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High-security version of the Audi A8 soon to be launched (http://www.audizine.com/news/news.php?nid=183)
February 15, 2011 - Audi AG

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Audi A8 L Security meets strictest security guidelines
Roughly 450 hours of work go into the making of the armored luxury sedan
Fuel consumption reduced by three liters compared with predecessor
Audi is introducing a new, exclusive model - the A8 L Security. The long-wheelbase high-security version of the A8 meets the strictest guidelines in force for civilian vehicles, with a host of special security features available in addition to its heavy armoring. At sales launch Audi will offer the W12 engine, with another unit to follow in 2012. Both engines combine superior power with high efficiency.

At 5.27 meters (17.29 ft) in length, the Audi A8 L Security is a large, representative luxury sedan, hardly distinguishable to the eye from the production version. The LED headlights, which use light-emitting diodes for all functions, lend a striking expression to its front. They are part of the standard package in the A8 L Security W12.

When developing the basic design for the A8 model line, Audi engineers already had the high-security version in mind from the very outset. The result is a totally integrated concept far superior to any retrofit solution currently available on the market. All of the major components were analyzed with regard to their deformation properties, giving the A8 L Security an excellent crash performance that is also mindful of the other party involved. More (http://www.audizine.com/news/news.php?nid=183)

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