In pics: Audi A8 facelift with hybrid technology debuts
The Audi A8 is offered with three hybrid engines, including the 462 hp plug-in unit capable of traveling up to 61 km with zero emissions.
Audi has unveiled the facelift version of the fourth generation A8 sedan. It is the first car from the German carmaker to get the 48 Volt mild-hybrid technology.
The new Audi A8 gets a wider single frame front grille with chrome accents, redesigned air intakes among other updates.
For the first time, the Audi A8 has optional Digital Matrix LED headlights. They consist of a chip equipped with about 1.3 million micro-mirrors capable of changing orientation up to 5 thousand times every second.
The profile of the new A8 reveals that the sedan will now have a lower roofline and large wheel arches.
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The standard version of the 2022 Audi A8 stands 5.19 meters in length, 1.94 in width, 1.47 meters in height, with a wheelbase of 3 meters. The long wheelbase A8 L model is 5.32 meters long.
The cabin of the new A8 gets new features like LED ambient lighting, seats with massage functionality, a 5.7-inch OLED screen among others.
The rear passengers in the Audi A8 gets a 10.1-inch monitor and a rear central control unit with remote control.
Audi A8 comes with three hybrid powertrains mated to eight-speed automatic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive. The 3.0-litre Tdi quattro tiptronic model with the V6 turbodiesel unit comes with a 48 Volt mild-hybrid technology. The engine can generate output of 286 hp and 600 Nm of torque. The output goes up to 571 hp with the V8 turbocharger unit.
The Audi A8 comes with a 14.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. It helps the sedan to travel with zero emission up to 61 kms at a speed not exceeding 135 kmph. The battery can be recharged through fast chargers in 2.5 hours.
First Published Date: 17 Feb 2022, 10:12 AM IST
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