The A8 is really a full-size luxury 4-door sedan manufactured by Audi. This model originally came in 1994, like a successor of Audi V8. During this time period We‘ve seen three generations of them. Current model was presented in 2009, while serial production begun in 2010. This model remains under production. The 2013 model year received some updates, while 2014 year model came like a mid-cycle refresh version. Next generation of the luxury sedan Isn‘t expected to come before 2017, so 2016 Audi A8 won’t include big changes. However, to “standard” A8 models. On another side 2016 year model will include new hybrid system, which will certainly be used also for other future models of the German car manufacturer.
2016 Audi A8 specs
Once it is about “standard” 2016 Audi A8, you shouldn‘t expect anything special, once it is about new things. This model will certainly be pretty much a carryover, with pretty much same characteristics as current model. Exterior look will certainly be pretty much a similar as refreshed 2014 year model and It‘ll also feature new LED running lights, and Audi’s all-new Matrix LED forward lighting system. The 2016 Audi A8’s engine line up also will remain unchanged. It is going to be offered by 50 percent options, both with petrol engines.
The bottom model to the U. S. market will use 3. 0 liter V6 that develops 310 horsepower and 324 pound-feet of torque. Another one, more powerful model will use 4. 0 liter V8 engine, and that is good enough for 435 horsepower and 444 pound-feet of torque. Both engines will certainly be paired by having an 8-speed automatic transmission.
2016 Audi A8 E-tron
Well, this really is where 2016 A8 has completely new stuff. This version will include completely new hybrid configuration and it is going to be the very first model to make use of this powertrain. This new configuration is consisted of 3. 0 liter V6 diesel engine and completely new electric hybrid system.
This model may have maximum output of 368 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, while all-electric range will certainly be around 30 miles. The 2016 Audi A8 E-tron is predicted to cost around 95. 000 dollars and, in the meantime, the only real model that‘s considered as potential competitor is Porsche Panamer S E-Hybrid.