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Audi's limousine goes hybrid

By SYF77 on 11 Mar 2010

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Audi has pulled the curtain off the A8 Hybrid at Geneva. This is a near production concept which is scheduled for production in late 2011.

Powering the A8 hybrid is the tag team combination of a 2.0 TFSI engine (208 hp) and an electronic motor (44 hp). With a combined output of 252 hp, the A8 hybrid performs the century sprint in 7.6 seconds. Performance figure is quite decent although some might consider it mediocre.

For the greenies, the average fuel consumption is 6.2 l/100km while CO2 emissions are 144g/km. These figures compare favourably against the Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid, which does 7.7l/100km and 186 g/km. The hybrid drive is designed for fully electric-powered driving up to 65 km/h and for a distance exceeding two kilometers. When the Audi A8 Hybrid starts moving, both of its engines (the 2.0 TFSI and the electric motor) operates hand in hand according to driver's demand. Above 65 km/h, the gasoline engine provides all the propulsion needs, while the electric motor supplies power for onboard usage and recharges the battery.

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SYF77
Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



 
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