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List: Ten Cool Things About The 2011 Audi A8

Oct 18

We just received our first 2011 Audi A8 a few days ago and although I drove this Audi at the launch in California seeing it again reminds me why it is without question the class leader. A tremendous amount of time went into the design of the new 2011 A8 and it really shows with no detail being ignored. Read some of the key technology / cool factors that are available in the new A8, i can’t think of a single one that I would not want. If you can think of anything that was left off this “cool things” list let me know I would love to hear what it is that you like about the new 2011 Audi A8.
Audi A8 Touchpad
Touchpad Tired of scrolling through the alphabet with a stupid wheel when trying to input a destination into the navigation system? Just write it with your finger. That’s right, the A8 learned to read.
Audi A8 Interior
Crafted Aroma You might not notice any particular smell when in the new Audi A8. That’s okay. A “dedicated nose team” has ensured that the driver will encounter no distracting or unpleasant smells. That means minimal leather tanning and no pesky chromium salts. (We hate chromium salts.)
Audi A8 Aluminum Spece Frame
Aluminum Space Frame The car’s structure is 25 percent more rigid than before, thanks to its design and use of aluminum. This also helps keep the overall weight down.
Audi A8 Full LED Headlight Swap
LED Lighting The A8’s all-LED headlights not only look cool, but they stay cooler and use less energy. The 76 individual LEDs make up the high and low beams, turn indicators, daytime running lights, and fog lights. The taillights are also LED.
Audi A8 Bang & Olufsen
Bang & Olufsen If the Bose sound system isn’t ample for your discerning ears, the available 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system should do the trick. Armed with a high-frequency, 180-degree acoustic lens, a “tonemeister” has tuned the sound to every individual seat, meaning optimum sound quality for each passenger.
Audi A8 Rear Entertainment
Movies Rear occupants can watch different movies at the same time. Up front, passengers can watch a DVD when the car isn’t moving. The sound system even has a movie mode.
Audi A8 Activating Internet
The Power Of The Internet With a data subscription, the A8’s MMI uses Google Earth navigation, complete with points of interest from Google servers. A 3G connection allows for RSS feeds, local weather, and fuel prices. The A8 can also serve as a wifi hotspot for passengers with laptops or wireless devices.
Audi A8 Interior
Comfortable Seating 18-way power seats are standard. 22-way power seats are optional. Two rear-seat comfort packages are available. We made sure to sample the five massage programs: Stretch, Wave, Knocking, Shoulder, and Lumber. Magnificent.
Audi A8 Rad
Driver Assistance Systems To increase comfort and avoid accidents, The A8 gets adaptive cruise control, night vision assistant with pedestrian detection highlighting, side assist (which alerts driver to vehicles in the blind spots), lane assist, and a new torque-vectoring stability control.
Audi A8 Pre Sense
Audi Pre-Sense When the A8 senses an imminent crash, it works hard to save your life and prevent injury, using automatic seatbelt tensioners, automatic emergency braking, self-adjusting seating position, automatic closing of windows and sunroof, and automatic activation of the hazard lights.
Thank you so much for such a great write up Winding Road !

Back in full effect. This post is like an uppercut to downtime. This is why you deserve the best Audi site in the world Scott.

From Mr. Diggles on October 18th, 2010

Hey Scott,

glad you are back online! I love this post. Maybe you can add some pics/info for the following features about the new A8 that I like besides the 10 you already mentioned:

rear, electric side window shades fully controllable from any seat in the new A8
new Emerald black metallic color
ambient interior lighting in different colors

Thanks Scott

From Klaus Kreuzner on October 18th, 2010

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