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More than 1 year of introduction concept car unveiled in Geneva 2010, Audi has officially launched the production version of the A8 Hybrid completely new. As planned, the 2013 Audi A8 Hybrid luxury and “green” will take the market by 2012.
Compared to the concept car, Audi A8 Hybrid production version does not change too much. Specifically, the Audi A8 Hybrid is only equipped for production version of the smaller 18 inch wheels and the cap engine common. Meanwhile, the drivetrain of the Audi A8 Hybrid production version is not new. Provide power for Audi A8 Hybrid is block TFSI turbocharged petrol engine, 2.0 liter capacity, production capacity of 211 kW and maximum torque of 350 Nm, combined with the electric motor images disc parameters 54 horsepower, 210 Nm.
According to Audi, the above dynamic system produces a total capacity of 245 kW and 480 Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the front through eighth grade Tiptronic gearbox. Power of motor derived from the lithium-ion clusters weighing 36.7 kg. In terms of performance, all-new Audi A8 Hybrid can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 7.7 seconds before reaching a top speed of 235 km/h. Audi said the A8 Hybrid fuel consumption is only 6.4 ltr per 100 km and emits 148 g CO2 per kilometer.
In addition, the Audi A8 Hybrid has the ability to complete the distance of 3 km with a speed power up to 100 km/h. The driver can choose between three operating modes, including priority EV electric motors, D combination gasoline engine and electric motor and S sport. Compared to the standard version, Audi A8 Hybrid create differences in the turbine rotor wheels that design, special symbols on the body, Arctic silver exterior paint color and its own clock cluster.
Expected that Audi will announce the price of the A8 Hybrid in Frankfurt 2011 exhibition held next month.