Audi has introduced the new A8 Sport in the United Kingdom.

Audi has introduced the new A8 Sport in the United Kingdom.

Designed to replace the previous A8 Sport Executive, the model is based on the short-wheelbase A8 and features MatrixBeam LED headlights as well as "front and rear treatments reminiscent of the flagship S8."  The car also features sportier side skirts and 19-inch alloy wheels.

Audi didn't have much to say about the interior but the company confirmed the model will have Valcona leather upholstery, GPS navigation and a 600-watt Bose audio system.

Under the hood, two TDI engines will be available.  The 3.0-liter V6 TDI produces 262 PS (192 kW), while the 4.2-liter V8 TDI develops 385 PS (283 kW) and 850 Nm (626 lb-ft) of torque.  With the latter engine, the model can accelerate from 0-62 mph in 4.7 seconds and return up to 39.2 mpg UK (32.6 mpg US / 7.2L/100km).

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Audi A8 Sport unveiled in the U.K.