It’s packed with innovative new technology and sharper design, and there’s a lot to love about the upgraded Audi A8 car rental range.
Audi says its A8 pioneers the premium segment with deliveries starting in March.
It is the successor to the V8, and as such, the luxury sedan that offers it features groundbreaking technology.
And drivers have the choice between three models offering a unique position in the segment, they are the A8, the A8L and the S8.
Audi A8 rental contract
The contract lease Audi A8 has a choice of four engines including 3.0 liter TFSI engines and 3.0 liter TDI V6 engines.
The Audi station wagon is equipped with a 4.0-liter V8 with cylinder-on-demand technology to increase fuel consumption.
There’s also the option of hybrid technology with a plug-in hybrid model.
The 3.0-liter diesel unit produces 286 hp with a torque of 600 Nm.
This will help propel the A8 from 0-62mph in under six seconds and to a top speed of 155mph which has been electronically limited.
The 3.0 liter petrol engine offers 340 hp with a torque of 500 Nm and a sprint time of 5.6 seconds.
Plug-in hybrid models of the Audi A8
Plug-in hybrid models of the Audi A8 feature a compact electric motor to help propel the vehicle to 100 km/h in less than five seconds.
There are four drive modes for the hybrid, including full electric, a combination of ‘hybrid’ and ‘engine’ or ‘charge’ and ‘hold’ to help save battery power.
Drivers will also notice that the suspension system provides a balanced driving experience as well as sporty fun when needed.
This is due to the adaptive air suspension system that helps control damping and is fitted as standard.
The S8’s predictive active suspension sees the chassis being regulated with an electric motor on each wheel and will use a front-facing camera to determine how to tune the chassis for the smoothest of rides.
Specification of the new Audi A8 range
The specification for the new Audi A8 range includes a standard eight-speed automatic transmission, comfort contour seats and a 12.3-inch HD virtual cockpit.
There’s also a head-up display, wireless charging and a 10-speaker audio system.
Drivers also benefit from a rear view camera, cruise control, parking system, traffic sign recognition and a pre-collision detection system.
While the Audi AT 8 The car rental range competes in a luxury segment, the fresh design and innovative technology help it stand out from its rivals.