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Luxury meets efficiency: a Audi A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro

* Fuel expenditure and CO2 emission total given in ranges count on a apparatus selected
** The common fuel expenditure values of all models named and accessible on a German marketplace can be found in a list supposing during a finish of this MediaInfo.

Locally emissions-free and scarcely wordless in a city, absolute and sporty on nation roads, assured on long-distance journeys: The A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro** impresses with a versatile character. With this vehicle, Audi is introducing a plug-in hybrid expostulate to a oppulance category and consistently stability a foundation strategy. The A8 L several of a new model, that measures 5.30 meters (17.4 ft) with a extended wheelbase, will be introduced to a European markets in a fall. The A8 as plug-in hybrid with normal wheelbase will be accessible a few weeks later. The Audi A7 Sportback** and a Q5 50 TFSI e quattro** and Q5 55 TFSI e quattro** SUVs have already been accessible on a marketplace given September.

Powered by dual hearts: an fit explosion engine and a absolute electric motor

A 3.0 TFSI generates thrust in a A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro. The turbocharged V6 direct-injection engine with a gasoline particulate filter delivers an outlay of 250 kW (340 PS) and 500 Nm (368.8 lb-ft) of torque (combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km*: 2.72.5 (87.1 – 94.1 US mpg); total electric appetite expenditure in kWh/100 km*: 21.2 – 20.9; total CO2 emissions in g/km*: 6157* (98.2 – 91.7 g/mi)). It is approved according to a latest glimmer customary Euro 6d temp. A henceforth vehement synchronous appurtenance (PSM) with a rise outlay of 100 kW and a rise torque of 350 Nm (258.1 lb-ft) serves as a electric drive.
It is integrated together with a purchase in a eight-gear tiptronic, that transmits a appetite to all 4 wheels around a quattro permanent all-wheel drive.

The appetite wiring translates a approach stream from a high-voltage battery (HV) into three-phase stream to appetite a electric motor. During recuperation, it functions as an alternator and feeds approach stream behind to a lithium-ion battery. The battery is positioned underneath a luggage cell building and consists of 104 tote cells that are allocated to 8 modules. The HV battery stores 14.1 kWh of appetite and delivers a voltage of 385 V. Its cooling circuit is connected to both a coolant circuit for a atmosphere conditioning complement and a low-temperature circuit, that also incorporates a electric engine and appetite electronics. In sequence to serve boost appetite efficiency, a customary four-zone excellent involuntary atmosphere conditioning works with a feverishness pump, that uses a rubbish feverishness of a high-voltage components.

The Audi A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro delivers a complement appetite of 330 kW (449 PS) and 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) of torque (combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km*: 2.72.5 (87.1 – 94.1 US mpg); total electric appetite expenditure in kWh/100 km*: 21.2 – 20.9; total CO2 emissions in g/km*: 6157* (98.2 – 91.7 g/mi)). This high complement torque is already accessible during 1,250 rpm, that is usually above idle speed. When both motors work together in boost mode, a flagship quietly accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.9 seconds and reaches an electronically governed tip speed of 250 km/h (155.3 mph). In suitability with a WLTP standard, a plug-in A8 consumes usually 2.5 liters (94.1 US gal) of fuel per 100 kilometers. The Audi A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro** can expostulate on electric appetite adult to a speed of 135 km/h (83.9 mph), and a electric cruising operation in suitability with a WLTP customary is adult to 46 kilometers (28.6 mi). In many countries, a owners advantage from taxation advantages or community highway privileges such as giveaway parking or pushing in a train lane.

Intelligent expostulate modes and a updated predictive potency assistant

The pushing devise of a plug-in hybrid expostulate is designed such that drivers of a A8 can cover a vast territory of their daily journeys on electric power. The “EV” soothing pivotal in a reduce of a dual MMI displays allows them to confirm either and how they wish to adjust a communication of a dual motors during any time. The oppulance sedan with plug-in hybrid starts in “EV” mode, where it drives on quite electric power. The explosion engine is intent usually when a motorist depresses a accelerator pedal over a specific resistance. The vigour prove is non-static and formed on a appetite from a electric expostulate that is now available.

“Hybrid” mode offers dual handling modes: “Auto” and “Hold”. In “Auto” mode, a predictive handling devise is activated automatically when track superintendence is started in a MMI navigation and (standard equipment). In addition, a battery assign is widespread cleverly and optimally along a route, with vast electric portions in a city and in stop-and-go traffic. Generally speaking, a predictive handling devise endeavors to expostulate as distant as probable on electric appetite and to use a accessible battery assign totally by a time a finish is reached.

“Hold” mode pursues a opposite strategy: Here, a accessible assign state of a battery is kept during a stream turn with usually minimal fluctuations by means of recuperation and by changeable a bucket point, i.e. with targeted adjustments to a government of a 3.0 TFSI. Following a long-distance tour that is driven a required way, for example, this allows a successive civic expostulate to be lonesome on quite electric power, i.e. though emissions and scarcely silent.

The handling devise of a Audi A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro** uses several pieces of information to devise a government of a drives. The categorical concentration here is always on optimizing float comfort and appetite consumption, as good as gripping CO2 emissions to a minimum. When it comes to formulation long-distance journeys, a devise takes a length and form of a track as good as online trade information and a driver’s pushing character into account. In a short-term forecast, a customary predictive potency support (PEA) complement contributes information from a evident sourroundings taken from a navigation data, for instance speed limits, forms of roads and ascending and downhill gradients. The information from a camera and radar that guard a trade forward is also enclosed here.

The phases in that a motorist takes their feet off a accelerator pedal are also critical for a potency of a Audi A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro**. The PEA takes over a law in such situations. In further to a navigation data, it also takes a stretch to a automobile in front into comment and afterwards decides between freewheeling with a engine switched off and coasting recuperation, i.e. a liberation of kinetic appetite and a acclimatisation into electric energy. The Audi flagship can redeem adult to 25 kW of appetite by coasting recuperation.

The electric engine also performs all light and middle stop operations adult to 0.3 g, that make adult some-more than 90 percent of all stop operations in bland patron driving. It usually works together with a hydraulic circle brakes in box of heavier decelerations. Thanks to worldly excellent tuning, a transition, also famous as “blending,” between a electric and hydraulic brakes is probably imperceptible; a stop pedal can always be modulated precisely and provides good feedback. The Audi A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro achieves adult to 80 kW of recuperation appetite while braking.

When a adaptive journey control (ACC) is active, a PEA assists a motorist not usually with decelerating though also with fuel-efficient acceleration. If a ACC is switched off, a motorist receives prompts that prove when it would be essential to take their feet off a right-hand pedal. The motorist feels an incentive in a active accelerator pedal and sees information displayed in a Audi practical cockpit (standard) and on a head-up arrangement (optional). Detailed symbols, e.g. for intersections, city signs and trade pushing in front, explain a reason for a rebate in speed.

In a Audi practical cockpit and on a arrangement of a customary handling complement MMI hold response, a motorist can perspective a accumulation of information on electric driving: appetite meter, operation and a stream appetite flows of a dual expostulate units. As a executive arrangement element, a appetite scale provides information on a limit electric opening as good as coasting or braking recuperation, for example.

In further to a “EV” soothing key, a motorist of a A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro** has a second approach of conversion a float character: a Audi expostulate name system. With a “comfort,” “efficiency,” “auto,” and “dynamic” modes, a motorist can name a setup of a drive, atmosphere cessation and steering. Depending on a settings, a approach in that a drives work together changes when a motorist depresses a accelerator pedal. When a selector push is in position “S,” a electric engine assists a 3.0 TFSI with a really conspicuous boost duty to boost dynamics and agility. In this case, freewheeling in overshoot mode is blocked; a electric engine so recuperates whenever a feet is taken off a right-hand pedal.

Sound for larger safety: a acoustic automobile alerting system

The Audi A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro** is versed with a fake e-sound as customary to warning pedestrians and cyclists in city traffic. In suitability with a EU guidelines, a acoustic automobile alerting complement (AVAS) can be listened clearly adult to 20 km/h (12.4 mph) and gradually fades out as a speed increases. The sound is generated by a tiny wiring box and outlay by a loudspeaker in a right circle arch.

Convenient: charging during home and on a go

The customary apparatus of a vast plug-in hybrid sedan includes what is famous as a mode 3 wire for open charging terminals. Audi business in Germany can supply their homes with Volkswagen Naturstrom®, that is generated though CO2 emissions and from 100 percent renewable appetite sources. Convenient recharging is also probable on a road. The disdainful Audi e-tron Charging Service provides entrance to some-more than 110,000 charging points in Europe. A singular label is sufficient to start a procedure, regardless of a provider.

Charge government and pre-entry meridian control from a couch: a myAudi app

The myAudi app allows business with an Audi A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro** to use services from a Audi bond offer on their smartphones. They can also check a battery and operation status, start a charging process, module a assign timer and perspective a assign and expenditure statistics. Charging stations are shown both in a myAudi app and in a MMI navigation and (standard equipment) in a car. Another duty in a A8** plug-in hybrid chronicle is pre-entry meridian control before environment off. The electric compressor of a atmosphere conditioning complement and a heater upholder in a automobile use appetite from a high-voltage battery or a hollow to feverishness or cold a interior. And there’s more: The patron can use a pre-entry meridian control to activate a steering wheel, seat, counterpart and front and back window heaters as good as chair movement to fit their particular requirements: around a myAudi app, a timer in a automobile or a automobile key.

Specific pattern sum and state-of-the-art equipment

The elegantly issuing extraneous pattern of a product line is complemented by pointed specific pattern elements in a Audi A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro**. The many eye-catching particular underline of a oppulance sedan with plug-in hybrid expostulate is a light signature that is formed on a Audi e-tron with quite electric drive. There are 5 plane daytime using light segments on a outdoor edges of a parallel atmosphere inlets in a front fender that form a evil signature. There is also a chrome trim on a front fender and chrome inlays in a doorway handles. The back finish is accentuated by a continual diffuser insert and chrome clasp. The Audi A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro** is versed as customary with disdainful 19-inch aluminum wheels whose 5-arm turbine pattern is optimized for aerodynamics.

The atmospheric interior of a Audi A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro** conveys a loose atmosphere of a lush lounge. When it comes to equipment, a possibilities are probably unlimited. The many lush chair is on a newcomer side in a rear: an discretionary decrease chair with many probable settings and a exhilarated footrest with a feet massage function. Audi provides some-more than 30 motorist support systems for a plug-in hybrid sedan that are divided into a City and Tour packages. Lighting options operation adult to HD pattern LED headlights with Audi laser light and OLED back lights.

Orders are now being supposed for a Audi A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro** during a bottom cost in Germany of 109,000 euros. Market introduction starts in a fourth entertain of 2019.

Fuel expenditure of a models listed
(Fuel consumption, CO2 glimmer total and potency classes given in ranges count on a tires/wheels used)

Audi A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km (US mpg): 2.7 – 2.5 (87.1 – 94.1);
Combined electric appetite expenditure in kWh/100 km: 21.2 – 20.9;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km (g/mi): 61 – 57 (98.2 – 91.7)

Audi A7 55 TFSI e quattro
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km (US mpg): 2.1 – 1.9 (112.0 – 123.8);
Combined electric appetite expenditure in kWh/100 km: 18.1 – 17.5;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km (g/mi): 48 – 44 (77.2 – 70.8)

Audi Q5 50 TFSI e quattro
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km (US mpg): 2.4 – 2.0 (98 – 117.6);
Combined electric appetite expenditure in kWh/100 km: 18.8 – 18.1;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km (g/mi): 54 – 46 (86.9 – 74.0)

Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km (US mpg): 2.4 – 2.0 (98 – 117.6);
Combined electric appetite expenditure in kWh/100 km: 19.1 – 17.5;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km (g/mi): 54 – 46 (86.9 – 74.0)