The engine quickly became available in the A8, though only to European and Asian customers. Grouping major controls nearer the driver for a more driver focused identity whilst creating a more airy and spacious feel were early priorities for the interior design team was headed by Jurgen Albamonte. Transmission All models include an eight-speed tiptronic transmission. The saloon/sedan was offered in both the A8 (standard wheelbase), and the A8 L extended or long-wheelbase (LWB) version.
The Audi A8 hybrid includes a custom Audi luggage set for the trunk. Contents First generation (D2, Typ 4D; 1994–2002) Development In 1982, Ferdinand Piëch signed an agreement with Aluminum Company of America. Daytime running lamps are five light-emitting diodes (LEDs) incorporated into a cloverleaf designed reflector, incorporated into the main headlamp housing. Additional features of the new headlights are the intelligent cornering light, new-look daytime running lights and dynamic turn signals. The shorter wheelbase and 10-cylinder engine save weight for better handling, but at 5.4 seconds from 0–60 mph the S8 trails the W12. The S8, like its related A8, utilises a multi-link suspension layout front and rear, with pressurised air springs.
Standard alloy wheels were 18-inch cast aluminium alloy «Avus» six-spoke style. Additionally, the Carbon Ceramic braking system is standard on the S8 Plus. Door windows, windshield and rear window incorporate special glass with a splinter-inhibiting polycarbonate layer on the inside, with doorstop function and optional electromechanical side windows. Retrieved 14 July 2015. ^ «The new Audi A8 – The sportiest sedan in the luxury class». Audi MediaCenter.