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Segment: Upper Premium

Audi's flagship car was the Audi A8 and, in 2010, its features were designed to improve the ride quality and ensure comfortable journeys on any distances.

Even if it looked like it was an expanded A4 or A6, the A8 had few details that could show the difference. But according to some Audi studies, their owners were looking for a limousine that looked like a lower model, just to go under the radar.

The exterior look started with the single-frame grille that made Audi fans go crazy around the world. They loved it. The A8's headlights were with xenon and LED, to enhance the visibility at corners and the foglights were incorporated into the main lamp. In the bumper, where the foglights used to be, there were radars and sensors. The A8 was built on the Audi Space Frame concept with aluminum body structure just to be lighter.

Inside, the luxurious A8 featured an innovative infotainment unit with pop-up tweeters on the dashboard that was open for a better sound experience. The infotainment screen was also retractable into the dashboard, to not ruin the clean lines of the design. On the center console, a touch-pad was installed to control the infotainment system. Special detail was given to the shape of the gear-selector for the 8-speed automatic transmission, that looked like a throttle for an airplane.

The A8 had engines and transmissions for all the purposes. It had a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel with front-wheel-drive to be used for, let's say, VIP shuttle, or a mighty 6.3-liter W12 engine. To enhance comfort, the A8 was fitted with air-suspension.

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AUDI A8 (D4) 2010 - 2013
  3 gasoline engines
  • 3.0L V6 TFSI quattro 8AT (290 HP)
  • 4.0L TFSI Quattro 8AT (420 HP)
  • 4.2L V8 FSI quattro 8AT (371 HP)
  4 diesel engines
  • 3.0L V6 TDI Clean Diesel quattro 8AT (250 HP)
  • 3.0L V6 TDI quattro 8AT (204 HP)
  • 3.0L V6 TDI quattro 8AT (250 HP)
  • 4.2L V8 TDI quattro 8AT (351 HP)
  1 hybrid engine
  • 2.0L TFSI Hybrid 8AT (211 HP)

AUDI A8 (D4) 3.0L V6 TFSI quattro 8AT (290 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L V6 TFSI quattro 8AT (290 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
2995 cm3
Power
213 KW @ 4850-6500 RPM
290 HP @ 4850-6500 RPM
286 BHP @ 4850-6500 RPM
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 2500-4850 RPM
420 Nm @ 2500-4850 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged direct injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
23.8 gallons (90.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
6.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic (Tiptronic)
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/60 R17 102 Y
DIMENSIONS
Length
202.2 in (5136 mm)
Width
76.7 in (1948 mm)
Height
57.5 in (1461 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.7/64.4 in (1,643/1,636 mm)
Wheelbase
117.8 in (2992 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
18 cuFT (510 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.27
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4034.5 lbs (1830 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5555.7 lbs (2520 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
18.2 mpg US (12.9 L/100Km)
Highway
34.1 mpg US (6.9 L/100Km)
Combined
25.9 mpg US (9.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
213 g/km

AUDI A8 (D4) 4.0L TFSI Quattro 8AT (420 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.0L TFSI Quattro 8AT (420 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
3993 cm3
Power
309 KW @ 5000 RPM
420 HP @ 5000 RPM
414 BHP @ 5000 RPM
Torque
443 lb-ft @ 1500-4500 RPM
601 Nm @ 1500-4500 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged direct injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
23.8 gallons (90.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
4.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic (Tiptronic)
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/60 R17 102Y
DIMENSIONS
Length
202.2 in (5136 mm)
Width
76.7 in (1948 mm)
Height
57.5 in (1461 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.7/64.4 in (1,643/1,636 mm)
Wheelbase
117.8 in (2992 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
18 cuFT (510 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.26
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4343 lbs (1970 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5611 lbs (2545 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
18 mpg US (13.1 L/100Km)
Highway
32 mpg US (7.4 L/100Km)
Combined
25 mpg US (9.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
219 g/km

AUDI A8 (D4) 4.2L V8 FSI quattro 8AT (371 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.2L V8 FSI quattro 8AT (371 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
4163 cm3
Power
273 KW @ 6800 RPM
371 HP @ 6800 RPM
366 BHP @ 6800 RPM
Torque
328 lb-ft @ 3500 RPM
445 Nm @ 3500 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged direct injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
23.8 gallons (90.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic (Tiptronic)
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/60 R17 102Y
DIMENSIONS
Length
202.2 in (5136 mm)
Width
76.7 in (1948 mm)
Height
57.5 in (1461 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.7/64.4 in (1,643/1,636 mm)
Wheelbase
117.8 in (2992 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
18 cuFT (510 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.26
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4045.5 lbs (1835 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5566 lbs (2525 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
17.7 mpg US (13.3 L/100Km)
Highway
32.7 mpg US (7.2 L/100Km)
Combined
24.7 mpg US (9.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
219 g/km

AUDI A8 (D4) 3.0L V6 TDI Clean Diesel quattro 8AT (250 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L V6 TDI Clean Diesel quattro 8AT (250 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
2967 cm3
Power
184 KW @ 4000-4500 RPM
250 HP @ 4000-4500 RPM
247 BHP @ 4000-4500 RPM
Torque
406 lb-ft @ 1500-3000 RPM
550 Nm @ 1500-3000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged common rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
23.8 gallons (90.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
6.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic (Tiptronic)
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/60 R17 102 Y
DIMENSIONS
Length
202.2 in (5136 mm)
Width
76.7 in (1948 mm)
Height
57.5 in (1461 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.7/64.4 in (1,643/1,636 mm)
Wheelbase
117.8 in (2992 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
18 cuFT (510 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.27
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4056.5 lbs (1840 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5577.7 lbs (2530 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
29 mpg US (8.1 L/100Km)
Highway
42 mpg US (5.6 L/100Km)
Combined
37 mpg US (6.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
169 g/km

AUDI A8 (D4) 3.0L V6 TDI quattro 8AT (204 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L V6 TDI quattro 8AT (204 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
2967 cm3
Power
152 KW @ 3750-4500 RPM
207 HP @ 3750-4500 RPM
204 BHP @ 3750-4500 RPM
Torque
295 lb-ft @ 1250-3500 RPM
400 Nm @ 1250-3500 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged common rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
23.8 gallons (90.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
146 mph (235 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic (Tiptronic)
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/60 R17 102 Y
DIMENSIONS
Length
202.2 in (5136 mm)
Width
76.7 in (1948 mm)
Height
57.5 in (1461 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.7/64.4 in (1,643/1,636 mm)
Wheelbase
117.8 in (2992 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
18 cuFT (510 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.27
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4123 lbs (1870 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5523 lbs (2505 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
32 mpg US (7.4 L/100Km)
Highway
46 mpg US (5.1 L/100Km)
Combined
40 mpg US (5.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
155 g/km

AUDI A8 (D4) 3.0L V6 TDI quattro 8AT (250 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L V6 TDI quattro 8AT (250 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
2967 cm3
Power
184 KW @ 4000-4500 RPM
250 HP @ 4000-4500 RPM
247 BHP @ 4000-4500 RPM
Torque
406 lb-ft @ 1500-3000 RPM
550 Nm @ 1500-3000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged common rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
23.8 gallons (90.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
6.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic (Tiptronic)
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/60 R17 102 Y
DIMENSIONS
Length
202.2 in (5136 mm)
Width
76.7 in (1948 mm)
Height
57.5 in (1461 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.7/64.4 in (1,643/1,636 mm)
Wheelbase
117.8 in (2992 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
18 cuFT (510 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.27
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4056.5 lbs (1840 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5577.7 lbs (2530 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
29.4 mpg US (8 L/100Km)
Highway
40.6 mpg US (5.8 L/100Km)
Combined
35.6 mpg US (6.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
174 g/km

AUDI A8 (D4) 4.2L V8 TDI quattro 8AT (351 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.2L V8 TDI quattro 8AT (351 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
4134 cm3
Power
258 KW @ 4000 RPM
351 HP @ 4000 RPM
346 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
590 lb-ft @ 1750-2750 RPM
800 Nm @ 1750-2750 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged common rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
23.8 gallons (90.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic (Tiptronic)
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/55 R18 104 Y
DIMENSIONS
Length
202.2 in (5136 mm)
Width
76.7 in (1948 mm)
Height
57.5 in (1461 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.7/64.4 in (1,643/1,636 mm)
Wheelbase
117.8 in (2992 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
18 cuFT (510 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.27
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4398 lbs (1995 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5864 lbs (2660 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
23 mpg US (10.2 L/100Km)
Highway
38.5 mpg US (6.1 L/100Km)
Combined
30.9 mpg US (7.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
199 g/km

AUDI A8 (D4) 2.0L TFSI Hybrid 8AT (211 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L TFSI Hybrid 8AT (211 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1984 cm3
Power
155 KW @ 4300-6000 RPM
211 HP @ 4300-6000 RPM
208 BHP @ 4300-6000 RPM
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1500-4200 RPM
350 Nm @ 1500-4200 RPM
Total maximum power
177.3 kw (241 hp)
Total maximum torque
354 lb-ft (480 Nm)
Fuel System
Turbocharged direct injection
Fuel
Hybrid
Fuel capacity
23.8 gallons (90.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
146 mph (235 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic (Tiptronic)
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
255/45 R 19
DIMENSIONS
Length
202.2 in (5136 mm)
Width
76.7 in (1948 mm)
Height
57.5 in (1461 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.7/64.4 in (1,643/1,636 mm)
Wheelbase
117.8 in (2992 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
18 cuFT (510 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.26
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4288 lbs (1945 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5556 lbs (2520 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
37 mpg US (6.4 L/100Km)
Highway
38 mpg US (6.2 L/100Km)
Combined
37 mpg US (6.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
147 g/km
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