Audi recently introduced the most powerful version of its flagship model, the A8 L W12 Quattro. Equipped with a powerful 6.3 litre FSI petrol engine, this top of the line variant develops 500bhp and 63.73kgm of torque. The W12 sprints from 0 to 100kph in only 4.7 seconds and effortlessly reaches to its limited top speed of 250kph. The new Audi A8 L W12 will be priced at INR 1.26 crore.
This newest variant of Audi sets new standards of luxury, dynamism and efficiency as well. To distinguish the new W12 from rest of the A8s, this variant gets single-frame radiator grille with a touch of high gloss black paint finish, along with special chromed horizontal bars. It also features chrome inserts on the air inlets and exterior mirrors. The 2 tail pipe trims have a trapezoidal pattern, and are perfectly integrated in the rear bumper. The A8 L W12 quattro comes with LED headlamps as a standard fitment. The power is transmitted through 8-speed tiptronic gearbox that shifts quickly and smoothly. The 6.3litre 12 cylinder engine is capable of delivering 368kW or 500bhp of max power and a peak torque of 625Nm at around 3,250rpm. Another great feature of this car is that is boasts of a longer wheelbase. The A8 L W12 quattro runs on 255/45 section tyres and gets 19-inch alloy wheels with a 15-spoke design reserved for this model. It also features a refrigerator, additional leather and wood trim, a folding table and an entertainment system for the rear seat that consists of 10.2” two screens that make this car comfortable and entertaining to lounge in.
Speaking on the occasion, Michael Perschke, head, Audi India said, “The new car has a great design and presence, which confirms the company’s claim towards technical leadership in their motto. The addition of this powerful engine to the Audi A8 L range will further consolidate our position in the limousine segment. I am confident that all new Audi A8L W12 will be able to set new standards for luxury and engineering performance. Globally the A8 L W12 has witnessed an overwhelming response, with the first batch consisting of 20 new W12s almost sold out in India.”
Continue to lead the premium SUV category in India with their Q7 and Q5 models, Audi A8 is now available in three variants; a 4.2-litre FSi motor, a 3.0-litre TDi and now the 500bhp 6.3-litre W12 petrol variant. The 4.2-litre V8 TDI variant – the same engine that made the A8 a popular choice in the foreign markets – will also make its way to India by early 2012.
As the company has managed to maintain its lead position in global markets of China and Europe, it is emerging as the fastest growing car brand in India.