Who intends to buy the newAudi A8 Hybrid8-speed must be ready to pay apriceof 83,700 euros. The power of a V6 interspersed with the fuel economy that only tractionhybridcan grant. The 2.0 TFSI four-cylinder engine is accompanied by a 40 kW electric powertrain for a total output of 180 kW (245 hp) and 480 Nm of torque.
This, as reported by the German manufacturer, pIt allows the Audi A8 hybrid to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 235 km / h. Average fuel consumption is incredibly low, with only 6.2 liters per 100 km; CO2 emissions are limited to 144 g / km.
The consumption declared by the car manufacturer, however, is not reflected in the road tests: there are several negative criticisms collected by thehybridluxury, especially when it comes to consumption but also the size and distribution of space seems to have disappointed many motorists.
Among the versions ofA8 Hybrid, the shorter wheelbase one has a total length of 514 cm, impossible to park but very convenient for those who have a personal driver and do not need space. Opening the trunk, you notice that most of the space is occupied by the lithium-ion battery pack, so that only 335 dmc of usable space remain.
Those who want maximum comfort can rely on the versionA8Lat the price of 92,050 euros or, at the A8L W12 with a price starting from 143,850 euros, here the car owner can enjoy the rear seats set up in such a way as to offer the comfort of a sofa.
The criticisms dedicated to the Tiptronic gearbox as well as to the on-board environment are excellent, especially with the double glazing (optional) that guarantee maximum soundproofing so as to travel to the city center in a completely muffled way. The welcoming environment on board meets the maximum when the massage and ventilation function offered by the seats is activated: you can choose between five treatment modes ranging from the shoulders to the spine while the cruise control keeps the programmed pace (which can be disabled in case of sudden braking) and the Side Assist monitors the traffic.