Audi A8: What Makes It A Great Car?

Everything about the Audi A8

Audi A8 is a sedan car known for its luxury, manufactured by Audi (German automaker). Since 1994 the car has been marketed by Audi. A8 is its third generation car after succeeding Audi V8. Audi A8 has way too higher specifications. It offers both front and permanent wheel drive as well as shorter and longer wheelbase variants.

From first generation to present

The initial generations used platform of Volkswagen Group D with the present generation that gave rise to MLB platform. The original model was released in the year 1994. Second generation Audi followed in the year 2002. Audi released third and the present iteration in the year 2009.

About the new Audi A8

Audi A8 is very prominently known for its mass market with aluminum chassis. In face it is the first of its kind. All the A8 models used this technique co-developed along with Alcoa. It marketed it as Space Frame from Audi.

In the past in 1996, an entirely mechanically updated high performing edition of Audi A8 was debuted as Audi S8.It was produced at Neckarsulm plant of Audi and unlike the model A8, S8 model has short wheelbaseas well as is fitted with Quattro’s all wheel system.

Early German models consisted of 3.0 TFSI, 4.0 TFSI, 3.0 TDI, 3.0 clean diesel (250PS), etc. Models of A8 L security include W12 6.3 FSI and 4.0 TFSI Quattro. Updated A8has LED technology and automatic lighting system. Osram supplies LED and Hella supplies headlamp.

Early models from US include A8 3.0 TFSI, 4.0, S8 4.0 TFSI and many others. A8 3.0 TDI diesel Quattro was released in the year 2012. It was all ready for sale in 2013, spring for the next model year car that is 2014.German models arrived at the dealerships in 2013, November.

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Technical Characteristics of Audi A8

Technical Characteristics of 2010 Audi A8 L 4.2 FSI quattro produced by Audi (DE).

Body Type Saloon (sedan) 4 doors / 5 seats
Weight 1960 Kg
Length 5267 mm
Height 1471 mm
Wheelbase 3122 mm
Front Track 1644 mm
Rear Track 1635 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 90 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment longitudinal
Drive Wheels All wheel drive
Steering n/a
Fuel Supply System direct petrol injection
Max Power 372HP (273 kW) @ 6800 rpm
Max Torque 445Nm @ 3500 rpm
CO2 Emissions 224 g/Km
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 4163 cc
Bore 85 mm
Stroke 93 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders n/a
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 32
Compression Ratio 12.5:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes VeDi-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 8.0J x 17 / 8.0J x 17
Standard Tyres 235/60 R 17 102Y / 235/60 R 17 102Y
Suspension Front n/a
Suspension Rear n/a
Transmission 8 speed automatic
Number of gears 8
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 5.8 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 13.6 l/100km
Road 7.4 l/100km
Mixt 9.7 l/100km