The third generation of the Audi A8 is even more impressive: its length is well over five meters, but the weight remains contained around 2000 kilograms. It was presented in 2009 and began to be sold the following year. Although the aesthetic is modern, the design remains similar to the previous model, but there are the new Full LED lights. The interiors are very customizable and in any case of the highest quality. The infotainment comprises a large central display that can be interfaced with various well-arranged aluminum keys and with well-designed touch feedback. An “S” version of this car will be presented later: the S8 is one of the most powerful Audi ever created, thanks to an unprecedented engine of 620NM of torque and 520 horsepower (or even 605 for the “S8 Plus” model presented later in 2015) which brings the car to 100km/h in just 4.2 seconds. There are also a 500HP W12 petrol engine that reminds us of the Bentley Continental W12 and a 245HP hybrid one. However, the base petrol model has 204HP. In 2013 is announced a facelift which is substantially the same as the previous generation except for a slight redesign of the front. The Mercedes S-Class can be considered the major competitor to this generation of the A8. In 2017 the D4 is replaced by the fourth-generation A8, the D5.
🏎️ Audi A8 III D4
🛠️ V6 3.0 24V Quattro Tiptronic 204HP
💨 7,9 seconds
💶 No longer on sale
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