Audi realized that in order to improve the sales of the A8 luxury saloon, which has always been in the shadow of Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7 Series, they need to add equipment and lower the price. So they launched the new 2016 Audi A8 range in the UK, priced from £59,585.
The new range includes a brand-new trim level called Sport which is the one we’re interested in here. It offers the looks of the high-performance and pricey S8 model but underneath it features a 3.0-litre V6 TDI diesel engine with 262 hp.
2016 Audi A8 Sport features the S model’s 19-inch alloy wheels as well as front and rear fascia and side skirts. Inside, it comes with Valcona leather upholstery, double glazing and a 180-watt audio system, combined with advanced technology including all-LED headlights, HDD satellite navigation and the fingertip-sensitive MMI Touch infotainment control system. So you get all the goodies of the S8, minus the performance, at a more reasonable price.
The 2016 Audi A8 range continues to offer the 4.2-litre V8 TDI engine with 385PS and 850Nm of torque, the 520PS 4.0-litre TFSI with Cylinder-on-Demand S8 unit, and the 6.3 liter W12 engine with 500PS, plus normal and Long Wheelbase body styles.