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Audi A8
2004-2005 A8L (US)
Manufacturer Audi AG
Parent company Volkswagen AG
Production 1994–present
Assembly Ingolstadt, Germany
Predecessor Audi V8
Class Full-size luxury car
Body style(s) 4-door sedan
Platform Front engine, front-wheel drive / Four-wheel drive

The Audi A8 is a full-size luxury car built by the German automaker Audi to replace the V8 model as its flagship offering. First brought to the market in 1994, most versions of the A8 have featured Quattro all-wheel-drive as standard as well as a multitronic or tiptronic automatic transmission. The A8 rivals long-running German competitors, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7 Series, along with the Jaguar XJ8, Lexus LS, and the long wheelbase Volkswagen Phaeton; all are competitors in the same size and price category. Two generations of the A8 have been produced thus far in both short and long wheelbase form. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 416 pixelsFull resolution (1508 × 784 pixel, file size: 96 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Automakers, also known as carmakers, automobile manufacturers, motor manufacturers, or the automobile industry are companies that design and manufacture automobiles. ... Audi is a German automobile manufacturer with headquarters in Ingolstadt, Bavaria. ... Volkswagen AG (TYO: 7659) is a German corporation. ... Ingolstadt (Austro-Bavarian: Inglstådt) is a city in the Free State of Bavaria, Germany. ... The Audi V8 was a large luxury sedan built by Audi AG of Germany from 1989 to 1994 as the companys range-topping model and was the first Audi to use its namesake engine configuration. ... Car classification is subjective since many vehicles fall into multiple categories. ... A full-size car is term used in North America for an automobile larger than a mid-size car, usually having a wheelbase greater than 2. ... A luxury car is a relatively expensive car. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... A front-mounted engine describes the placement of an automobile engine in front of or on the front axle. ... Front-wheel drive is the most common form of engine/transmission layout used in modern passenger cars, where the engine drives the front wheels. ... This article is missing citation of sources. ... A full-size car is term used in North America for an automobile larger than a mid-size car, usually having a wheelbase greater than 2. ... A luxury car is a relatively expensive car. ... Automakers, also known as carmakers, automobile manufacturers, motor manufacturers, or the automobile industry are companies that design and manufacture automobiles. ... Audi AG is a German automobile manufacturer with headquarters in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, and has been an almost wholly owned (99. ... The Audi V8 was a large luxury sedan built by Audi AG of Germany from 1989 to 1994 as the companys range-topping model and was the first Audi to use its namesake engine configuration. ... This article is about the Audi all wheel drive system, for information on the Audi coupe of the same name, see Audi Quattro. ... Audi developed a new stepless transmission named Multitronic. ... Tiptronic is a type of discrete automatic transmission developed by Porsche and used in its vehicles and those of its licensees. ... The automatic gear selector in a Ford Five Hundred vehicle An automatic transmission is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually (similar but larger devices are also used for railroad locomotives). ... The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a series of large luxury flagship sedans produced by Mercedes-Benz, now a division of Daimler AG. The S-Class, a product of nine lines of Mercedes-Benz models dating since the mid-1950s, is the worlds best-selling luxury flagship sedan. ... The BMW 7 Series is a full-size luxury vehicle produced by the German automaker BMW. It replaced the New Six models in 1977. ... The Jaguar XJ is a saloon produced by Jaguar, launched in 1968. ... The Lexus LS is a full-size luxury sedan that serves as the flagship of Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. ... The Volkswagen Phaeton (pronounced fay-ton) is a large luxury sedan manufactured by Volkswagen. ...

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First generation (1994-2003)

First generation
A rare 2001 Audi A8 L 6.0 W12
Production 1994-2003
Platform Volkswagen D2 platform
Engine(s) 2.8L 193 hp V6

3.7L 230 hp V8
3.7L 260 hp V8
4.2L 300 hp V8
4.2L 310 hp V8
6.0L 420 hp W12
2.5L 150-180 hp Diesel V8 Image File history File links A rare 2001 Audi A8 L 6. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The D platform is the Volkswagen Groups large Automobile platform, and has been used for large luxury automobiles under the Volkswagen, Audi, and Bentley brands over the years. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... A W12 engine is a twelve cylinder piston engine in a W configuration. ... Diesel or diesel fuel is a specific fractional distillate of fuel oil (mostly petroleum) that is used as fuel in a diesel engine invented by German engineer Rudolf Diesel. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ...

3.3L 225 hp Diesel V8
Transmission(s) 5-speed automatic
Wheelbase SWB: 113 in (1994-99)
113.4 in (2000-03)
LWB: 118.5 in
Length SWB: 198.2 in
LWB: 203.3 in
Width 74 in (1994-99)
79 in (2000-03)
Height 56.7 in (1994-99)
56.6 in (2000-03)

The A8 debuted in Europe in 1994, although it wasn't until 1997 that it became available in North America. Unlike the V8 model, which was built on an existing steel platform, the A8 debuted on Audi's then-new D2 platform, an all aluminum space frame which helped to significantly reduce weight without being any less rigid. The sedan was offered in both the A8 and the A8L long-wheelbase version. The A8L has 5 inches of additional wheelbase, which are entirely devoted to rear-seat space. In addition to being the world's first car built on an entirely aluminum platform, updates to the car in 1997 included the addition of six interior airbags, making the A8 the first vehicle to be so equipped. Diesel or diesel fuel is a specific fractional distillate of fuel oil (mostly petroleum) that is used as fuel in a diesel engine invented by German engineer Rudolf Diesel. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... Transmissions provide a speed-power conversion known as gear reduction (in speed) to a higher torque (rotational force) using gearsets. ... The automatic gear selector in a Ford Five Hundred vehicle An automatic transmission is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually (similar but larger devices are also used for railroad locomotives). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... Simplified space frame roof with the half-octahedron highlighted in blue A space frame is a truss-like, lightweight rigid structure constructed from interlocking struts in a geometric pattern. ...


For 1997, the new A8, in addition to being available in short and long wheel base forms, is available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive Quattro. The front wheel drive model is powered by a 3.7L V8 producing 230hp while the Quattro receives Audi's 4.2L V8, which produces 300hp. Being a luxury car, the A8 includes all the standard amenities seen in cars of its class like dual-zone climate control, real wood and leather interior, 14-way power and heated seats, and a premium Bose audio system. Audi's flagship received a few tweaks for 1999 with new colors and restructuring of option packages. The warm weather package was now offered with a solar sunroof that would allow the car to turn on the air conditioning or heating without turning on the motor of the car. Changes to all models included a regular sized passenger mirror in lieu of the small one that had been offered on all Audi's previously and a first aid kit located in the rear armrest.


The 2000 model year saw front-end re freshening with new, larger, clear headlights, a revised grill, and lower front valance with standard projection fog lamps. On the interior, the seats received a new, horizontal stitch pattern instead of the many vertical lines. Also, the 3.7 Liter front-wheel drive model was dropped leaving the 4.2 Quattro and 4.2L Quattro to continue on. The main difference between the two models now was the added 5 inches of rear legroom, a navigation system which was available on the 4.2, and heated rear seats.


For 2001, A8 received minimal changes, the biggest being the added SIDEGUARD side curtain airbags. The big news in 2001 came when Audi introduced their new W12 engine, a compact 6.0 L unit developed by mating two 3.0 L VR6 engines together at the crankshaft, similar to the 3.6 L engine from the V8 model which had been created by mating two inline-four cylinder engines at the crankshaft. The engine quickly became available in the A8, although only to European and Asian customers. From its introduction through its discontinuation in 2003, only 750 of the W12 models were produced. A W12 engine is a twelve cylinder piston engine in a W configuration. ... The VR6 engine is an internal combustion engine configuration developed by the Volkswagen Group. ... The liter (spelled liter in American English and litre in Commonwealth English) is a unit of volume. ...


The 2002 model once again saw minimal changes with the anticipation of an all new design that fall. The main changes were in options and features. The A8L was now standard with Xenon headlights and a heated steering wheel. A few new options were added like a tire pressure monitoring system and new exterior colors.


Second generation (2004-current)

Second generation
Audi A8L
Production 2004-present
Platform Volkswagen D3 platform
Engine(s) 3.2L 260 hp V6
4.2L 330 hp V8
4.2L 350 hp V8
6.0L 450 hp W12
3.0L 233 hp Diesel V6
4.2L 326 hp Diesel V8
Transmission(s) 6-speed automatic
Wheelbase LWB: 121 in
SWB: 115.9 in
Length LWB: 204 in (2004-06)
204.4 in (2007-present)
SWB: 199.3 in
Width 74.6 in
Height LWB: 57.3 in
SWB: 56.9 in
Related Volkswagen Phaeton
Bentley Continental GT
Bentley Continental GTC
Bentley Continental Flying Spur

A second generation went on sale early in 2003 using Audi's D3 platform. The model was longer than before, with room for four or five adult occupants in the cabin depending on rear seat configuration. Legroom in the rear was more than sufficient for six-footers-plus to stretch out in absolute comfort. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2116 KB)2005 Audi A8 L 6. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The D platform is the Volkswagen Groups large Automobile platform, and has been used for large luxury automobiles under the Volkswagen, Audi, and Bentley brands over the years. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... A W12 engine is a twelve cylinder piston engine in a W configuration. ... Diesel or diesel fuel is a specific fractional distillate of fuel oil (mostly petroleum) that is used as fuel in a diesel engine invented by German engineer Rudolf Diesel. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... Diesel or diesel fuel is a specific fractional distillate of fuel oil (mostly petroleum) that is used as fuel in a diesel engine invented by German engineer Rudolf Diesel. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... Transmissions provide a speed-power conversion known as gear reduction (in speed) to a higher torque (rotational force) using gearsets. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Volkswagen Phaeton (pronounced fay-ton) is a large luxury sedan manufactured by Volkswagen. ... The Bentley Continental GT is a grand tourer coupé with two doors and a 2+2 seating arrangement released in 2003, replacing the previous Rolls-Royce-based Continental R and T. // The Continental GT has a 6 L W12 engine with twin turbochargers which develops 552 hp (411 kW) at... Bentley Continental GT Bentley Continental GTC Bentley Continental GT is a grand tourer coupe with two doors and a 2+2 seating arrangement released in 2003, replacing the previous Rolls-Royce-based Continental R and T. The Continental GT has a 6 litre W12 engine with twin turbochargers that produce... The Bentley Continental Flying Spur was the four-door derivative of the standard Bentley Continental automobile, made by Bentley Motors of England. ...


Two body variants of the second generation A8 are offered, the A8 and the A8L long-wheelbase version. The A8L has 5 inches of additional wheelbase, which are entirely devoted to rear-seat space.


Audi restyled the D3 platform A8 range slightly in 2005, endowing all variants with a tall and wide so-called single-frame grille inspired by that of the Nuvolari concept car. The top-of-the-line 12-cylinder W12 version was the first to be equipped with this grille before it was introduced to less potent A8s. Subsequently, all current Audi models down to the Audi A3 have adopted this styling element. In addition to the styling update, new engines became available to European and Asian market customers. The entry-level 3.0 V6 was replaced by a new 3.2 L unit featuring FSI, which it shares with the new A4. More significantly was the introduction of a 4.2 L Diesel V8 engine generating 240 kW (326 PS) of power, the most powerful Diesel engine Audi has ever offered in a passenger automobile.This V8 diesel with turbos still manages to do 40mpg. The engine uses two turbochargers and two intercoolers with each turbocharger functioning exclusively for one set of four cylinders. The D platform is the Volkswagen Groups large Automobile platform, and has been used for large luxury automobiles under the Volkswagen, Audi, and Bentley brands over the years. ... The Audi Nuvolari Quattro. ... 1938 Buick Y-Job, the first Concept car A concept car or show car is a car prototype made to showcase a concept, new styling, technology and more. ... The Audi A3 is the new BMW and an entry-level Noobluxury car / Wagonsmall family car produced by the German automaker Audi since 1996. ... Volkswagen has moved boundaries for petrol technology with its FSI unit. ... The Audi A4 is a compact executive car produced by the German automaker Audi since 1994. ... This page lists automobile engines that Volkswagen or its subsidiaries uses today. ... Air foil bearing-supported turbocharger cutaway made by Mohawk Innovative Technology Inc. ... An intercooler, or charge air cooler, is an air-to-air or air-to-liquid heat exchange device used on turbocharged and supercharged internal combustion engines to improve their volumetric efficiency by increasing intake air charge density through isochoric cooling. ... Cylinder with piston in a steam engine A cylinder in the central working part of a reciprocating engine, the space in which a piston travels. ...


Engine variants

Engine Power 0-100km/h
Displacement Type
3.0 L (2967 cc) V6 TDI 171 kW (233 PS) 8.0 s
3.2 L (3123 cc) V6 FSI 191 kW (260 PS) 8.0 s
4.2 L (4134 cc) V8 TDI 240 kW (326 PS) 5.9 s
4.2 L (4163 cc) V8 FSI 257 kW (350 PS) 6.1 s
6.0 L (5998 cc) W12 331 kW (450 PS) 5.2 s

In most markets outside Europe, only the 4.2 V8 and 6.0 W12 petrol powerplants are available. The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... Volkswagen has moved boundaries for petrol technology with its FSI unit. ... A W12 engine is a twelve cylinder piston engine in a W configuration. ...


Audi S8

First generation Audi S8
2003 Audi S8
Production 2001-2003
Assembly Ingolstadt, Germany
Body style(s) 4-door sedan
Layout All-wheel drive
Platform Volkswagen D2 platform
Engine(s) 4.2L 360 hp V8
Transmission(s) 5-speed automatic
Wheelbase 113.4 in
Length 198.2 in
Width 79 in
Height 55.8 in
Fuel capacity 23.8 US gal.

In 2001, Audi introduced the S8 variant in the vein of Mercedes-Benz AMG models. Although it shared the standard model's platform, it featured a re-tuned, 360 PS (265 kW) version of the standard V8 engine, a re-tuned suspension with larger wheels and upgraded tires, enlarged brakes and a re-calibrated version of the 5-speed Tiptronic transmission (European-spec. models had a 6-speed manual transmission option); quattro was standard. Production of the first-generation S8 ended in 2003, shortly before the introduction of the D3 platform A8. 2003 Audi S8 Note the defining chrome-finished side mirrors and the red badge on the front grille. ... Ingolstadt (Austro-Bavarian: InglstÃ¥dt) is a city in the Free State of Bavaria, Germany. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... In automobile design layout is the place where both the engine and driven wheels are. ... Four wheel drive or 4x4, is a type of four wheeled vehicle drivetrain configuration that enables all four wheels to receive power from the engine simultaneously in order to provide maximum traction. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The D platform is the Volkswagen Groups large Automobile platform, and has been used for large luxury automobiles under the Volkswagen, Audi, and Bentley brands over the years. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... Transmissions provide a speed-power conversion known as gear reduction (in speed) to a higher torque (rotational force) using gearsets. ... The automatic gear selector in a Ford Five Hundred vehicle An automatic transmission is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually (similar but larger devices are also used for railroad locomotives). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In the last quarter of 2005, Audi introduced a new S8, now powered by a 450 PS (331 kW) V10 engine derived from the 5.2 L V10 used in the Lamborghini Gallardo. Much public confusion surrounded this engine choice after Audi's initial announcement because its power output is identical to that of the W12 motor, prompting people to ask why Audi would bother with the development of the V10. Criticism finds Audi once again when a Car and Driver Road Test said they could not "authenticate" Audi's claim that the S8 could do the 0-60 mph scheme in 4.9 seconds, that is only 0.1 seconds faster than the standard BMW 750i and 0.3 seconds faster than the Mercedes Benz S55 they last tested. However, Audi claims that the V10 revs more quickly than the W12, and that its lighter weight helps give the S8 a lower overall curb weight and better weight distribution (the SWB model being 20 kg lighter). Initial reviews from European automotive magazines seem generally positive. This page lists automobile engines that Volkswagen or its subsidiaries uses today. ... The Lamborghini V-10 is an engine that was developed for the Lamborghini Gallardo automobile first sold in 2003. ... Lamborghini Gallardo coupe The Lamborghini Gallardo (IPA: /ɡɑːˈjɑːɹ.dəʊ/)[1] is the Italian supercar maker Lamborghinis entry-level supercar, sitting beneath the Murciélago. ... The BMW 7 Series is a full-size luxury vehicle produced by the German automaker BMW. It replaced the New Six models in 1977. ... The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a series of large luxury flagship sedans produced by Mercedes-Benz, now a division of Daimler AG. The S-Class, a product of nine lines of Mercedes-Benz models dating since the mid-1950s, is the worlds best-selling luxury flagship sedan. ...

Second generation Audi S8
2007 Audi S8 (US)
Production 2006-present
Assembly Ingolstadt, Germany
Body style(s) 4-door sedan
Layout All-wheel drive
Platform Volkswagen D3 platform
Engine(s) 5.2L 450 hp V10
Transmission(s) 6-speed automatic
Wheelbase 115.9 in
Length 199.3 in
Width 74.7 in
Height 56.1 in
Fuel capacity 23.8 US gal.
Related Volkswagen Phaeton
Bentley Continental GT
Bentley Continental GTC
Bentley Continental Flying Spur

Audi's factory performance claims for the V10 S8 indicate a 0-100 km/h time of 5.1 seconds. This would put it in a competitive range with the Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG and the S600 (powered by a twin-turbo V12), the BMW 760Li (powered by a naturally-aspirated 12 cylinder engine) and the company's own A8L W12, although the upcoming version of the Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG will be considerably faster, albeit at a much higher price. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 503 pixelsFull resolution (2436 × 1532 pixel, file size: 332 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Ingolstadt (Austro-Bavarian: InglstÃ¥dt) is a city in the Free State of Bavaria, Germany. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... In automobile design layout is the place where both the engine and driven wheels are. ... Four wheel drive or 4x4, is a type of four wheeled vehicle drivetrain configuration that enables all four wheels to receive power from the engine simultaneously in order to provide maximum traction. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The D platform is the Volkswagen Groups large Automobile platform, and has been used for large luxury automobiles under the Volkswagen, Audi, and Bentley brands over the years. ... A V10 engine is a V engine with 10 cylinders in two banks of five. ... Transmissions provide a speed-power conversion known as gear reduction (in speed) to a higher torque (rotational force) using gearsets. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Volkswagen Phaeton (pronounced fay-ton) is a large luxury sedan manufactured by Volkswagen. ... The Bentley Continental GT is a grand tourer coupé with two doors and a 2+2 seating arrangement released in 2003, replacing the previous Rolls-Royce-based Continental R and T. // The Continental GT has a 6 L W12 engine with twin turbochargers which develops 552 hp (411 kW) at... Bentley Continental GT Bentley Continental GTC Bentley Continental GT is a grand tourer coupe with two doors and a 2+2 seating arrangement released in 2003, replacing the previous Rolls-Royce-based Continental R and T. The Continental GT has a 6 litre W12 engine with twin turbochargers that produce... The Bentley Continental Flying Spur was the four-door derivative of the standard Bentley Continental automobile, made by Bentley Motors of England. ... The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a series of large luxury flagship sedans produced by Mercedes-Benz, now a division of Daimler AG. The S-Class, a product of nine lines of Mercedes-Benz models dating since the mid-1950s, is the worlds best-selling luxury flagship sedan. ... The BMW 7 Series is a full-size luxury vehicle produced by the German automaker BMW. It replaced the New Six models in 1977. ...

Popular culture

The previous S8 came to popular prominence after the 1998 movie Ronin, starring Robert De Niro, where its dramatic speed combined with its size became a useful plot element, and gained the car much international attention. DVD cover Ronin is a 1998 film which tells the story of a group of former intelligence agents who team up to steal a mysterious metal case. ... Robert Mario De Niro Jr. ...


A8 Coupé

1997 Audi A8 Coupé built by IVM Automotive

In 1997, IVM Automotive of Munich, Germany built a 2-door Audi A8 Coupé. The car was unveiled at the 1997 Geneva Motor Show. Audi hired IVM to build the prototype, and was considering production of the vehicle. The coupé had a re-engineered alloy body shorter than the production A8 sedan. Like the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, there was no central pillar, giving the car a seamless design with a gradually sloping roofline. The car included custom leather seats and could seat four. Ultimately, Audi decided not to put the coupé into production, citing lower-than-expected sales figures for the similar BMW 8 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé. Only one A8 Coupé was ever built. The single prototype, painted a color called "Ming Blue Pearl," remains the property of IVM Automotive and resides in Munich. Its last public appearance was in 2002 on a series of test drives. As of 2006, there are still no plans for an A8 coupé series. 1997 Audi A8 Coupé by IVM Automotive This image is copyright of IVM Automotive. ... 1997 Audi A8 Coupé by IVM Automotive This image is copyright of IVM Automotive. ... Edscha Cabrio-Verdecksysteme is a maker of automobile components. ... The Salon International de lAuto (or Geneva Motor Show) is an annual auto show held in March in the Swiss city of Geneva. ... 1993 Mercedes-Benz 600 SEC, a predecessor of the modern CL-Class 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG 2001 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is a grand tourer produced by the German automaker Mercedes-Benz. ... The BMW 8 Series (chassis code BMW E31) is a V8 or V12-engined 2-door 2+2 coupe built by BMW from 1989 to 1999 with an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h), although with the limiters removed top speed was estimated at 186 mph...


References

  • "Audi Picks up 10 Awards at Challenge Bibendum"

External links

  • Official Audi A8 UK Microsite
  • Official Audi A8 US site
  • AudiWorld D3 A8 Discussion Forum
  • AudiWorld D2 A8 Discussion Forum
Audi car timeline, European market, 1970s-present  v  d  e 
Type 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Supermini 50 A2 A1
Small family car A3/S3
Compact exec 60/75/90 80/90 A4/S4
RS2 RS4
Executive car 100 A6/S6
200 S4 S6 plus RS6/plus
Full-size car V8 A8/S8
Coupé Coupé S Coupé GT A5/S5
Coupé quattro t85
Coupé t89 / B3
Coupé quattro t89 / B3
A7
Sports car Quattro
TT
R8
Convertible Cabriolet A4/S4 cabriolet
Off-roader A6 allroad quattro
Q5
Q7
Concept and future models: A1 · A7 · Allroad Quattro Concept · Avantissimo · Avus Quattro · Le Mans Quattro · Nuvolari Quattro · Pikes Peak Quattro · Q3 · Q5 · R4 · Roadjet · RSQ (from I, Robot) · Shooting Brake · Rosemeyer · R-Zero
Motorsport: Quattro · R8R · R8C · R8 · R10 · Sport
Founder: August Horch | Corporate website A brand of the VW group | Audi Centre of Excellence | Audi Channel | Audi Driving Experience
Audi car timeline, North American market, 1970s-present  v  d  e 
Type 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Compact car A3
Super 90 Fox 4000 80/90 A4/S4
RS4
Mid-size car 100 5000/5000 turbo 100/200/S4 A6/S6
RS6
Full-size car V8 A8
Coupé Coupe GT Coupe Quattro A5
Sports car Quattro
TT
R8
Convertible Cabriolet A4/S4 Cabriolet
Crossover SUV A6 allroad
Compact SUV Q5
Luxury SUV Q7

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