Test: Audi A8 3.0 TDI, and there was light

Test: Audi A8 3.0 TDI, and there was lightTest: Audi A8 3.0 TDI, and there was lightTest: Audi A8 3.0 TDI, and there was lightTest: Audi A8 3.0 TDI, and there was light


My encounter with the Audi A8 It has helped me to try for the first time more advanced lighthouses in the world (Matrix Led, 2,995 euros). Regarding the full LED headlights in the Matrix there's a individual control of the 25 LEDs that make up each lighthouse, so that the make It is projected according to the conditions, shutting down, lighting or attenuating its brightness automatically each LED independently. With the LED Matrix continually seeks to project the wider beam without bothering other traffic. As you reach the vehicle that precedes you or one approaches the contrary, there is no change from long to short and other systems proposed, but a progressive reduction of the beam height. Also you perceive that he beam width increases and if you get too close to the car in front, you can see how the left headlight casts its beam across and along the rail Otherwise if there is no car, while the right headlight light focuses primarily on the shoulder.


Audi A8 TDIThe system is capable of detecting up to eight points as interpretable cars, motorcycles or bicycles and make own shadow in the beam to avoid dazzling. These headlights also communicate with the navigation system and They anticipate the bends and junctions to modify the beam. And also they work with the system night vision. If this system detects pedestrians on the verges, the Led Matrix throw three bursts as a warning the pedestrian and the driver himself. They illuminate the field Led Matrix It is the biggest I've ever tasted and possibly the clearest light. At times, I have had the feeling of being annoying by oncoming traffic wide and long lighting that seemed to invade the silhouette ahead of him, but never received a complaint in bursts. No doubt they are, for now, the most complete lighthouses in the world.


And there is more


If I start to tell you all the equipment you can carry and how it works, we would not finish, so we will focus on the pleasure of driving or being a mere passenger. The air suspension brand series touch tread A8. With different modes of action to keypress (has an automatic mode), you can get a extraordinary level filtering (Although here the Lessons Mercedes and Lexus LS are traditionally above), like Time accuracy (Audi A8 it can be here the best). Naturally, the A8 entertains you with his stability, comfort and sense of security. Only by the wheelbase and track widths, supporting their mark on refined pneumatic suspension Get the displacement by any highway is superb.


I could not this time with this Audi A8, but I remember shooting in Germany for many kilometers above 200 km / h of another A8 continuously without feeling the mental fatigue that usually suffer when "delinques" in this way. A8 conveys size you stillness of movement and the feeling of not having spent nothing behind the wheel, an elusive, a speed bump in full support when cornering or braking hard. maybe A8 supernatural is how wheel dual carriageway. Is large and occupy a lot lane, but I think it's dynamically saloon its less bulky spinning segment curves. Thanks to your aluminum chassis and body, A8 is relatively light and invest the savings in having a All-wheel quattro series.


Audi A8 TDIIf you change the mode Comfort Driving by mode Sport (Besides the suspension changes laws address, shift and throttle), the dynamic response of A8 is again superb. In no case becomes a radical or rough car. Always Prevails comfort and softness, but you feel a nice firmness null supports and sways that take you to drive, if you like, very fast with complete nonchalance.

Quattro, of course


To this nonchalance is reached also by the four-wheel drive. It is second to none and in a car of this level, it seems required their behavior on all types of surfaces is at the height of technological car category. I also remember having traveled the same path for years in the rain with an Audi A8 and 7 Series and how the BMW continuously resorted to electronic aids to keep up a A8 quattro impassive. Years later, Series 7 You can optionally have AWD and was the same with the Lessons.


My last comments I dedicate to good and balanced 3.0 TDI with 258 hp and 60 mkg. Brings quality to all its smooth and forceful response from his first laps, but at idle, the few vibes They arriving not seem to correspond with the exquisite atmosphere that permeates into a passenger compartment leather and wood of immense quality. Moving feel the sweet, powerful and refined engine. And surely not need any more. It works with change 8 speed in the long shift it helps dramatically reduce fuel consumption and decibels. his 8th entails rotation regimes as 1,600 rpm to 120 km / h, that lets you see amazing means of consumption 7 l / 100 km.