Type 4-door, 4/5-passenger full-size sedan
Layout Longitudinal front engine/all-wheel drive
Engine 4.2-litre V8, DOHC, 32 valves
  6.3-litre W12, DOHC, 48 valves
Horsepower 372 @ 6800 rpm
  500 @ 6200 rpm
Torque (lb-ft) 328 @ 3500 rpm
  463 @ 4750 rpm
Transmission 8-speed automatic
Tires A8 P235/55R18 all-season
Curb weight A8 2000 kg (4409 lbs)
Curb weight A8L 2019 kg (4451 lbs)
Curb weight W12 2165 kg (4773 lbs)
Wheelbase A8 2992 mm (117.7 in)
Wheelbase A8L 3122 mm (122.9 in)
Length A8 5137 mm (202.2 in)
Length A8L 5267 mm (207.3 in)
Width 2111 mm (83.1 in)
Height A8 1460 mm (57.4 in)
Height A8L 1471 mm (57.9 in)
Cargo capacity 510 L (18.0 cu.ft.)
Fuel consumption 4.2 City: 12.0 L/100 km (24 mpg Imp)
  Hwy: 7.9 L/100 km (36 mpg Imp)
Fuel consumption 6.3 City: 15.6 L/100 km (18 mpg Imp)
  Hwy: 9.8 L/100 km (29 mpg Imp)
Fuel type Premium
Warranty 4 yrs/80,000 km
Powertrain warranty 4 yrs/80,000 km
Side airbags Standard
Curtain airbags Standard
Anti-lock brakes Standard
Traction control Standard
Stability control Standard
Assembly location Neckarsulm, Germany