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Frankfurt 2013 Preview: Next-generation Audi A8 revealed ahead of debut

Frankfurt 2013 Preview: Next-generation Audi A8 revealed ahead of debut image

Text: / Photos: Audi Press | posted August 22, 2013 11:44

New Audi A8 will have more power, better fuel efficiency, and new MatrixBeam LED headlights

Audi continues the nameplate of its flagship car with the new Audi A8 bound to make a Frankfurt debut this September. The new model will be equipped with MatrixBeam LED headlights and an upgraded lineup of EU6-compliant engines.

The MatrixBeam LED is a new technology that provides better visual appeal, visibility and active safety. Its high-beam function utilizes 25 individual LEDS per unit that can be switched on and off or dimmed individually.

For the A8 engines, Audi offers seven options with the following upgraded engines: the supercharged 3.0 TFSI gasoline engine with 310 PS, V8 twin-turbo 4.0 TFSI gasoline engine with 435 PS, 3.0 TDI clean diesel engine with 258 PS, and 4.2 TDI clean diesel engine with 385 PS.  

The model uses the lightweight aluminum Audi Space Frame and showcases a redesigned bonnet, single frame grille, front bumper and headlight units. Revisions will be also noted on the design of the LED taillights and rear bumper. The car also enjoys new chrome trims, high gloss black window surrounds, and five new color options. Further improvements include Audi active lane assist, park assist system, and night vision assistant.  

Among the new generation A8s, Audi includes a hybrid version that runs on the 2.0 TFSI engine and electric motor system capable of 245 PS and 480 Nm of torque. On pure electricity, the car can drive up to 100 km/h within a 3 km range.

Expect the new Audi all-wheel-drives to remain true to delivering luxury and performance in its lineup.

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