Audi celebrates the enduring appeal of its A8 luxury saloon with a bespoke model

21 years of Audi A8 production marked with a very limited edition.

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The Audi A8 has consistently been at the forefront of the brand’s technological progression since its introduction, and was the platform for the revolutionary Audi Space Frame, making it the world’s first series production car with a unitary aluminium body. Audi is celebrating the enduring appeal of its luxury saloon with a bespoke model – the Edition 21.

A tailored selection of interior and exterior styling enhancements sets this model apart, starting with the recently introduced Sport styling package. Creating a look that references the flagship S8 model, it comprises redesigned front and rear bumpers as well as pronounced side sills, and is normally reserved for standard wheelbase A8 models. Adaptive Audi Matrix LED headlights – which debuted as an option for the new generation A8 and were the first ever fully digital LED headlights on a series production car – are also fitted as standard in conjunction with LED rear lights and dynamic indicators fore and aft.

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Also unique to this model are 20-inch double spoke alloy wheels with a titanium-look finish that complement the four exterior colour options.

Comfort front sports seats with memory function, 22-way adjustability and integrated pneumatic lumbar and side bolster support are fitted as standard. A black cloth headlining and three- spoke multi-function steering wheel complete the interior enhancements. Illuminated door sill plates bearing the ‘Edition 21’ emblem “add another degree of exclusivity”. Propelling the A8 Edition 21 is an EU6-compliant 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine. Power is channelled to the road via an 8-speed tiptronic transmission linked to quattro permanent all-wheel drive, and acceleration to 62 mph takes a mere 5.9 seconds. For long-wheelbase models, this increases slightly to 6.1
seconds, and both are capable of reaching an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph, announced Audi.

The A8 Edition 21 will be available in standard and Long Wheelbase formats priced at £72,525 OTR and £76,490 OTR. A limited run of just 121 cars is now available to order, and customers can expect first deliveries to begin in November.

Audi A8 - the Edition 21

Audi A8 - the Edition 21 model