Flagship: A8 L W12Del Stewart

Audi Calls the A8 its flagship without selecting any particular variant, but if you're going to sit the Admiral in the back seat (because that's what flagships are for, to carry the Admiral around) it's going to be the 12 cylinder A8 L W12, which is really about as much car as you can stuff between four wheels.  Some photos of past special editions are included.  

OVERVIEW Highlights:

  • A8 model line includes the A8 3.0T, 3.0 TDI, 4.0T, the S8 4.0T and the W12
  • A8 TDI® clean diesel achieves class-leading fuel efficiency with EPA estimated 24 city/ 36 highway/ 28 combined MPG* with an estimated highway range of up to 800 miles
  • A8 flagship sedan available in normal and long wheelbase models, S8 available in standard wheelbase only
  • ASF aluminum construction offers exceptional rigidity, lightweight design that helps provide excellent performance and efficiency
  • Audi connect® offers Google Earth™ Mapping and real-time access to weather, travel, gas/fuel prices and other online search information as well as a Wi-Fi hot spot for up to eight passenger devices
  • A8 L W12 engine includes efficiency enhancing cylinder on demand system
  • New electromechanical power steering in the A8 model line provides greater comfort and agility, while improving fuel efficiency and enhancing Driver Assistance Systems

Lineup Changes for 2015 Include:

  • New A8 and S8 front and rear facia design
    • Completely redesigned LED headlights are now standard for the complete A8 model line
    • Significant updates to the front fascia of the A8 – the hood has a more sculpted design to add strength, including a Singleframe® grille: which is more 3- dimensional, new upper corner shape
    • New front facia design for the S8 includes Singleframe® grille, bumper, air intakes, new side sills, rear diffusor and wider quad oval tailpipes
    • S8 received new interior option – Audi design selection Vermont Brown with Carbon Twill Copper inlays
  • A8 4.0T engine received an increase in power from 420hp to 435hp
  • New optional selection of 20” wheels for all A8 models
  • Four new optional inlays for the complete A8 lineup
  • Optional Night vision assistant, now with animal detection in addition to pedestrian detection, is available on all A8 models
  • The new Audi A8 features an optional Head-up display – for ease of viewing vehicle speed, navigation information, and Night vision warning information projected onto windscreen
  • Audi active lane assist alerts the driver when the car moves across lane markings without the activation of the turn signal and gently moves the car back into its lane
  • Audi side assist alerts the driver of the presence of a vehicle when changing lanes as well as to vehicles approaching the neighboring lane

*Where stated, fuel economy values (mpg) are EPA estimates. See www.fueleconomy .gov for details. Actual mileage will vary and depends on several factors including driving habits and vehicle condition.