The 3rd Generation Audi A8 was introduced in 2009. The car featured an updated design language and slightly smaller exterior dimensions compared to the 2nd Generation A8. The 3rd Generation Audi A8 received a new series of cleaner, efficient and more powerful engines in 2013 and a facelift in 2014 which featured a series of cosmetic upgrades such as new LED headlights and taillights. The 3rd Generation Audi A8 is available in 9 models 2.0 TFSI hybrid, 3.0 TFSI, 3.0 TDI, 4.0 TFSI, W12, S8, S8 Plus 3.0 TDI, 4.2 TDI. The 3rd Generation A8 is also available in 2 different body styles A8 (standard) and A8L (Long wheel base model (A8L) not available on the S8 and S8 Plus). The Audi A8 3rd Generation has been in production for over seven years, the Audi A8 was and is available to purchase for the years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and the year 2015. The Audi A8 is only available in 1 variant. The price of the Audi A8 3rd Generation is competitive when compared to other cars in the same class available in the local market.
The exterior of the 3rd Generation Audi A8 features a very familiar but distinctive design language. The front end features narrow, sleek, angular side swept headlights, a very large trapezium shaped chrome front grille and standard circular fog lamps. Options include a choice between 3 different styles of rims and carbon fiber trim pieces. The rear end features narrow, sleek LED taillights, a slim chrome trim piece running the length of the trunk and a large rear bumper. The S8 and the S8 Plus feature a slightly different and more Sport design language. The front end houses a slightly larger front bumper with larger air intakes and a front splitter, the rear end houses a sports exhaust system and rear diffuser while the S8 Plus features a lip spoiler. The facelift variant of the Audi A8 features Matrix glare free LED headlights and taillights. The overall exterior of the 3rd Generation Audi A8 features very stubble aggressive styling cues and a very proportioned and elegant shape.
The interior of the 3rd Generation Audi A8 features the same familiar modern Audi design language. It compromises of a choice between walnut brown, Assam Gray Vavona, Fine Grain Ash Gold Brown and Velvet Brown Fine Grain Ash wood trim panelling (Carbon Fibre trim panelling in S8 and S8 Plus standard). The front and rear seats are covered in a choice of black, beige, brown and ivory silver leather. Standard features include power soft-closing doors, four-zone climate control, sunroof, power rear side and rear sunshades, ambient LED interior lighting, 18-way power front seats, 7-inch multi-information display with satellite navigation, cruise control, rearview camera, automatic windscreen wipers and a 14-speaker BOSE Surround sound system with SD Card, iPod, Bluetooth, CD, AUX and USB input. Options include diamond stitched leather in a choice between black, beige, brown and ivory silver leather premium leather, ventilated front seats with massage function, heads up display, Audi side assist, top view camera, heated rear seats, heated multifunction steering wheel, panoramic sunroof, rear seat entertainment system, rear picnic tables (A8 L only), and Power outboard rear seats with power lumbar adjustment, ventilations and massage function (A8 L only). The overall interior of the 3rd Generation Audi A8 features a great amount of interior space in both the front and rear for a sedan of its exterior dimensions. It also offers a great level of comfort and interior refinement.