4th-Generation Audi A8 Powertrain Information Leaked

The current Audi A8 has been around for more than 5 years, and the next generation of the Audi flagship sedan (D5 A8) is set to be announced at the end of 2017. Today some of the 4th-gen Audi A8 powertrain options information is leaked.


Here are what we have known at this moment:

– Turbo diesel 3.0L V6, max output: around 286hp with 457 lb-ft of torque
– S8 will be using the twin-turbo 4.0L V8 engine, output raised to 588hp and 590 lb-ft (upped from current S8’s 520hp and 481 lb-ft)
– A hybrid S8 is also possible, with twin-turbo V6 + electric motor
– A new 6.0L W12 will replace the current 6.3L one, output: 588hp with 590 lb-ft (upped from current A8 W12’s 500hp and 463 lb-ft)
– ZF-sourced 8-speed automatic transmission with Quattro AWD
– Electrical system’s voltage raised from 12V to 48V
– Self-driving feature

The new A8 will be announced at the end of 2017 or early 2018.

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