2016 Audi A8 Owners Manual – For 2016, the 2016 Audi A8 Owners Manual will be offered in only the longer-wheelbase L version on all trim levels. In addition, all 2016 A8s come with standard dual-pane acoustic glass, extended leather in the cabin (door armrests, center console and airbag cover) and upgraded 4G LTE WiFi. Audi has also added new wheel designs and revised the option packages, several of which are effectively no-cost add-ons depending on the trim level.
It’s no longer the freshest face among the luxury flagships, but the 2016 Audi A8 Owners Manual remains competitive on the basis of its fantastic interior, strong engines and athletic character. Key rivals offers more advanced technology features, though.
Once you start shopping for an elite luxury sedan, you realize quickly that all of the sedans in this class are outstanding automobiles. They’re all fast, supremely comfortable, elegantly appointed and loaded with more technology than you’ll ever use. So your decision will probably hinge on small details like personality and prestige. Although the 2016 Audi A8 Owners Manual has never been held in quite the same esteem as its more famous German rivals, it has an athletic character that might really speak to buyers who like to drive.
Standard all-wheel drive, along with a carefully tuned suspension, contributes much to this Audi’s road manners. Regardless of the wheels and tires you select, this very large sedan grips the road extremely well, and you might be inspired to take back-road detours for the sheer enjoyment of it. Even if you stick to major highways, you’ll still be impressed by the way the 2016 Audi A8 Owners Manual carries itself, as the ride is neatly composed and never harsh. All four of the available engines have their own advantages, but the 4.0T offers the best overall performance, while the TDI is hard to beat if you’re looking to maximize fuel economy.
Beyond performance, the 2016 Audi A8 Owners Manual is notable for its stunning interior. Of course, its rivals have great cabins, too, but there’s a warmth to the Audi’s decor that we find especially inviting and, for 2016, all A8s have been fitted with extended leather on their doors, dash and center console. Although we’ve commented favorably on the integration of technology in past years, the current A8 is starting to feel a bit dated in this area.
Another interesting option is the Jaguar XJ, which is similarly athletic and overflowing with British character and eccentricities. Nevertheless, we remain fond of the 2016 Audi A8 Owners Manual, and it absolutely merits consideration if you’re shopping for a large luxury sedan.
Performance & mpg
Powering the 2016 Audi A8 Owners Manual 3.0T is a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. As with all A8 models, the 3.0T uses an eight-speed automatic transmission that drives all four wheels through an all-wheel-drive system. In Edmunds testing, this model reached 60 mph in a short 5.3 seconds, which is quicker than other six-cylinder-powered rivals and almost as quick as some V8s. The EPA’s fuel economy estimates for the A8 vary depending on which engine you opt for, but the 3.0-liter V6 gets an estimate of 22 mpg combined (19 city/29 highway).
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Standard safety features for all 2015 Audi A8 models include antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front and rear side airbags, front knee airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, a rearview camera and Audi’s Pre-Sense system that pretensions seatbelts and closes the sunroof and windows if it detects heavy braking.
Models equipped with the adaptive cruise control option also come with Pre-Sense Plus, which alerts the driver to imminent frontal collisions and, in certain situations, intervenes with maximum braking (although unlike rival systems, it doesn’t detect pedestrians). Also included is Pre-Sense Rear, which reacts to imminent rear-end collisions by tensioning seatbelts, closing windows and adjusting the seats for optimal protection. Other features that may be standard or optional depending on trim level include a side- and top-view camera system, a night vision system (with pedestrian and animal detection), a lane-keeping assist system and a blind-spot monitoring system.
With its abundant power and impressive fuel economy estimates, the V8-equipped 4.0T is our favorite among the gasoline-powered 2016 Audi A8 Owners Manual models. Of course, the supercharged V6 in the A8 3.0T provides brisk response in pretty much any driving situation, but the V8 model gets up to speed with a flood of power and such minimal effort that you’ll be smitten with it. The same holds true for the diesel-powered A8 TDI, thanks to its wealth of torque.
What’s more, the A8 still delivers the superb ride comfort expected of an elite luxury sedan. The big Audi’s suspension smooths out the roughest of pavement, and the cabin remains as quiet as a crypt over a variety of surfaces and at highway speeds. This desirable combination of world-class comfort and athletic handling sets the 2016 Audi A8 Owners Manual apart in this class.
Among large luxury flagships, interiors are arguably one of the most important deciding factors. The 2015 Audi A8 rises to the occasion with excellent materials, smart design and an abundance of high-tech features. Most Audis are notable for their businesslike austere design, but the A8 is decidedly luxurious in its execution, and rich wood inlays and supple leather surfaces are in abundance.
Comfort is in no short supply, even with the standard 14-way adjustable front seats. Upgrading to the optional 18-way adjustable ventilated seats enhances passenger satisfaction, and the massage functions should be enough to send most people over the edge (although most competitors also offer them). That same level of decadence can also be enjoyed in the rear seats by upgrading to the Rear Seat Comfort package. Even without that option, rear passengers enjoy a wealth of space and amenities.