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The A8 is Audi's largest, most sophisticated sedan: Comfortable, fast, very smooth and it raises the performance bar in many respects in this ultra-luxury class. The A8 is available in three variants: the A8 4.2 quattro; the A8 L 4.2 quattro; and the A8 L 6.0 quattro. The 4.2 models are powered by a 330-horsepower 4.2-liter four-cam V8 with Audi's five-valve-per-cylinder technology. A six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic manual shift control is the only transmission offered, feeding power to Audi's standard quattro fulltime all-wheel-drive system. The A8 L 6.0 features Audi's unique, 440-horsepower W12 engine and ultra-luxury amenities. For 2006, Audi A8 changes are minimal.