Britain's first ever V8 diesel luxury saloon - the new Audi A8 4.0 TDI quattro - is now available to order in the UK for an OTR price of £57,560.
Featuring common rail fuel injection technology and two intercooled turbo chargers, the new compact engine combines 275PS with an exceptional 650Nm of torque – the highest output produced by any Audi model available today.
Helped by a class-leading power-to-weight ratio of 144PS per tonne, achieved despite the added weight of the unique-in-class quattro four-wheel-drive system, the new Audi A8 4.0 TDI quattro is capable of dispatching the 0-62mph sprint in just 6.7 seconds, and where permitted reaching a maximum speed electronically limited to 155mph.
Its fuel consumption figures are the only real clues to its preference for diesel, a 20 per cent improvement over the 4.2 quattro petrol model meaning that up to 29.4mpg is achievable on the combined cycle. As a result, over 580 miles can be covered on a single tank of fuel.
Standard equipment for all petrol and TDI models includes 18-inch alloy wheels, full leather upholstery, six-speed tiptronic transmission, adaptive air suspension, acoustic parking, cruise control and the Multi Media Interface (MMI) control system.
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