Ground-Breaking New Audi A8 Models Take To UK Roads

Audi A8 L 6.0 quattro

Audi A8

V6 petrol, EU4 TDI and W12 engines, multitronic CVT transmissionand front-wheel-drive for UK A8 range
  • New A8 models featuring 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol, 6.0-litre 12-cylinder petrol and 3.0-litre six-cylinder TDI engines all available for UK ordering
  • Common rail 3.0-litre TDI creates the first ever EU4-compliant
D-segment diesel
  • 3.0-litre petrol model is the world’s first luxury saloon to feature Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), maximising performance and fuel economy
  • Potent 6.0-litre model features striking and exclusive single frame grille design and unique engine with ‘W’ cylinder formation
  • 3.0-litre petrol: 220PS @ 6,300rpm, 300Nm @ 3,200rpm, 0-62mph in 7.9 secs, max speed 150mph, combined mpg 29.1
  • 3.0-litre TDI: 233PS @ 4,000rpm, 450Nm from 1,400 to 3,250rpm
  • 0-62mph in 7.8 secs, max speed 150mph, combined mpg 32.8
  • 6.0-litre petrol: 450PS @ 6,200rpm, 580Nm @ 4,000rpm, 0-62mph in 5.2 secs, max speed 155mph (governed), combined mpg 19.0

Three important new petrol and TDI models set to advance the art of the luxury car have just completed the Audi A8 range in the UK. The new A8 3.0, priced from £46,175 OTR, is notable as the first ever luxury saloon to reap the benefits of step-less continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), bringing major gains in performance, fuel economy and emissions.

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Published 22 April 2004 Melanie Carter
 

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