2017 Audi A8 is a luxury sedan in the top segment of the German car manufacturer Audi. 2017 Audi A8 is the successor of the Audi V8. The Audi A8 is a limousine built by the German Audi brand. The Audi A8 range is Audi’s most luxurious range. The Mercedes S-Class, the Jaguar XJ, the Tesla Model S and the BMW 7 Series, as well as the Lexus LS, are the main competitors of the Audi A8. 2017 Audi A8 is comparable to its cousin the Volkswagen Phaeton except that the body is made of aluminum. The first generation Audi A8 appeared in March 1994 under the code name A8 D2, but as the Audi brand as a whole, the A8 was redesigned in November 2002 A8 D3 and A8 D4 in April 2010.
2017 Audi A8 Engines
In the start, only two engine variants were offered: a 4.2-liter V8 as petrol engine and the turbodiesel. As the competition in the upper class for this performance class is now based on more economical V6 turbo engines, the V8 diesel is the last of its kind in this class. A 3-liter V6 with supercharging system followed. Since the end of 2010, a V6 diesel and a W12 petrol engine, as well as a long version, are available.
Furthermore, an entry-level version with front-wheel drive and a modified 3.0 TDI with 150 kW (204 hp) and 6.0-liter standard consumption has been available since August 2011. Also, the Sports version S8 has already been presented. The model has, like the two new sports models S6 and S7 from Audi, a 4.0 V8 with twin turbocharger, which in the S8 provides 520 hp and 650 Nm, instead of 420 hp and 550 Nm as in the other two models.
The 2017 Audi S8 is to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds. In addition, the S8 Plus has been available since 2015 with a motor that is increased to 605 hp and 750 Nm. This, in turn, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds. This engine has cylinder shut-off, ie only four of the eight cylinders are used in the partial load range. This contributes to more efficient behavior. Since April 2012, the Audi A8 is also available with hybrid drive. In this version, the A8 is equipped with a four-cylinder engine of only two liters.
2017 Audi A8 W12
In 2004 there was a special version of the Audi A8 on the market: the Audi A8 W12. The limousine has developed the twelve-cylinder engine with 450 horsepower, limited to a speed of 250 km/h. This speed can achieve this in less than 30 seconds. The power source is coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission which is optionally Tiptronic itself from the handlebar to operate. The W12 was the only A8 new single-frame grille, the others had the classic Audi grille, the new front grille was later applied to every A8.
The Audi A8 comes standard with Quattro all-wheel drive or automatically controlled air suspension. The 2017 Audi A8 is the hobbyhorse of Audi, along with the R8. This car was also used in the movie The Transporter 2 and The Transporter 3 by including Jason Statham. The Audi A8 L 6.0 W12 is the most expensive available Audi, even the standard version of the R8 is cheaper.
2017 Audi A8 Hybrid Concept
At the Geneva Motor Show 2010, the A8 Hybrid Concept was proposed. This hybrid of the A8 version features the same powertrain as the Audi Q5 Hybrid. The average consumption of the A8 Hybrid Concept is 6.2 liters per 100 km and CO2 emissions 144 grams per kilometer. About a accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h causes the auto 7.6 seconds and the top speed is 235 km / h. When the A8 Hybrid goes into production is not yet known.
2017 Audi A8 L
On April 16, 2010, the A8 L long wheelbase was announced that on April 23 in Beijing unveiled in China. The wheelbase of the extended A8 increased by 130 mm to 3122 mm with respect to the normal A8 leading to a total length of 5,267 mm. The A8 L has also introduced a thoroughly revamped W12 engine. The capacity has been increased from 6.0 to 6.3-liter engine features direct fuel injection (FSI). Thus, the maximum power increased up to 500 horsepower and torque up to 625 Nm at 3250 rpm. Along with the new 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission, this makes the 2017 Audi A8 L W12 in 4.9 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h acceleration.
The power consumption according to Audi decreased by 12% to 12.0 liters/100 km. The engine range of the A8 L is later expanded with the 3.0 TFSI V6 and 4.2 V8 FSI petrol and 3.0 TDI V6 and 4.2 V8 TDI engines. From the model year 2013, the 4.2FSI will be replaced by a 4.0TFSI with 309kW/420PK and 600nm. The standard will be equal to that of the 4.2FSI