Audi is introducing an exclusive special edition of its flagship. The A8 Audi exclusive concept with W12 engine (500 hp/368 kW) will be built at the quattro GmbH facility in Neckarsulm. The small-series production model, which is scheduled to begin rolling off the assembly line in March 2014, is strictly limited to 50 units. Continue reading The A8 Audi exclusive concept
Superior design, hand-built quality, systematic lightweight construction and an abundance of high-end technologies: Audi presents the comprehensively updated A8, its successful flagship, at the IAA in Frankfurt am Main. The engine lineup has once again become more powerful and efficient; new assistance systems and the innovative Matrix LED headlights make driving more composed than ever. Continue reading More composed than ever – the new Audi A8
Scheduled to launch in 2012, the Audi A8 hybrid combines the best of two worlds. Its gasoline engine – a 2.0 TFSI – and an electric motor develop peak output of 180 kW (245 hp) and 480 Nm (345.03 lb-ft) of torque for short periods of time. The luxury sedan can travel up to a speed of 100 km/h (62.14 mph) on electric power alone, and covers around three kilometers (1.86 miles) with zero local emissions at a speed of 60 km/h (37.28 mph). In the standard test cycle, it consumes less than 6.4 liters per 100 km (36.75 US mpg), which corresponds to CO2 emissions of less than 148 grams per km (238.18 g/mile). Please note that these are provisional figures.
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Audi has once again raised the bar with regard to body manufacturing. In the scope of the 12th International Car-Body Benchmarking Conference, the Audi A8 surged ahead to win the Euro Car Body Award – the world’s most distinguished award for innovations in body manufacturing. Over 500 experts and a jury of specialists gave top scores to Audi’s top-of-the-range model.
Leading body-manufacturing experts convene once a year in Bad Nauheim, Germany. Here they discuss trends as well as scrutinize numerous body shells and series-production vehicles prior to the conference highlight: selecting the world’s most innovative series-built body. In late October, 520 specialists from 22 countries attended this year’s event, organized by the Automotive Circle International. Along with a jury of specialists, they evaluated 14 of the latest series-production vehicles. The result? The Audi A8 was not only victorious, but also set a new record by earning 41.11 out of a possible 50 points to secure first place with ease.
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Passengers in the front and rear can simultaneously access the Internet through the car’s integrated WLAN module and via UMTS, using up to eight terminal devices such as laptops, Apple iPads or netbooks.
Wireless surfing, accessing information, data and e-mails from company networks, and downloading the latest apps for the iPad – passengers in the front and rear can conveniently and securely use all of these features while traveling in the Audi A8, just as if they were in their own office. WPA2 encryption provides the necessary security for the transfer of data.
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