V6 petrol and EU4 TDI engines, multitronic CVT transmission and front-wheel-drive
are new departures for the latest A8
- New A8 models featuring 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol and TDI
engines make their international débuts at the 2003 Frankfurt
- Common rail 3.0-litre TDI creates the first ever EU4-compliant
- 3.0-litre petrol model is the world’s first luxury saloon
to feature Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), maximising
performance and fuel economy
- 3.0-litre petrol: 220PS @ 6,300rpm, 300Nm @ 3,200rpm, 0-62mph
in 7.9 secs, max speed 150mph, combined mpg 29.4
- 3.0-litre TDI: 233PS @ 4,000rpm, 450Nm from 1,400 to 3,250rpm,
0-62mph in 7.8 secs, max speed 151mph, combined mpg 3
Two key advances in the evolution of the luxury car will be made by
Audi at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show, where the new V6-powered A8
3.0 and A8 3.0 TDI quattro models are set to make their world débuts
on September 9th.
The new six-cylinder A8 3.0 TDI quattro will be notable as the world’s first D-segment diesel saloon to meet the tougher EU4 emissions regulations applicable from 2005, reducing running costs for business users by eliminating the 3 per cent diesel tax premium for UK drivers.
Published : 25/08/03 Author : Melanie Carter
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