Audi A8L Security W12 Introduced
At launch, the Security model will come offered with the 6.3-litre W12 engine (with an eight-speed automatic and the quattro all-wheel-drive system), but other variants are likely to follow in 2012.
The W12 unit is rated at 494 hp and 625 Nm, propelling the car to 100km/h in 7.3 seconds. The vehicle has an electronically limit top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph), at comes with a fuel consumption of 13.5 l/100km (17.4 mpg).
The passenger cell is protected by about 720kg of hot-formed armoured steel, aramide fabric, ceramics, special aluminium alloys and multilayer glass. The German government ballistics testing facility in Munich has certified the car with the class VR 7 ballistic protection standard. In certain areas, the armoring on the Audi A8L Security even complies with the criteria for class VR 9 and VR 10.
Other highlights include a smoke extractor for the passenger compartment, an LED signaling system for convoy travel, flashing lights, a siren, a preparation for professional mobile radio systems, a flag holder, a permanently installed telephone, an accident data recorder, an additional rearview camera and a heated windshield plus partially heated side windows.
Inside the car we find a four-zone auto aircon (including an ioniser to freshen the air) electric rear blinds, a Bose surround sound system and a TV tuner. Full leather trim is standard and the two individual rear seats have power adjustment. Also available are a (right side only) rear seat with a power-adjustable footrest, heating and massage.
The Audi A8 L Security will be available to special order from the third quarter of 2011.
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