It has been 21 years since Audi introduced the Audi A8. To celebrate the anniversary, Audi will offer a special, limited Audi A8 Edition 21 to its customers.
The model is already available in the UK for order. There will be only 121 cars produced for the limited edition. The price for the Audi A8 Edition 21 starts at £72,525 and goes up to £76,490 OTR. The first deliveries are expected no sooner than November 2015.
Audi has made a number of improvements for the limited Edition 21, both in the exterior and the interior of the car. The exterior will get a new, Sport styling package which includes redesigned bumpers for the front and the rear, side sills, adaptive Audi Matrix LED headlights, 20-inch alloy wheels with titanium finish and four exterior color options. The color options will include the Daytona grey pearl, a color finish available for the 520 PS S8.
In the interior, Audi offers a special package in two color combinations: black leather with red contrast, or a cognac brown primary color with black stitching as contrast. The front seats will be as comfortable as ever, with new memory function added, integrated pneumatic lumbar support as well as side bolster. The steering wheel will be a three spoke wheel with multi functions and added interior enhancements on it. The Edition 21 emblem will make its way on the door sill plates.
The new Limited Edition 21 Audi A8 model will provide special assistance systems for customers, including the Audi connect portfolio, HDD satellite navigation, BOSE surround system and the Audi parking system with an addition of a reversing camera.
The Limited Audi A8 Edition 21 model will be powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel injection engine producing 262hp. The car can sprint to 100 km/h in just 5.9 seconds.
The first Audi A8 was unveiled in 1994 during the Geneva Auto Show in February. The first model was special due to the high amount of technical advancements, utilizing aluminum shell for a more sporting look. The first Audi A8 was available in both standard and long configuration. In 1997, Audi introduced a series of technical achievements with the A4 model for the US market, including electronic stability control, side airbags on the front and the rear of the car, something that no other manufacturer could provide at the moment. Additionally, the 1997 model for the US market featured Quattro all-wheel system. The famous sunroof solar panel with ventilation fans arrived in the 1999 model of the A8.