Audi has announced a Special Edition of its flagship sedan, the Audi A8, in the UK. Dubbed the Edition 21 the limited production version celebrates 21 years since the first generation of the A8 was launched back in 1994.
The Edition 21 is being made available in both the standard wheelbase version as well the long wheelbase version; with just 121 units being available to order. Prospective customers can expect the deliveries to begin from November 2015 with prices starting from £72,525 OTR.
The Edition 21 is based on the SE Executive trim and adds luxury with the Audi Exclusive two tone interior, available with Cognac Brown with Black Contrast Stitching or Black Leather with Red Contrast Stitching colour combinations. Sports seats with memory function and an array of options like pneumatic lumbar and side support with 22-way adjustments come as standard. The interiors also feature illuminated skid plates etched with the Edition 21 emblem, black cloth headlining and a sporty three spoke steering wheel.
In addition to the standard equipment offered on the SE trim, the Edition 21 features a BOSE surround sound system and Audi connect portfolio including telephone and internet based HDD Satellite Navigation.
Audi’s famed Matrix LED headlamps and LED taillamps with dynamic turn indicators, automatic doors with powered closure, parking system with reverse camera and a hands free opening boot lid round up the features.
The exteriors benefit from the Sport Styling Package mimicking the S8 with the front and rear bumpers as well as the side sills being upgraded. The Edition 21 runs on 20-inch wheels featuring a titanium finish designed to complement the four colour options available. The Daytona Grey Pearl Effect paint scheme reserved for the more powerful S8 is also being offered on the Edition 21.
The Edition 21 features an EU compliant 3.0 litre TDI V6 producing 262 PS of power and 580 Nm of torque paired to an 8 speed Triptronic automatic transmission with Audi’s Quattro all wheel drive, giving it a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time of 5.9 seconds with top speed electronically limited to 155 mph (250 km/h).