Audi A8 Hybrid Official Photos and Specifications
Audi revealed their brand new A8 and the A8 Hybrid concept in a couple of days in Switzerland.
Audi called the A8 hybrid a “near-production concept,”. And from the photos you can see the final result is a car that is almost ready for production. They are a couple of differences between the standard A8 and the hybrid like a new front spoiler and unique 21-inch wheels with two-tone rims and three-dimensional surface areas.
2011 Audi A8 Official Specifications
The 2011 A8 Hybrid will be powered by the 2.0-liter TFSI engine and a small electric motor. The 2.0 TFSI will produce a 155 kW (211 PS / 208 hp) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft), while the electric motor will help producing around 33 kW (45 PS / 44 hp) and 211 Nm (156 lb-ft) of torque. Together, they will have combined power of 180 kW (245 PS / 241 hp) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque which is enough because the A8 is the most lightest in it’s class and because of that the performance features are very good. From 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) takes only 7.6 seconds and the top speed is 235 km/h (146 mph) and the fuel consumption will be a unbelievable 6.2 l/100km (38 mpg US) while CO2 emissions are 144 grams per km (232 g/mile).
Audi said that, “The hybrid drive is designed for fully electric-powered driving up to 65 km/h (40 mph) and for a distance exceeding two kilometers. And when the A8 starts moving the 2.0 TFSI and the electric motor will work together to suit varying power demands. Above 65 km/h (40 mph) the combustion engine alone does all the propulsive work, while the electric motor supplies onboard users and recharges the battery.”