This car was originally introduced in 1994. For more than a two decades it is the company’s flagship model. This full-size sedan has been always praised for its great characteristics such as excellent performances, high level of comfort well-balancer price etc. As you probably know, current-generation model has been refreshed in 2013. The Audi’s engineers already works on next-generation model, which is expected to come in 2017/2018 period.
However, this doesn’t mean that 2016 Audi A8 will come without novelties. According to the latest information, we are finally going to see new hybrid system, which combines electric motor and diesel engine.
2016 Audi A8 specs
The “standard” versions of 2016 Audi A8 will come without significant changes. It will have pretty much the same characteristics as current model, which means, when it is about visual appearance, the same look as refreshed model. This includes new bumper and front grille, improved LED running lights, and Audi’s all-new Matrix LED forward lighting system.
When it is about engines, it is well-known that this German manufacturer always offers several options. For the U.S. market there will be two petrol engines in offer. The base one is 3.0 liter V6 that develops 310 horsepower and 324 pound-feet of torque. There is also a more powerful variant of 2016 Audi A8, which is powered by 4.0 liter V8, which has maximum output of 435 horsepower and 444 pound-feet of torque.
2016 Audi A8 E-tron
The 2016 Audi A8 will be the first model to use company’s new hybrid system. This new system is consisted of new E-tron hybrid system and 3.0 liter V6 diesel engine. New model is expected to have maximum output of around 368 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.
All-electric range will be around 30 miles. For now, the only model that is seen as competitor of 2016 Audi E-tron is Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, which uses a 3.0 liter petrol engine instead of a diesel. It is equipped with powerful electric motor and a higher-performance battery. The total range in a pure electric model is 22 miles, with top speed of 83 mph. This variant of 2016 Audi A8 is expected to come by the end of the year, with a price of around 95.000 dollars.