Audi confirms series production of sub 148g/km A8 model
The Audi flagship model is designed as a highly efficient parallel hybrid. Its 2.0-litre TFSI engine, which has been modified in some areas, generates an output of 211PS and makes a 350Nm torque peak available between 1,500 and 4,200rpm. The combustion engine works together with a disc-shaped electric motor which generates 40 kW (54 PS) and 210Nm.
According to the provisional figures generated by early-stage tests, the Audi A8 hybrid will be capable of reaching 62mph from rest in 7.7 seconds and continuing to a top speed of 146mph while returning in excess of 44mpg in the EU combined cycle test, along with CO2 emissions of less than 148g/km.
The Audi A8 hybrid can drive at up to 62mph (completely local emissions-free) purely on electric power and has a range of up to 1.86 miles at a constant 37mph.
The A8 gives the driver a choice of three modes: The “EV” setting gives priority to the electric drive, while the “D” option efficiently controls both the engine and the electric motor. The “S” mode and the tiptronic gate place the emphasis on optimal acceleration.For more of the latest industry news, click here.