Four versions are available. The standard A8 boasts instant throttle response from its powerful 4.2-liter V8 and six-speed automatic transmission, while quattro all-wheel-drive and an adaptable air suspension provide an excellent balance between handling and ride quality. The A8 offers a supreme sense of control with Gibraltar-like stability, benefits of its lightweight, Aluminum Space Frame that bonds the car into one cohesive unit.
The cabin is elegant and comfortable, and tops the class in finish quality. Audi's Multi-Media Interface, or MMI, integrates controls for various features and electronic systems into a big knob. It's a little easier to learn than BMW's iDrive, but it isn't easy. There is a learning curve and sometimes we find ourselves having to work harder to perform simple functions and wonder whether this is progress or burdensome technology.
The Audi A8L rides on a stretched wheelbase that provides more room and comfort for rear-seat passengers and uses the same engine as the A8.
The JB car pages provide engine and transmission specs, as well as gas mileage and dimensions for all 2009 Audi A8 versions. In addition, please find information on the various trims of the 2009 Audi A8 and their standard equipment and their prices below.
The 2009 Audi A8 Sedan is powered by a base 4.2-liter V8 with 350 at 6,800 hp. Other available engines include a 6.0-liter W12 with 450 at 6,200 hp and a 5.2-liter V10 with 450 at 7,000 hp.
Standard safety equipment on the 2009 Audi A8 Sedan includes airbags in front with occupancy sensor on passenger side, front adjustable and tilting, anti-whiplash head restraints with power-adjustments, side-impact airbags in front and rear, height-adjustable front seatbelts with pretensioners, rear seatbelt pretensioners, 3-point rear seat belts in all positions, anti-lock brakes (abs), brake assist, child safety rear door locks, electronic stability control, knee airbag, rear adjustable head restraints, side-curtain airbags in front and rear, side-impact bars and traction control.
2009 Audi A8 Sedan Specs & Features
The 2009 Audi A8 Sedan is available in 4 trim levels: