After launching its all-new Q8 flagship SUV next month, Audi India will keep the momentum going by launching its updated flagship luxury sedan in the following month.
Audi India's final launch for CY2019 was the new A6 in October. However, shortly afterwards, an official communication from the company confirmed that the Q8 flagship SUV will be its next and first launch for 2020. Now though, reports suggest that February 2020 is all set to be the month that'll witness the much-delayed launch of the new, fourth-gen A8 L. While the fourth-gen may be new for India, it's worth mentioning that the fourth-gen A8 has been on sale in the international markets since 2017! Numerous delays, however, have forced Audi India to repeatedly push back its launch here.
The fourth-gen Audi A8 is available in markets abroad as a standard-wheelbase or a long-wheelbase version (A8 L), but India, as before, is likely to get only the latter. Moreover, the new-gen A8 L is 5,302mm long, 1,945mm wide (excluding ORVMs), and 1,488mm tall, which makes it longer & taller than the outgoing model. The wheelbase figure stands at 3,128mm.
As for more details, you can read all about the engine & powertrain specs of the fourth-gen Audi A8 here or you can also read through a detailed analysis of the technology incorporated into the new A8 L by our international partner Quattroruote. Out of the multiple engine options on offer internationally, India is most likely to get the new A8 L with the 3.0-litre petrol V6 option. Pricing for the new A8 L is expected to hover around the ₹1.5 crore mark. When launched, the new Audi A8 L will find itself competing with the BMW 7 Series facelift, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Lexus LS 500h, and the Jaguar XJ.