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What Is The Audi A8 L Long Wheelbase?

Brent Dunn
by Brent Dunn
February 24, 2014

The Audi A8 L is a long wheelbase version of the A8 lightweight aluminum full-size four-door luxury sedan. The A8 L's wheelbase at 122.9 inches is 5.1 inches longer than the standard car's 117.8 inches. Overall length is 207.4 inches, 5.2 inches up on the 202.2 inch A8. Most of the extra space is for rear-seat passengers, and the extra length adds about 100 pounds to the car's curb weight. Thanks to the Audi ultra lightweight technology Audi Space Frame the large extended wheelbase car weighs a reasonable 4450 to 4800 pounds, depending on options.

The A8 L is available with three different engines, one diesel and two gasoline. The diesel engine is a 3.0l TDI 24v DOHC V6 that puts out 240 HP and 406 lb-ft of torque. The smaller of the two gasoline engines is the 3.0l TFSI supercharged 24v DOHC V6 that makes 333 HP and 325 lb-ft of torque. The 4.0l TFSI turbocharged 32v DOHC V8 puts out 420 HP and 444 lb-ft of torque.

Also available is the Audi A8 L W12, powered by the unique 6.3l FSI 48V DOHC W12 engine that makes an even 500 HP and 463 lb-ft of torque. No matter which engine is in your A8 it will be backed by an 8-speed Tiptronic transmission and Audi's quattro all-wheel drive system.

The A8 L comes with a high level of standard equipment, including Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, taillights, and rear fog lights, four-zone climate control, power rear and rear side sunshades, 18-way power heated leather seats, and Audi MMI Navigation plus with Audi MMI touch. If you want more, the car can be loaded up with Audi's most advanced options, including the Driver Assistance package (with Audi pre sense plus, Audi side assist and lane assist, Audi adaptive cruise control), the Sport plus package (with dynamic steering, Sports differential, and Audi adaptive air suspension), Night vision assistant with pedestrian detection, solar sunroof, panaramic sunroof, Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System, and Rear Seat Entertainment with dual 10 inch screens.


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