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2014 Audi A8 L TDI pricing announced for US [video]

Starts at $82,500

Audi recently announced plans to offer an A8 L TDI in the United States and now the company has followed up with full pricing and performance information.

Set to go on sale this spring, the model has a 3.0-liter TDI engine that produces 240 hp (179 kW) and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque. It enables the sedan to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds and return an EPA-estimated 24 mpg city / 36 mpg highway/ 28 mpg combined (US).

The model will be priced from $82,500 which is a slight premium over the 2013 A8 L 3.0 TFSI that retails for $78,500. While the model isn't cheap, it's still $10,500 less than its nearest rival - the Mercedes S350 BlueTEC.

Source: Audi USA

Audi announces pricing and fuel economy for 2014 Audi A8 L TDI® clean diesel

- Pricing starts at $82,500 for the first ever 2014 Audi A8 L TDI® clean diesel with an EPA estimated fuel efficiency of 24 city/ 36 highway/ 28 combined MPG -

The Audi A8 has set new standards for the luxury sedan in terms of interior and exterior design, technology, performance and efficiency. Now equipped with the new 3.0 liter TDI clean diesel engine, the 2014 Audi A8 L TDI represents a dramatic expansion of the flagship sedan and the first of four new TDI models to be introduced this year.

Starting at $82,500, the A8 L TDI clean diesel, with quattro® all-wheel drive, makes a powerful statement in achieving the best fuel economy in its segment with an EPA estimated 24/ 36/ 28 mpg (city/ highway/ combined), while at the same time generating an impressive 240 horsepower, 406 lb.-ft. of torque that seamlessly launches 0-60 MPH in 6.4 seconds.

For the 2014 Audi A8 L TDI, the package options were optimized to better reflect customer demand. The available Premium Package now consists of Audi side assist and pre sense rear, 22-way multi-contour comfort seats, font seat ventilation with massage and full LED headlights.

The A8 L TDI joins an expanding model line-up including the A8 3.0T, A8 4.0T, S8 4.0T and A8 W12. The A8 L TDI will be available in the long-wheelbase version only.

The 2014 Audi A8 L TDI will go on sale in early Spring 2013. Additional 2014 model year information and pricing for other models will be announced at later in the year.

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Comments (21)

 Ivo_205 Ivo_205
I test drove the A6 3.0TFSI and 3.0TDI and bought the diesel. There were some financial incentives but personally I thought the TDI suited the personality of the car better. I imagine I would do the same with an A8.
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February 4, 2013 6:07 am
 GTurbo GTurbo
I will stay a petrolhead for life! An Audi flagship should have Premium Unleaded fuel burning through V12 powerplant. Diesel suddenly makes it look like a German Airport taxi! No audio in the video to spare us the ear-ache!
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February 1, 2013 9:06 pm
 Garais877 Garais877
@slim, still a VW product for those who know the history??? well you definenty do not know the history of Audi dude...
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February 1, 2013 7:43 pm
 ljstevens ljstevens
This is frustrating. I like Audi. I Like diesels, but why fit something that is a niche engine for the US market into a car that is already a niche car (not a high volume seller)? It seems the motivation could come from 'bragging rights' against the Merc. Or maybe an attempt to raise the perception of diesels. Either way, I really hope this sells well, otherwise Audi will likely say 'See, diesels don't sell in the US, so we'll keep holding off'. I would rather they focus diesel engines on their volume sellers - Where's the 2.0 tdi for the A4 and Q5? The diesel market would gather quicker momentum with the approach, and would help diesel availability in other cars - BMW 1, 3, X3... then maybe other brands would follow suit. Look what Audi started with front LED lights... now almost every car under the sun has them in some way or another. Just some thoughts.
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February 1, 2013 9:11 am
 djcocum djcocum
Is all wheel drive Quattro standard for this model?
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February 1, 2013 3:31 am
 slim slim
$82k is absurd for only 240hp I dont care how much torque it puts out. Audi is smoking too much sour diesel. S8 should be at that price. At the end of the day its still a VW product for those who know the history. If it was priced $20k to $30k less, it would be simply a decent buy. Again who would spend $82k for only 240hp?? The same kind of person who would buy a Benz 6.3 AMG car but specify the base model's bumper and grille in a businessman executive package.
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February 1, 2013 2:50 am
 SnakesInMyPants SnakesInMyPants
80 grand for a Volkswagen. Pathetic.
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January 31, 2013 6:46 pm
 EMBJATI85 EMBJATI85
id rock it
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January 31, 2013 5:26 pm
 Joao Oliveira Joao Oliveira
If you have the money to A8L, I guess you should invest in something other than a diesel... petrol is smoother and lighter
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January 31, 2013 4:56 pm