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The third generation of Audi's flagship, the A8, was launched in November 2009 at Miami and in 2013 it received a facelift that added more stance on the road and more grunt under the hood.

The Audi A8 was already famous due to its appearance in various movies. The first generation starred in the Ronin while new generations appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Avengers: Age of Ultron. But even hero's cars need an update from time to time. And in 2013 it was about time.

The facelift featured new headlights, named Matrix-Led. The headlamp was built by Hella and the LEDs were made by Osram. With their power combined, the final result was a spectacular flow of light in front of the car, but without side-effects for the oncoming drivers. The grille was redesigned as well. In the rear, the most noticeable detail was the exhaust tips, which was trapezoidal and not round as the pre-facelifted version. Moreover, the navigation system and the headlights computer communicated and the car could lit a curve before the driver even turn the steering wheel.

Inside, there was a new MMI (multi media interface) system for the 2014 A8. It featured an LTE WiFi modem that could offer instant access to up to eight devices. The genuine leather upholstery was standard, but for those who wished, there was a vegetable-tanned unicum leather.

The A8 facelift was fitted with a choice of diesel and gasoline engines. While all of the diesel versions were single or bi-turbo, for the gasoline units some were naturally aspirated.

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AUDI A8 (D4) 2013 - 2017
  3 gasoline engines
  • 3.0L V6 TFSI quattro 8AT (290 HP)
  • 4.0L TFSI Quattro (420 HP)
  • 4.2L V8 FSI quattro 8AT (371 HP)
  4 diesel engines
  • 3.0L V6 TDI Clean Diesel quattro (250 HP)
  • 3.0L V6 TDI quattro (204 HP)
  • 3.0L V6 TDI quattro (250 HP)
  • 4.2L V8 TDI quattro (351 HP)
  1 hybrid engine
  • 2.0L TFSI Hybrid (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
21.7 gallons (82.1 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 (420 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.0L TFSI Quattro (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
21.7 gallons (82.1 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
21.7 gallons (82.1 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 (250 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L V6 TDI Clean Diesel quattro (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
21.7 gallons (82.1 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 (204 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L V6 TDI quattro (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
21.7 gallons (82.1 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 (250 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L V6 TDI quattro (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
21.7 gallons (82.1 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 (351 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.2L V8 TDI quattro (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
21.7 gallons (82.1 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 (211 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L TFSI Hybrid (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
Electrical motor power
39.7 kw (54 hp)
Electrical motor torque
154.9 lb-ft (210 Nm)
Total maximum power
180.2 kw (245 hp)
Total maximum torque
354 lb-ft (480 Nm)
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Hybrid
Fuel capacity
20.6 gallons (78.0 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) with electromotor
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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