Audi A8 News

  • 2019 Audi A8

    Audi may have taken an evolutionary approach to the design of the newest, largest luxury sedan, but it is positioning the car as a technical force to be reckoned with. The 2019 Audi A8 ushers in a new era for the German luxury brand—starting now, every single model will soon feature a mild-hybrid system. That hardware begins with the range-topping A8, which utilizes a belt-driven alternator-starter at the core of the 48-volt hybrid unit. DON'T MISS: Audi confirms (again) 3 electric cars on the market by 2020 The system allows the A8 to coast with the engine turned off, saving fuel. Audi...

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    Germany investigates possible Audi diesel emission cheats

    Just as the Volkswagen Group begins to wind down its diesel scandal in the United States, things may be ramping up in Europe. A German government task force discovered a new type of defeat device in Audi vehicles, which allows the cars to cheat emission tests. Both V-6 and V-8 powered Audi A8...

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    Audi Patent Reveals Plan For Four-Cylinder Engine As Smooth As Six Or V-8

    There's a reason people like big, multi-cylinder engines and it isn't just about the noise they make or how much power they produce. It's also to do with smoothness. And it's one reason some people are worried about the latest trend for downsized four-cylinder units, as they begin appearing in...

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    Audi Confirms V-6 Diesel For Plug-In Hybrid A8 Sedan

    Audi has revealed more details of its second major plug-in hybrid drivetrain, set to appear first in the upcoming Audi A8 e-tron luxury sedan. The German automaker has chosen to go down the diesel route with its larger plug-in hybrid setup, which Auto Express reveals will use a new 3.0-liter V-6...

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    Lighter Composite Wheels Cut Weight Of New 2015 Audi A8

    Lighter wheels could help improve this big luxury sedan's fuel economy.

  • 2013 Audi A8 TDI
    2014 Audi A8 TDI Pricing & EPA Fuel Economy

    Audi's A8 L may be a big vehicle, but with one of Audi's famed TDI engines under the hood, you know it's unlikely to drink fuel like a big vehicle. That TDI engine is a 3.0-liter V-6, developing 240 horsepower and a chunky 406 pounds-feet of torque. Despite the performance on offer--60 mph will...

  • 2011 Audi A8 L

    For some time, German luxury automaker Audi has been one of the few automakers to offer clean diesel cars to the U.S. market. But until Audi announced plans back in March last year to offer diesel-engined options for every new Audi sold in the U.S. by 2015, the only diesel Audis you could buy were the Audi Q7 TDI SUV, or the compact, VW Golf-based Audi A3 Hatchback. Not for much longer. At this week’s 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Audi bosses confirmed that the 2013 Audi A8 family would get its own clean-diesel option in the form of its 3.0-liter V-6 TDI turbodiesel engine. Most likely the...

  • 2012 Audi A8 Hybrid
    Audi A8 Hybrid: For Europe In 2012, For U.S. Sometime Later, Maybe

    Historically, German automakers were slow to move into hybrid-electric vehicles, relying exclusively on diesel engines to boost fuel efficiency. That's in the past, though, and the Volkswagen Group is aggressively spreading its hybrid powertrain across models from many of its brands. But while VW...

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    2010 Geneva Motor Show: New Green Production Cars

    No, sadly, we're not at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, underway this week in Switzerland. But we've been keeping close tabs on the introductions via our colleagues throughout the High Gear Media network. Here's our list of the green cars shown at Geneva that are headed for production. Most of them...

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