Audi’s flagship luxury sedan boasts of predictive active suspension

The new Audi A8 L 3.0 TFSI MHEV, equipped with predictive active suspension that lets the flagship luxury sedan offer the supreme ride comfort of a chauffeur-driven limousine or the firm handling of a sports car, is among the models included in the Audi Factory Warehouse Sale 2.0.

Ongoing until July 31, 2020, the Audi Factory Warehouse Sale 2.0 offers significant price reductions on all Audi models, made possible through the special support extended by Audi AG. Select models are discounted by more than PHP1,000,000.

Besides the A8 L 3.0 TFSI MHEV, other Audi models available in the promo are the A4 1.4 TFSI and A6 2.0 TFSI sedans; the RS4 Avant TFSI; and the Q2 1.0 TFSI, Q3 1.4 TFSI, Q5 2.0 TDI, Q5 2.0 TFSI and Q8 3.0 TFSI MHEV SUVs. All are 2020 models.

Automatically included with all vehicle purchases made through the Audi Factory Warehouse Sale 2.0 promo is the Audi Clean disinfection package, which makes sure the cars are thoroughly sanitized with advanced cleaning materials before these are released to customers. 

Predictive Active Suspension

The A8 L 3.0 TFSI MHEV’s predictive active suspension is fully dynamic, relying on electromechanical actuators to adjust its settings. These can lift or force down each of the vehicle’s wheels individually to actively manage ride height in every situation. Using a camera located at the front of the car, the system identifies uneven surfaces before these are reached, and predictively regulates the active suspension.

Included in the predictive active suspension settings are “dynamic” and “comfort plus” which control the car’s air suspension and the Audi drive select dynamic handling system. In “dynamic” the A8 L becomes a sports car as it turns in firmly when cornering fast. In “comfort plus” the profile lets the luxury sedan glide over any surface, with the driver and passengers barely noticing the car is cornering.

Predictive active suspension even works when the car is at a standstill. When the A8 L’s door handle is pulled, the body quickly rises to make entry and exit into the car even easier. The predictive active suspension, when combined with Audi’s “pre sense 360°” system, increases the Audi A8 L’s passive safety function; in an impending side impact the active suspension raises the body on either side to absorb the energy.

Spacious, progressive interior

Besides predictive active suspension, another highlight feature of the A8 L is its interior, which resembles a spacious lounge with minimal forms elegantly outlined by ambient lighting. Also available is the Rear Seat Entertainment system comprised of two Audi tablets and the Rear Seat Remote. With these, passengers can enjoy watching movies on sites like Netflix, browse the Internet and access other apps. The Audi Cool Box in the rear seat pampers passengers even more by keeping drinks chilled.

Audi’s MMI touch becomes the MMI touch response in the A8 L. At the center of the car’s instrument panel is a 10.1-inch touchscreen display. A second touchscreen display on the console of the center tunnel allows access to climate control and convenience features, including the ability to enter texts through handwriting recognition. Also, MMI Navigation plus serves as a media center that generates graphics in full HD resolution for the Audi virtual cockpit.

Efficient mild-hybrid technology

The new Audi A8 L is equipped with a mild-hybrid system composed of a belt alternator starter (BAS) and a lithium-ion battery with 10 Ah electrical capacity. This allows the car to coast at speeds between 55 km/h and 160 km/h with the engine switched off, in the process producing zero emissions for up to 40 seconds. As soon as the driver steps on the throttle pedal again, the BAS prompts a swift, smooth restart. A new 48-volt system that functions as the main vehicle electrical system offers a high recuperation power of up to 12 kW plus start-stop operation from 22 km/h, reducing fuel consumption.

The new Audi A8 L’s engine operate in conjunction with a quick but gently shifting eight-stage tiptronic transmission. Audi’s quattro permanent all-wheel drive system with self-locking center differential comes as standard.

Check out the A8 L 3.0 TFSI MHEV at the Audi Factory Warehouse Sale 2.0, which runs from June 9 to July 31, 2020. For more information, please call 0917 813 9064, 0917 806 2946, or 0917 935 4111.


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