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Adaptive Air Suspension


All new Audi A8L is equipped with adaptive air suspensionadaptive air suspensionAudi adaptive air suspension successfully unites the apparently conflicting qualities of comfort and dynamic handling.adaptive air suspension as standard, aluminium wheel control arm, five-link front suspension and tracking wishbone rear suspension. The cutting-edge chassis enables it to flawlessly combine ultimate comfort of luxury saloon cars with dynamic handling of a coupe.


The quattro®quattro®Vorsprung durch Technik: quattro® technology stands for permanent power to all four wheels distributed between the front and rear axles.quattro® technology stands for permanent power to all four wheels distributed between the front and rear axles. Power to each axle leads to a low power requirement with very well balanced handling.
Especially on slippery road surfaces the quattro® permanent four-wheel drive guarantees more driving pleasure. If the wheels of one axle lose grip and threaten to spin, the drive torque is redirected in the central differential to the other axle, automatically and continuously. The quattro® technology takes into account the influence of the engine speed and torque, the wheel speeds and the forward and lateral acceleration. The result: better acceleration, greater lateral stability, improved traction and higher safety.

Audi drive select

The standard-fit Audi drive selectAudi drive selectMastery of driving dynamics: Audi drive select integrates the technical components that determine the quality of the driving experience.Audi drive select control system allows you to influence a wide array of operating dynamics control systems over and above the engine, transmission and steering.
The system alters such aspects as the accelerator characteristic, adaptive air suspension, transmission characteristic, damper control, reversible belt tensioner and, if fitted, the sport differential, dynamic steeringDynamic steeringAudi dynamic steering alters the steering ratio depending on the vehicle speed and simultaneously adjusts the steering torque to match the ratio.Dynamic steering and cornering light. The engine speeds at which the gear changes take place are altered – in the dynamic mode, they are delayed until higher revs are reached, whereas in the comfort mode the transmission changes gear at a lower engine speed. For damper control, the level of damping force changes. On the optional quattro® with sport differentialquattro® with sport differentialThe active sport differential distributes torque from the engine in continuously variable proportions between the rear wheels.quattro® with sport differential (standard for 4.2 TDITDISynonymous with muscular torque delivery and outstanding efficiency: TDI. Today, TDI engines are sporty, smooth and economical.TDI ), the drive torque distribution is varied.

Dynamic steering

With dynamic steering, depending on the driving situation the steering effort and angle are dynamically adjusted when changing lane, parking and cornering. This enhances comfort and driveability.
This automatic adjusting to the road speed brings a host of tangible benefits: dynamic steering provides an even more precise steering feel and better feedback from the road surface. When manoeuvring into parking spaces and at low speeds, the steering ratio becomes more direct so that less steering effort is required. At higher speeds the steering ratio becomes more indirect – for maximum smoothness and outstanding directional stability. In conjunction with Audi drive select, you can decide for yourself whether you want the steering’s characteristic to be sportier or more comfortable.