2012 Audi A8 Hybrid

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2012 Audi A8 Hybrid

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When it comes to the hybrid we assume as most of you probably do as that the United States is at the top of the to get whatever hybrid models an builds. That vision is altering for the Germans, though, as is not bringing this A8 Hybrid to the instead favoring Western and particularly Asia.

What is, a nice upgrade to Audi’s efficiency message is that the in this gas-electric A8 is the widely 208-horsepower 2.0-liter TFSI not just a modified V6 or V8 that lower development costs but the price beyond credibility. four-cylinder choice helps both the weight and the price of the In Germany, the A8 Hybrid sells for after all initial taxes. A generously equipped long-wheelbase A8 sells for upwards of €85,400 $105,000 U.S.

Given general pricing on both sides of the ocean and in mind the higher equipment that Americans prefer generally get for cheap), the short-wheelbase would translate to around U.S.

Trunk space from the usual EPA-rated cubic feet to roughly cubes.

If that sounds inexpensive, that’s because the price point in Germany is to sit right around that of a 201-hp A8 3.0 TDI V6, a markedly less less luxurious A8 than is sold in North America. though, the A8 Hybrid and A8 V6 TDI weigh the at 4,125 pounds. Of course, in the States, our base specification is $80k for a 4.2-liter V8 Quattro at least until the promised TFSI V6 arrives.

While the A8 cannot beat the base fuel efficiency, it does slightly lower CO2 emissions an distinction in Europe for insurance Acceleration to 62 mph for both cars is 7.7 and 7.9 seconds. Where the A8 Hybrid falls behind, though, is room.

The high placement of the 84-pound battery pack cuts into trunk space. the usual EPA-rated 13.2 feet of space, chop down to roughly 10.0 using the EPA scale. This of lowbrow mounting strategy for the pack leaves us perplexed: Is the to have four adults a large luxury four-door but them without enough space?

It’s too compromising.

The A8 could claim 37.3-mpg city/highway per U.S. gallon.

The way the A8 drives is understandably very and tranquil when done and most efficiently. Push the car over dynamic stretches of and you are quickly out of the car’s element. is not aided much by the front-wheel-drive and extremely frugal and detached-feeling steering.

To be fair, though, this isn’t a model intended for passionate driving forays point it down the road and go forth in the lap of luxury with or no exterior air noise due to the 0.26 of drag.

Moments when the four-cylinder switches off or on happen and the eight-speed Tiptronic with its 52-hp electric motor is creamy smooth, constantly to slip into eighth for maximum fuel savings. strictly by the European cycle of ratings, the A8 Hybrid could 37.3-mpg average city/highway per gallon. Going by the same scale, I realized an indicated average.

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The cumulative result when are both hammering together in mode under high is 241 hp.

Helping the standard air suspension is a set of 19-inch Goodyear Eagle F1 which, while good are probably not the most efficient for what is otherwise a predominantly luxury car. On the other the aerodynamic Turbine wheelset to the A8 Hybrid is good looking aiding to lower wind

Between the 208-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder and 52-hp electric the cumulative result when are both hammering together in mode under high is 241 hp. The torque figure in this scenario is 354 pound-feet, much of available from a standstill to the push of the electric motor. All that are normally run via mechanical drive from the 2.0-liter are now run electrically via various sensors tell when things to be actuated or not.

These actuators via the high-voltage battery can also keep the control on while the engine is off in mode at traffic lights.

If we at the details and packaging, we’d have to go for the base diesel.

propulsion can happen up to 37 mph under the (and frankly almost conditions, though this can be sustained for about two miles the conventional engine ignites. In the the two power units can do their thing together at up to 100 mph, at point the electric motor out of the equation. Top speed is 146 mph, only in Germany.

Admittedly, we are for all of the big German four-door sedans they deliver so much and power-of-stance. As a passenger or driving the A8 as parsimoniously as intended (read: as transportation and not a soul-stirring sport we can still find something to in this A8 Hybrid. But if we look at the and packaging, we’d still to go for the base diesel this is one that the U.S. can live

Now, about that TDI, please.

AUDI A8 Electric Cars
AUDI A8 Electric Cars
AUDI A8 Electric Cars
AUDI A8 Electric Cars
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