Audi just announced pricing and fuel mileage estimates for the long wheelbase diesel version of its A8 flagship sedan.
The 2014 Audi A8 L TDI will start from $83,395 and is expected to average 28 mpg, or 24 and 36 in the city and on the highway. That’s a hefty price increase over the 2013 3.0-liter TFSI, which starts at $73,095.
Despite the price bump, Audi’s oil-burning flagship is expected to get best-in-class mileage while offering almost exactly as much torque as the 4.0-liter TFSI V8 model while costing $4,780 less. The car takes 6.4 seconds to reach 60 mph, which is much slower than the V8 model, but the executive sedan will feel powerful from a dead stop with that much torque directed through the brand’s Quattro all-wheel drive system.
Audi says additional pricing information will be available closer to the car’s on-sale date in early Spring this year. The brand did say that it customized its option packages for the A8 L TDI to better please its target market.
Now the higher-end “Premium” package comes with 22-way adjustable comfort seats, front seat ventilation with a massage feature and more.
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