While Mercedes enjoys good sales of its S-Class top of the range limousine, and BMW prepares to unveil the new generation 7 Series this summer, Audi announces that the 2016 A8 is now on sale in the UK, with a new trim level.
In total there are three levels of specification – SE, SE Executive and a new Sport option, which is reserved for standard wheelbase versions and replaces the Sport Executive trim in the outgoing range.
All Sport models are marked out visually by front and rear treatments reminiscent of the flagship S8, combined with pronounced ‘S’ style side skirts and 19-inch alloy wheels.
All three levels include as standard Valcona leather upholstery, double glazing and a 180-watt audio system, combined with advanced technology including all-LED headlights, HDD satellite navigation and the fingertip-sensitive MMI Touch infotainment control system.
Audi A8 SE Executive
The SE Executive versions add features such as the Audi parking system advanced with reversing camera, the advanced key for convenient locking, unlocking and starting without direct key intervention and powered, hands-free bootlid operation. New additions at this level for the 2016 Model Year include powered door closure, comfort front seats with 22-way powered adjustment and memory function and privacy glass for the rear windows.
Audi A8 Sport
For those who want a sporty appearance, the new Sport trim level spices up things with 19-inch seven parallel spoke alloy wheels and MatrixBeam LED headlights. Inside, a 600-watt Bose sound system upgrade and Mobile Phone Preparation – High with Audi connect bringing in-car internet-based services and establishing a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot add to the potential for information and entertainment.