With the new A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro, Audi is offering its customers electric driving in the luxury class for the first time. The combination of plug-in hybrid drive and intelligent drive management allows distances of up to 46 kilometres (28.6 mi) (measured in accordance with WLTP) to be covered with electric drive alone, turning a large portion of daily journeys into an emissions-free and nearly silent driving experience. The system power of 330 kW (449 PS) and system torque of 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) ensure impressive vehicle dynamics.
Locally emissions-free and nearly silent in the city, powerful and sporty on country roads, confident on long-distance journeys: The A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro impresses with its versatile character. With this vehicle, Audi is introducing the plug-in hybrid drive to the luxury class and consistently continuing its electrification strategy. The A8 L variant of the new model measures 5.30 meters (17.4 ft) with its extended wheelbase.
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A 3.0 TFSI engine generates propulsion in the A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro. The turbocharged V6 direct-injection engine with a petrol particulate filter delivers an output of 250 kW (340 PS) and 500 Nm of torque.
A permanently excited synchronous machine (PSM) with a peak output of 100 kW and a peak torque of 350 Nm serves as the electric drive. It is integrated together with the clutch in the eight-gear tiptronic, which transmits the power to all four wheels via the quattro permanent all-wheel drive.
The battery is positioned underneath the luggage compartment floor.
The Audi A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro delivers a system power of 449 PS and 700 Nm of torque. This high system torque is already available at 1,250 rpm, which is just above idle speed. When both motors work together in boost mode, the A8 accelerates from zero to 62mph in 4.9 seconds and reaches an electronically governed top speed of 155mph.
Sound for greater safety
The Audi A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro is equipped with a synthetic e-sound as standard to alert pedestrians and cyclists in city traffic. In accordance with the EU guidelines, the acoustic vehicle alerting system (AVAS) can be heard clearly up to 12mph and gradually fades out as the speed increases. The sound is generated by a small electronics box and output by a loudspeaker in the right wheel arch.
Specific design details and state-of-the-art equipment
The elegantly flowing exterior design of the product line is complemented by subtle specific design elements in the Audi A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro. The most eye-catching distinctive feature of the luxury sedan with plug-in hybrid drive is a light signature that is based on the Audi e-tron with purely electric drive. There are five horizontal daytime running light segments on the outer edges of the lateral air inlets in the front bumper that form a characteristic signature. There is also a chrome trim on the front bumper and chrome inlays in the door handles. The rear end is accentuated by a continuous diffuser insert and chrome clasp. The Audi A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro is equipped as standard with exclusive 19-inch aluminium wheels whose 5-arm turbine design is optimized for aerodynamics.
The spacious interior of the Audi A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro conveys the relaxed atmosphere of a luxurious lounge. When it comes to equipment, the possibilities are virtually unlimited. The most luxurious seat is on the passenger side in the rear: an optional relaxation seat with many possible settings and a heated footrest with a foot massage function. Audi provides more than 30 driver assist systems for the plug-in hybrid sedan which are divided into the City and Tour packages. Lighting options range up to HD matrix LED headlights with Audi laser light and OLED rear lights.