Audi A8 Receives Minor Updates For MY2016, Including More Efficient Diesels

The Audi A8 gains some minor updates for the MY2016 in the UK, including more efficient engines and new trim levels.

You can now select the A8 in a new Sport spec which replaces the Sport Executive level of the outgoing range. The new package includes a sportier exterior, courtesy of the S-Line treatment on bumpers and side skirts and a set of 19-inch wheels. The new Sport trim is available only on the standard wheelbase version and features MatrixBeam LED headlights, a 600-watt Bose sound system and Wi-Fi hotspot among others.

The entry level Audi A8 SE now gets double-glazing glass, Valcona leather upholstery, a 180-watt sound system, all-LED headlights, HDD navigation and the latest touch-sensitive generation of the MMI infotainment system.

The 3.0-litre TDI engine now makes 258hp from 254hp thanks to an update which also improves its CO2 signature, now emitting 149g/km from 155g/km. The 4.2-litre TDI V8 still makes 380hp but the CO2 emissions have also been improved, now rated at 189g/km. The rest of the petrol and petrol-electric engine line-up remains unchanged with the flagship A8 using the same, gargantuan 493hp 6.3-litre W12.

Available for order now, the new Audi A8 Sport commands £65,825 with prices starting from £58,585 in the UK.

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