Audi’s first diesel-powered A8 L will start at $82,500 and has an EPA estimated fuel efficiency of 24 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and 28 mpg combined.

Named Audi A8 L TDI and powered by a new 3.0 liter TDI clean diesel engine, this Audi A8 is the first of four new TDI models to be introduced by the German brand this year.

Audi said its 2014 A8 L TDI clean diesel, including quattro all-wheel drive, is achieving the best fuel economy in its segment with an EPA estimated 24/ 36/ 28 mpg (city/ highway/ combined).


The diesel engine generates 240 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, resulting in a 0-60 mph sprint of 6.4 seconds.

Audi offers an optional Premium Package consisting of Audi side assist and pre sense rear, 22-way multi-contour comfort seats, font seat ventilation with massage and full LED headlights.

The A8 L TDI will be available in the model’s long-wheelbase version only, identified by the L in the name.

The 2014 Audi A8 L TDI will go on sale in early Spring 2013 and more details will then be available.