The optional four-zone deluxe automatic air conditioning maintains the preferred climate individually for all occupants of the Audi A8 L. The air distribution, temperature setting and blower speed can also be set individually for the left and right side, at both the front and rear. For adjusting the rear air conditioning settings, rear passengers can use the separate set of controls on the centre armrest – alternatively, the rear functions can be regulated from the controls up front. A second, uprated air conditioning unit is fitted for heating up or cooling down the interior, producing a genuine gain in comfort for the rear passengers.
As soon as you open the vehicle door, the interior shines out at you. The optional ambient lighting can be adjusted individually, ensuring your Audi A8 L gives you your own personal welcome. The ambient lighting, with its choice of three colour moods – Polar, Ivory or Ruby/Polar – can also create specific lighting effects in the interior and make the already generously spacious interior appear even more capacious. Central controls are accentuated, making it even easier to operate them; illuminated surfaces create a visual impression of more space, whilst the centre console even appears to float.
The standard-fit Audi drive select control system allows you to influence a wide array of operating dynamics control systems over and above the engine, transmission and steering. The system alters such aspects as the accelerator characteristic, adaptive air suspension, transmission characteristic, damper control, reversible belt tensioner and, if fitted, the sport differential, dynamic steering and cornering light. The engine speeds at which the gear changes take place are altered – in the dynamic mode, they are delayed until higher revs are reached, whereas in the comfort mode the transmission changes gear at a lower engine speed. For damper control, the level of damping force changes. On the optional quattro with sport differential (standard for 4.2 TDI), the drive torque distribution is varied.
With dynamic steering, depending on the driving situation the steering effort and angle are dynamically adjusted when changing lane, parking and cornering. This enhances comfort and driveability. This automatic adjusting to the road speed brings a host of tangible benefits: dynamic steering provides an even more precise steering feel and better feedback from the road surface. When manoeuvring into parking spaces and at low speeds, the steering ratio becomes more direct so that less steering effort is required. At higher speeds the steering ratio becomes more indirect – for maximum smoothness and outstanding directional stability. In conjunction with Audi drive select, you can decide for yourself whether you want the steering’s characteristic to be sportier or more comfortable.
With the option of quattro with sport differential driving the rear wheels, the Audi A8 L handles every bend as if on skis. The quattro rear-axle differential ensures that the individual rear wheels are able to receive differing amounts of drive torque. The clutches are activated by an electro-hydraulic actuator. Depending on factors such as steering angle, lateral acceleration, yaw angle and road speed, the control unit calculates the most suitable distribution of torque to the wheels for every driving situation. When the steering wheel is turned, for example, or the car accelerated on a bend, power is redirected in a controlled manner to the outer rear wheel. This has the effect of pushing the car into the bend so that it follows the angle of the front wheels.
The optional Rear Seat Entertainment has two 10.2 inch LCD displays on the backs of the front seats, upon which various kinds of media can be played. Additional LED reading lights are available on request. Entertainment in the Audi A8 L is provided by a separate single DVD player in the rear compartment, two SDHC card readers and a dedicated jukebox with 20 GB of storage. The Rear Seat Entertainment includes a separate MMI control panel for the rear passengers with two separate volume controls incorporated into the rear centre armrest. 5.1 Surround Sound is supported in combination with the BOSE Surround Sound or the Bang&Olufsen Advanced Sound System. Access to an optional DVD/CD changer and TV tuner (analogue/digital) is possible.
Your very own sphere of relaxation and luxury – that is what the rear comfort seat offers you (available on request). The long, leather trimmed centre console creates a spatial division, giving you all the more feeling that you have found a place just for you. The optionally available two single seats in the rear with the luxurious relaxation seat behind the front passenger seat include an electrical adjustment of fore/aft position and pneumatic lumbar support. The relaxation seat including a footrest is situated in the back of the front passenger seat which is controllable from the rear. The pneumatic massage function provides increased comfort while driving. (Can be ordered only in conjunction with comfort seats and leather Valcona or natural leather)
The panorama sunroof (available on request) floods the interior with sunlight and improves interior clima by means of efficient ventilation whilst at the same time reducing draughts. The two-piece panoramic sunroof features an electrical activation to raise and open the front glass section as well as to raise the rear glass section. The tinted glass insert is equiped with two electrically operated sun blinds. Comfort closing from the outside is possible via the central locking system or the radio-operated remote control. Even when extended or fully opened the two-piece panoramic sunroof ensures a comfortable interior that is flooded with light, good acoustics and low wind noise.
LEDs arranged in a matrix use data recorded by the camera, sensors and navigation system to illuminate the surroundings precisely and selectively. LEDs are switched on and off in fractions of a second, can be dimmed and require no swivelling mechanism. The conventional division between dipped and high beam is virtually dispensed with; convenience functions such as the static turning light, all-weather light, dynamic cornering light, permanent high beam with partial dimming for one or more other road users as necessary, junction light and travel mode are integrated into the LED technology. Near-daylight illumination of the road, low energy requirements, long service life and excellent recognition by other road users, thanks to the crisp Audi lighting pattern, with day and night design configurations, and dynamic indicators in the headlights and rear lights. The convenient functions of the lighting assistant are supplemented by the travel mode, which uses GPS data to switch between right- and left-hand drive modes.
Combines precision and comfort with exceptional energy-saving technology. The electromechanical steering system with speed-dependent steering assistance ensures stability at high speeds whilst also being light and extremely precise when parking and manoeuvring.
Can help to improve wellbeing and attentiveness. Ionisation reduces harmful particles and germs in the air, thus improving the air quality in the vehicle interior. Activation by means of a button on the right-hand B-pillar.
Same functions as the LED tail lights, but additionally feature a dynamic and quickly recognisable lighting pattern for the indicators. The segments of the LED light band are illuminated in turn within milliseconds, creating a pulse of light that runs outwards in the direction in which the car is turning. When operated, the indicators send a distinctive, innovative signal to other road users.
Safe pulling out of narrow parking spaces. Various display options for the area around the vehicle, including a virtual top view, can be selected on the MMI display. The driver can select between different image views in the MMI display: reversing image, front camera image and bird’s eye view. Reversing camera integrated discreetly in the handle strip of the luggage compartment lid. Includes the features of the reversing camera.
Information relevant to the driver from assistance systems, navigation instructions and warnings is projected as required onto the windscreen in the driver’s direct field of vision. The height-adjustable head-up display provides a multicoloured display with good contrast and minimal distraction from the road.
Virtually automatic steering action when parking. Ultrasonic sensors integrated discreetly into the bumper at the sides search for suitable bay parking spaces and for kerb-side parking spaces. Calculates the ideal parking path for bay parking spaces and for kerb-side parking spaces the ideal parking and exiting paths. The driver has to accelerate, apply the brakes and monitor the parking process. The display of the surroundings warns the driver of any obstacles at the side of the vehicle, depending on the steering angle. Also additionally available with reversing camera or 360 degree camera.
Hard disc navigation with topographical map display and display of sightseeing information and city models in 3D. Dynamic route guidance with TMCpro, vehicle support based on navigation data and speed limit display. Navigation data for many countries stored on the hard disc3. Intuitive operation via MMI touch with handwriting recognition for entry of letters and numbers; can be controlled without the need for drivers to divert their eyes from the road. Voice control system enables operation by means of whole-word entry of address in one sentence. Includes Bluetooth interface, 20GB music storage and Audi music interface.
Impressive surround sound reproduction thanks to 12-channel amplifier with total output of over 600 watts and 14 loudspeakers, including centre speaker and subwoofer. AudioPilot for noise- dependent volume adjustment. 5.1 surround sound reproduction. Powerful and accurate bass reproduction thanks to Acoustic Wave loudspeaker technology.
Captivating surround sound reproduction with 19 loudspeakers, including sub woofer, each with its own amplifier channel. The highly efficient all-digital 5-channel ICE Power amplifier for woofer and subwoofer and the 14-channel DSP all-digital amplifier have a total output of over 1,400 watts and are capable of reproducing 5.1 Surround Sound. Polished loudspeaker covers in aluminium and automatically extending acoustic lenses for excellent sound performance and perspective in any seat. Noise-dependent volument adjustment. Privacy function provided by encapsulated loudspeaker casings, which minimise the escape of sound to the outside of the vehicle and provide privacy, for example when making telephone calls.