Autocar India Editor, Hormazd Sorabjee has posted the launch date and the ex-showroom Mumbai prices of the new Audi A8 on his twitter account. He has stated that, the car will be launched in India on the 10th of January 2011.
The first variant of the new A8 to hit Audi showrooms across the country will be the 4.2 litre FSI V8 petrol producing 367 bhp of power and 445 Nm of torque. The V8 petrol will be followed up by the 3.0 litre TDI V6 diesel producing 247 bhp of power and 550 Nm of torque.
The flagship variant of the A8 range, the 6.3 litre W12 pumping out 493 bhp of power and 625 Nm of torque will be launched in the latter part of next year.
The Ex-Showroom Mumbai prices for the new Audi A8 are:
4.2 FSI V8 Petrol - 91 lakh
3.0 TDI v6 Diesel - 76.5 lakh
The new Audi A8 will be launched in India only in the long wheelbase specification.