Audi tweaked the method last yr by revamping its engine lineup for your full-size 2014 Audi A8 Owners Manual. To the initial time, base models were driven by a V6, which swap has shown to be very satisfying from the performance and performance standpoint. A new turbocharged V8 also debuted like a midlevel option. Now for 2014 the engine lineup sees another change, using the addition of the three.0-liter diesel V6. Performance is quite satisfactory, with a 0-60 mph time of six.three seconds as well as gas economy that’s the most frugal in the high-end luxury sedan phase: 24 mpg city/36 mpg highway and 28 mpg mixed.
Performance & mpg
Powering the base model 2014 Audi A8 Owners Manual is a supercharged three.0-liter V6 that produces 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. This power is channeled through an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Also standard on the V6 is an automatic stop-start feature that shuts the engine off when the auto comes to a stop. It helps increase fuel financial system, which is quite good for this automobile course at an EPA-estimated 21 mpg merged (18 mpg city/28 mpg highway). The exact numbers apply to the long wheelbase.
2014 Audi A8 Owners Manuals with all the six.3-liter W12 engine comes only in long-wheelbase configuration. The 12-cylinder engine makes 500 hp and 463 lb-ft of torque. As with all A8s, an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive are standard. According to Audi, weighing in about 200 pounds more than the L 4.0T, the A8 L W12 will reach 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. The EPA estimates gasoline economy at 16 mpg combined (13 mpg city/21 mpg highway).
Standard safety equipment for every 2014 Audi A8 includes:
- Antilock brakes.
- Stability and traction control.
- Full-length side curtain airbags.
- Front and rear-seat side airbags.
- Active front headrests.
A rearview camera is standard on most 2014 Audi A8 Owners Manuals, while the W12 gets an enhanced camera array with a top-view display (optional on lesser models). A blind-spot monitor and lane-departure warning system are offered in a couple of available option packages. Also optional is Pre-Sense Plus, which uses the adaptive cruise control system’s radar to monitor traffic and alerts the driver if a potential collision is detected, even applying the brakes (to a standstill when the vehicle speed is below 20 mph). A night-vision camera is a stand-alone option.
Power from the 2014 Audi A8 Owners Manual‘s foundation V6 is plentiful, whether under acceleration or cruising down the freeway. Passing slower cars is effortless, and the brakes are equally up to bringing the big sedan to a halt. The 4.0T power plant is even more impressive. While earning nearly the same gasoline financial system because of the supercharged V6, the turbo V8 delivers a tidal wave of effortless torque that a V8-equipped A8 will go toe to toe with almost any muscle auto in a drag race.
The A8 handles like a smaller, lighter sport sedan in either wheelbase configuration with its all-wheel drive, well-tuned suspension, and crisp steering response. Yet over broken pavement, the Audi flagship delivers a compliant, composed ride fully with its luxury sedan status. We also like its electronically adjustable chassis and engine calibration settings, which provide much more significant driver customization than BMW’s similar system. The 2014 Audi A8 Owners Manual is a worthy competitor among world-class luxury sedans. While the gap between these high-end sedans is narrow, the Audi A8 distinguishes itself like a bona fide driver’s auto.
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As Audi’s flagship, the 2014 Audi A8 Owners Manual represents the company’s best to offer. Thanks to exquisite materials combined with impeccable craftsmanship, the cabin is one of the finest in any flagship luxury sedan.
As you’d expect, comfort is a priority, and the 2014 Audi A8 Owners Manual delivers it in heaping portions. The upgraded seats found inside the Premium package adjust in so many ways that Audi needed to invent a more advanced means of controlling them. They ultimately ensure that drivers of any dimension or shape will find an optimal position to motor away countless miles. Rear seat comfort is also noteworthy, especially in the long-wheelbase versions that provide an expansive 43 inches rear legroom.
2014 Audi A8 models
The 2014 Audi A8 Owners Manual Quattro is an all-wheel-drive luxury sedan that is offered in regular- and long-wheelbase versions, the latter identified by an L badge and bestowed with 5 extra inches of rear legroom. Trim levels include 3.0T, L 3.0T, L three.0 TDI, 4.0T, L 4.0T and L W12. Each designation corresponds to the wheelbase and engine type. The high-performance Audi S8 is reviewed separately.
For a sportier 2014 Audi A8 Owners Manual, the Sport Plus package applies a sport-tuned air suspension, adaptive steering and a rear limited-slip differential. Finally, the Driver Assistance package includes a top-view parking camera system; adaptive cruise control; a lane-departure warning system; the more deluxe Pre-Sense Plus version of Audi’s collision warning and braking system; and automatic high-beam control.
The prestige-level L W12 is essentially a fully loaded, four-seat version in the long-wheelbase model that is run by a 12-cylinder engine. It includes all of the above-listed features, except for adaptive cruise control (and the more advanced collision avoidance system that comes with it), the solar sunroof, premium Bang & Olufsen audio and the night vision camera — all of which remain stand-alone options. Also note that the 2014 Audi A8 Owners Manual L W12 rolls on 20-inch wheels and comes with standard adaptive steering. Optional is the Executive Rear Seat Comfort package. It includes one rear relaxation seat having a powered footrest, a 10-way power front passenger seat, a refrigerated cooler box and a 115-volt power outlet.