Audi offers audio that is surround-sound quality
Fi-enabled for up to eight passengers (that number again). A Bang-Olufsen system offers surroundsound quality audio.
The A8 has three models — the base, the L and the W12. Eight different color options are available (and there’s that number again).
Starting price for the base is $78,750, while my tester, the L, had an MSRP of $84,700. A few extra packages and options took it to $89,175. One such option, not available on my tester unfortunately, is the executive rear seating package, which offers reclining seats with power footrests and a refrigerator in the rear center pass-through compartment.
Due to its lighter weight and design upgrades, the Audi A8 has a combined fuel economy of 21 mpg. In a week’s worth of brisk driving, I averaged 22 mpg, mostly on the highway.
If you are lucky enough to be able to drive or own the Audi A8, you will enjoy a magical driving experience. reason to re-flash a computer (which basically means updating or reinstalling its software) is that an update has been issued by the manufacturer.
Tom: If the update is to address a serious drivability or safety issue, you or your dealer will be notified by the manufacturer that there’s a software update and that it’s recommended for all vehicles. Dealers often will do that for free, especially if you’re in for something else.
Ray: The other reason we’ll re-flash a computer is if we already have our machine hooked up to the car for some other reason. It’s a very simple procedure, and there may be minor updates that the car hasn’t had. The manufacturer may have tweaked the transmission-shifting algorithm or some other parameters that are not crucial but may bring slight improvements to drivability, mileage or emissions.
Tom: So if your shop has the capacity to reflash your computer, and they’re not going to charge you too much for it, it can’t hurt anything, and it might be useful.
Ray: But as long as you haven’t received a notification from your manufacturer, there’s no need to re-flash anything on a regular basis except your chimney.