2016 Audi A8
The A8 is a full-size luxury 4-door sedan manufactured by Audi. This model originally came in 1994, as a successor of Audi V8. During this period we have seen three generations of it. Current model was presented in 2009, while serial production begun in 2010. This model is still under production. The 2013 model year received some updates, while 2014 year model came as a mid-cycle refresh version. Next generation of this luxury sedan is not expected to come before 2017, so 2016 Audi A8 won’t come with big changes. However, this is for “standard” A8 models. On the other side 2016 year model will come with new hybrid system, which will be used also for other future models of this German car manufacturer.
2016 Audi A8 specs
When it is about “standard” 2016 Audi A8, you should not expect anything special, when it is about new things. This model will be pretty much a carryover, with pretty much same characteristics as current model. Exterior look will be pretty much the same as refreshed 2014 year model and it will also feature new LED running lights, and Audi’s all-new Matrix LED forward lighting system. The 2016 Audi A8’s engine line up will also remain unchanged. It will be offered in two options, both with petrol engines.
The base model for the U.S. market will use 3.0 liter V6 that develops 310 horsepower and 324 pound-feet of torque. The other one, more powerful model will use 4.0 liter V8 engine, which is good enough for 435 horsepower and 444 pound-feet of torque. Both engines will be paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
2016 Audi A8 E-tron
Well, this is where 2016 A8 comes with completely new stuff. This version will come with completely new hybrid configuration and it will be the first model to use this powertrain. This new configuration is consisted of 3.0 liter V6 diesel engine and completely new electric hybrid system.
This model will have maximum output of 368 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, while all-electric range will be around 30 miles. The 2016 Audi A8 E-tron is expected to cost around 95.000 dollars and, for now, the only model that is considered as potential competitor is Porsche Panamer S E-Hybrid.