Published on 27 Aug 2013 by Adriano
Audi has just launched the restyled A8, and here is an official video showing us almost everything about it and its twin sister S8, both of which will be officially introduced at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (September 12-22). One great strength of the big sedan from the Inglostadt-based manufacturer is its lightweight construction, with a body that is made almost entirely of aluminum and the so called Audi Space Frame (ASF), that weighs just 231 kilograms.
Measuring 5.14 meters in length, 1.95 meters in width, 1.46 meters in height and with a wheelbase of 2.99 meters, the new line-up clearly wants to be the sportiest sedan in the segment (though there will also be an A8 L, which gains an additional 130 mm in both length and wheelbase) and will be unleashed on the markets in Germany by the end of the current year.
Audi offer the A8 with two gasoline and two diesel engines: the supercharged 3.0 TFSI with 310 hp, the V8 twin-turbo 4.0 TFSI with 435 hp, the highly efficient 3.0 TDI clean diesel with 258 hp and the extremely high-torque 4.2 TDI clean diesel, which produces instead 385 hp and 850 Nm of peak torque. The S8 instead will come with a 4.0-liter TFSI unit delivering no less than 520 horsepower. However, fuel consumption has been reduced across the whole. It goes without saying that there’s plenty more about these cars, and all you need to do discover almost everything about them is to watch the video above.