Audi A8 L W12 (2014)
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Audi A8 L W12 (2014) review: 38 facts and highlights

1. Has a rear-view camera

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.
Audi A8 L W12 (2014)
62% have it

2. higher maximum torque

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
463Nm
Tesla Roadster: 10000Nm

3. better fuel economy (city)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
18.2l/100 km
Honda Clarity Electric (2017): 1.87l/100 km

4. Has four-wheel drive

Four-wheel drive is a system where torque is distributed to all four wheels of the vehicle. It is beneficial in some circumstances such as providing increased traction in tricky weather conditions, but is most suited to off-road driving.
Audi A8 L W12 (2014)
21% have it

5. better fuel economy (highway)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
11.2l/100 km
Honda Clarity Electric (2017): 2.28l/100 km

6. Has smart key as standard

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.
Audi A8 L W12 (2014)
48% have it

7. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
500hp
Opel VXR8 GTS (2014): 585hp

8. Has Stop-Start system

A Stop-Start system automatically turns off the engine when stopping in traffic or at a red light, and seamlessly starts it again when pressure is applied to the accelerator. This saves fuel and is more ecological.
Audi A8 L W12 (2014)
33% have it

9. greater cargo volume

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.
374l
Tesla Model S 70 (2016): 894l

10. Has a turbocharged engine

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.
Audi A8 L W12 (2014)
38% have it

11. Has in-car system

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.
Audi A8 L W12 (2014)
65% have it

12. Has stolen vehicle tracking system

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.
Audi A8 L W12 (2014)
24% have it

13. height

1.47m
Audi S4 Premium Plus (2014): 1.41m

14. more headroom (front)

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.
945mm
Volkswagen Jetta (2014): 1.08m

15. Has fully independent suspension

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
Audi A8 L W12 (2014)
80% have it

16. smaller turn radius

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.
12.7m
Mitsubishi Lancer GT (2014): 10m

17. longer basic warranty (km)

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.
80000km
Mitsubishi Lancer GT (2014): 96561km

18. longer wheelbase

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).
3.12m
Rolls-Royce Phantom (2014): 3.57m

19. larger fuel tank

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.
90l
Toyota Mirai (2017): 122.4l

20. more valves

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.
48
Rolls-Royce Ghost II (2014): 48

21. faster top speed

The fastest speed that the car can reach.
209km/h
Tesla Roadster: 402.3km/h

22. shorter length

5.27m
Subaru Impreza 5-Door 2.0i (2014): 4.42m

23. better fuel economy (combined)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
14.7l/100 km
Honda Clarity Electric (2017): 2.06l/100 km

24. Has a petrol (gasoline) engine

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.
Audi A8 L W12 (2014)
83% have it

25. lower coefficient of drag

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel economy.
0.27Cd
Toyota Prius (2017): 0.24Cd

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