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In the pursuit of getting a chunk from the premium market, Audi struggled to launch a competitor for the BMW 7 Series and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

This is how the Audi A8 was launched. And, since both other Germans had a long wheelbase version, it decided to build one by themselves. This is how the A8 L appeared.

But if they want a chunk instead of a slice, they have to be creative. And so they are with the introduction of the 2017 generation of the A8, the car has now semi-autonomous driving. On the highway in traffic jams, the driver can take a nap while the car stop and go with speeds up to 60 kph (37 mph) and turns by itself. As soon as the traffic clears and the speed is going above the limit, the driver has to take control of the wheel.

The luxurious interior, with a long, 3.12 meter (123.1 in) long wheelbase offers a big interior, especially for the rear seats. The high technology featured inside the car helps the driver, or the passengers have a relaxed trip.

For the engines, the pinnacle of it is the plug-in hybrid version. That, with its belt-driven starter-generator altogether with the 3.0-liter V6 TFSI engine, is summing up a total of 450 hp and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque.

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AUDI A8 L 2017 - Present
  1 gasoline engine
  • 3.0L 55 V6 TFSI quattro 8AT AWD (340 HP)
  1 diesel engine
  • 3.0L 50 TDI quattro 8AT (286 HP)
  1 hybrid gasoline engine
  • 3.0L 60 TFSI e quattro 8AT (449 HP)
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AUDI A8 L Brochure (GER)

AUDI A8 L 3.0L 55 V6 TFSI quattro 8AT AWD (340 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L 55 V6 TFSI quattro 8AT AWD (340 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
2995 cm3
Power
250 KW @ 5000-6400 RPM
340 HP @ 5000-6400 RPM
335 BHP @ 5000-6400 RPM
Torque
369 lb-ft @ 1370-4500 RPM
500 Nm @ 1370-4500 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
19 gallons (71.9 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
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/55 R 18
DIMENSIONS
Length
208.7 in (5301 mm)
Width
76.6 in (1946 mm)
Height
58.5 in (1486 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.7/64.3 in (1,643/1,633 mm)
Wheelbase
123.1 in (3127 mm)
Cargo Volume
17.8 cuFT (504 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4453 lbs (2020 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
6052 lbs (2745 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
22.8 mpg US (10.3 L/100Km)
Highway
36.8 mpg US (6.4 L/100Km)
Combined
31.4 mpg US (7.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
178 g/km

AUDI A8 L 3.0L 50 TDI quattro 8AT (286 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L 50 TDI quattro 8AT (286 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
2967 cm3
Power
210.4 KW @ 3700-4000 RPM
286 HP @ 3700-4000 RPM
282 BHP @ 3700-4000 RPM
Torque
443 lb-ft @ 1250-3250 RPM
600 Nm @ 1250-3250 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
19 gallons (71.9 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic (tiptronic)
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/55 R 18
DIMENSIONS
Length
208.7 in (5301 mm)
Width
76.6 in (1946 mm)
Height
58.5 in (1486 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.7/64.3 in (1,643/1,633 mm)
Wheelbase
123.1 in (3127 mm)
Cargo Volume
17.8 cuFT (504 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4575 lbs (2075 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5952 lbs (2700 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
36.8 mpg US (6.4 L/100Km)
Highway
42.8 mpg US (5.5 L/100Km)
Combined
40.6 mpg US (5.8 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
152 g/km

AUDI A8 L 3.0L 60 TFSI e quattro 8AT (449 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L 60 TFSI e quattro 8AT (449 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
2995 cm3
Power
250.1 KW @ 5000-6400 RPM
340 HP @ 5000-6400 RPM
335 BHP @ 5000-6400 RPM
Torque
369 lb-ft @ 1370-4500 RPM
500 Nm @ 1370-4500 RPM
Electrical motor power
100 kw (136 hp)
Electrical motor torque
258.1 lb-ft (350 Nm)
Total maximum power
330.2 kw (449 hp)
Total maximum torque
516.3 lb-ft (700 Nm)
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Hybrid Gasoline
Fuel capacity
17.2 gallons (65.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
4.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic (tiptronic)
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
255/45 R19 104Y XL
DIMENSIONS
Length
208.7 in (5301 mm)
Width
76.6 in (1946 mm)
Height
58.5 in (1486 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.7/64.3 in (1,643/1,633 mm)
Wheelbase
123.1 in (3127 mm)
Cargo Volume
13.8 cuFT (391 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.26
Turning circle
42.3 ft (12.9 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
5137 lbs (2330 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
6437 lbs (2920 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
94.1 mpg US (2.5 L/100Km)
POWER SYSTEM SPECS
Nominal Capacity
14.1 kWh
Range
28.6 miles (46.0 km)
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