans!
Asia launch happening on the 22nd January 2011, Mumbai launch would happen around 9th Feb.
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Power and elegance have got married together in this luxo-barge. The last pic, with the Teutons is trully is a good one. The new A8 somehow dwarfs the 7 series and S Class in presence.

I really envy the crore patis!
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Would like to share some pictures of the A8 which arrived in India, it's such a good car that the S & the 7 just felt like plain old boring sedans!
Asia launch happening on the 22nd January 2011, Mumbai launch would happen around 9th Feb.
Paaji !!! you finally posted the pics, cant wait to see this in the flesh !!!
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The new A8 looks SUPERB!
A lot fresher and aggressive than the 7, while retaining its understated presence. In fact, it makes the S Class look like it was designed in China!
If I had one wish about this car, it would be that Audi launches an A8 in regular wheel base, with a 3.0TDi under the hood. If they could actually do that at a price of 75L OTR, it would give them the upper hand in the segment.
At present, many owners of E Classes/A6s/5 Series would find these cars expensive to upgrade to, as (at around Rs. 1cr) they cost twice the price of a E Classes/A6s/5 Series! However, by launching a regular wheel base, it would become more affordable, and would make the perfect upgrade.

I mean think about it. A person buys a C Class (or similar) for 30-35L. They would then upgrade to an E Class for around 45L (which is a decent increase in the price for a car in that league and a segment higher). But then what happens when it is time to upgrade the E Class? Would the customer be able to put in an additional 50-60L for the LWB A8/S/7?
An A8, with a regular wheel base, at 75L would still be considered somewhat. But at 90-100L+ OTR, it limits the buyer choices (to E/7/A6 segment again) and his dream of an upgrade would have to wait years.
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I Saw A8 Yesterday Only.in Jaipur.can't Remember The Registration No.but It Was Mh -02.
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