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Audi introduces the D4 A8.

Audi has just introduced the new A8 in Miami at some art festival (can’t be arsed to look up which one!). On first impressions, the car looks GREAT.   MORE INFO AFTER THE PICTURES.

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Drivetrain Highlights:
• Optimized 4.2 FSI V8 specifications:
o FSI direct injection
o Audi Valvelift System (AVS) variable intake valve lift
o 8-speed transmission for improved fuel economy, responsiveness and driving comfort
o 372 hp (D3 A8 had 350 hp)
o 328 lb-ft (D3 A8 had 325 lb-ft torque)
o 0-100km/h (62 mph) in 5.7 seconds
o 15% improvement in fuel consumption estimated vs. current A8 (EPA figures TBD)
o quattro ® AWD – latest generation with asymmetric rear-biased torque split (40/60)

(inches) LENGTH WIDTH HEIGHT WHEELBASE
2011 all-new Audi A8 (NWB) 202.0 76.7 57.5 117.8
2004-2010 Audi A8/S8 (NWB) 199.3 74.6 56.9 115.9
2004-2010 Audi A8 (LWB) 204.4 74.6 57.3 121.0
BMW 7 Series (NWB) 199.7 74.9 58.2 120.9
BMW 7 Series (LWB) 205.2 74.9 58.3 126.4
Lexus LS (NWB) 199.2 73.8 58.1 116.9
Lexus LS (LWB) 203.9 73.8 58.1 121.7
Mercedes-Benz S Class (LWB only in USA) 205.1 73.7 58.0 124.6


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