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The third generation of top model Audi A8 was presented on November 30, 2009 in Miami. Its appearance noticeably demonstrates harmonious synthesis of dynamics and elegance. At the same time characteristic Audi design philosophy catches the eye, immediately stating the belonging of a vehicle to the brand. Sports temperament is well expressed in the coupe style roof line. The car is characterized by long wheelbase, short front and rear overhangs, a relatively small height – all this emphasizes the dynamics.
From Audi A8 Review you will find out lots of news about the late update, namely: the third-generation of Audi A8 has updated a set of bonus systems that are part of the standard equipment. It is presented with the following features: full-LED headlights with automatic high beam, the MMI touch panel and handwriting recognition, collision avoidance system, broadband internet access, etc. The motor line was presented in a wide range of petrol and diesel engines as well as hybrid propulsion system, first introduced in the 2010 model at the Geneva Motor Show.
The equipment Audi A8 includes alloy wheels, xenon headlights, sunroof, navigation system and MMI interface, cruise control, leather upholstery, power front seats (16 settings), heated front and rear seats, dual-zone climate control, parking with rearview camera, keyless access, door closers, Bose sound system with 12 speakers and surround sound, including satellite radio, Bluetooth, iPod connection and CD-changer. Version Audi A8 L W12 has four zone climate control, ventilation and massage function in the front seats, four-way lumbar adjustment for all passengers. In subsequent updates, in addition to changes in the exterior design and the interior, great attention was paid to further improvement in the sound insulation (in particular, double acoustic glass) and the introduction of the latest innovative achievements. Many previously optional features are now included in the standard equipment. MMI System Monitor has received an 8-inch display.
Offered initially V8 petrol engine 4.2-liter uses direct injection technology FSI, with a power of 372 hp it requires 9.5 liters of fuel per 100 km. With a maximum torque of 445 Nm it allows the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in just 5.7 seconds. The three-liter V6 TFSI supercharged engine produces 286 hp or 310 hp (since 2012), in the latter case, the car accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.5 seconds. Diesel V8 TDI with turbo charging produces 350 hp and also gives the car a good momentum - 5.5 seconds for acceleration. The most powerful options of the offers for different market - a W12 6,3 liter (500 horsepower, 4.4 seconds acceleration) and 4-liter V8 TFSI (520 hp, 4.2 seconds, respectively). The exception among the multi-cylinder engines has become a hybrid engine, based on the inline four-cylinder 2.0 TFSI power of 211 hp and paired with a 54-horsepower (40 kW) electric motor, together producing 245 hp and 353 Nm of torque.
A8 is one of the most technologically advanced vehicles on the part of security. Audi designers have continued the development of technology for building the body Audi Space Frame with rigid aluminum frame, with this the static torsional rigidity has increased significantly compared to its predecessor. In addition to secure body, Audi A8 can offer the system of standard ABS, traction control and stabilization, ten airbags, active head restraints. Additional driver assistance package includes blind spot monitoring system, assistant for staying in a lane, automatic parking system, and adaptive cruise control.
The simplest modification of the Audi A8 offers a front-wheel drive, while the main competitors have the rear-wheel drive. With its dimensions Audi A8 is characterized by excellent behavior on the road and handling, especially in the presence of all-wheel drive Quattro. Compared with the previous generation the engine power supply is increased, while the fuel consumption and emissions went down. Moreover, in its class Audi A8 features a very low noise level.
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