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Compare Audi A8 D4 [2.0 TFSI Hybrid LWB] vs Audi A8 D3 [3.0 CVT] vs Audi S8 D4 [S8]

Reviews

Neo score
85%
77%
86%
Pros
  • Great suspension setup with multi-link all-around
  • Superb ZF 8HP automatic transmission
  • Wonderful W12 and 4.2 TDI engine options
  • Good 0.26 drag coefficient
  • Good towing capacity
  • Glorious 4.2 TDI and W12 engine options
  • Much improved ZF 6HP transmission
  • Good 0.27 drag coefficient
  • Good towing capacity
  • Much more modern inside
  • Rather good styling
  • Powerful V8TT engine
  • Great suspension setup
  • Good 0.28 drag coefficient
  • Good towing capacity
Cons
  • Not the most elegant styling
  • Engine bay getting even tighter to work on
  • Inline-4 for a flagship?
  • Unreliable range of FSI engines
  • Adoption of CVT for FWD
  • Questionable long-term reliability

Price

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Variants

2.0 TFSI Hybrid LWB
2.0 TFSI Hybrid
2.5 FSI quattro
3.0 TDI 210ps quattro
3.0 TDI 250PS quattro
3.0 TDI 250PS quattro LWB
3.0 TFSI quattro
3.0 TFSI quattro LWB
4.0 TFSI quattro LWB
4.0 TFSI quattro
4.2 TDI quattro
4.2 FSI quattro
4.2 FSI quattro LWB
4.2 TDI quattro LWB
6.3 W12 quattro LWB
3.0 CVT
3.0 CVT LWB
3.0 TDI DPF quattro AT LWB
3.0 TDI PDF quattro AT
3.0 TDI quattro AT
3.2 FSI CVT
3.2 FSI CVT LWB
3.2 FSI quattro AT
3.7 V8 quattro AT
4.0 TDI quattro AT
4.0 TDI quattro AT LWB
4.2 BiTDI quattro AT LWB
4.2 BiTDI quattro DPF AT
4.2 FSI quattro AT
4.2 FSI quattro AT LWB
4.2 quattro AT
4.2 quattro AT LWB
6.0 W12 quattro AT
6.0 W12 quattro AT LWB
S8
S8 Plus

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
335 L / 11.8 cu-ft
500 L / 17.7 cu-ft
520 L / 18.4 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
11.5 L / 12.2 qt
12.6 L / 13.3 qt
14.8 L / 15.6 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
4.6 L / 4.9 qt
6.3 L / 6.7 qt
8.7 L / 9.2 qt
Fuel Capacity
75.0 L / 19.8 gal
90.0 L / 23.8 gal
82.0 L / 21.7 gal
Passengers
5
5
5
Payload
600 kg / 1323 lbs
600 kg / 1323 lbs
600 kg / 1323 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
Multi-link
Multi-link
Multi-link
Suspension | Rear
Independent on trapezoidal lever
Independent on trapezoidal lever
Independent on trapezoidal lever
Tire Size
245/45 R19
235/60 R16
265/40 R20
Turning Circle
12.7 m / 41.7 ft
12.1 m / 39.7 ft
12.3 m / 40.3 ft

Construction

Battery | Capacity
1.2 kWh (gross)
Body Style
4-door hybrid Sedan
4-door Sedan
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
120 mm / 4.7 in
120 mm / 4.7 in
Size | Height
1460 mm / 57.5 in
1444 mm / 56.9 in
1458 mm / 57.4 in
Size | Length
5267 mm / 207.4 in
5051 mm / 198.9 in
5147 mm / 202.6 in
Size | Width
1949 mm / 76.7 in | 2111 mm / 83.1 in (mirror unfolded)
1894 mm / 74.6 in
1949 mm / 76.7 in | 2111 mm / 83.1 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front
1644.0 mm / 64.7 in
1629.0 mm / 64.1 in
1632.0 mm / 64.3 in
Track Width | Rear
1635.0 mm / 64.4 in
1615.0 mm / 63.6 in
1623.0 mm / 63.9 in
Weight
1920.0 kg / 4232.9 lbs
1670.0 kg / 3681.7 lbs
1990.0 kg / 4387.2 lbs
Wheel Size
9J x 19
7.5J x 16
9.0J x 20
Wheelbase
3122 mm / 122.9 in
2944 mm / 115.9 in
2994 mm / 117.9 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
7.9 sec
7.9 sec
4.1 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
7.5 sec
7.5 sec
3.9 sec
CO2 Emission
149 g/km
230 g/km
225 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.26
0.27
0.28
Fuel Economy
6.4 L/100km / 36.8 MPG (combined) | 6.9 L/100km / 34.1 MPG (urban) | 6.2 L/100km / 37.9 MPG (highway)
9.6 L/100km / 24.5 MPG (combined) | 13.7 L/100km / 17.2 MPG (urban) | 7.2 L/100km / 32.7 MPG (highway)
9.6 L/100km / 24.5 MPG (combined) | 13.6 L/100km / 17.3 MPG (urban) | 7.3 L/100km / 32.2 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
228.0 km/h / 141.7 mph
242.0 km/h / 150.4 mph
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
Towing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2200 kg / 4850 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 2200 kg / 4850 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 1900 kg / 4189 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2300 kg / 5071 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 2300 kg / 5071 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-wheel drive
Front-engine (longitudinal), Front-wheel drive
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 5
Euro 4
Euro 6
Engine
CHJA
ASN
CTFA
Engine | Bore
82.5 mm / 3.2 in
82.5 mm / 3.2 in
84.5 mm / 3.3 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
9.6:1
10.5:1
9.3:1
Engine | Displacement
2.0 L / 121.1 cu-in / 1984.0 cc
3.0 L / 181.6 cu-in / 2976.0 cc
4.0 L / 243.7 cu-in / 3993.0 cc
Engine | Power
211.0 hp / 157.3 kW + 54.0 hp / 40.3 kW (electric motor)
220.0 hp / 164.1 kW @ 6300 rpm
520.0 hp / 387.8 kW @ 5800 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
106.4 hp/L / 1.7 hp/cu-in
73.9 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
130.2 hp/L / 2.1 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
92.8 mm / 3.7 in
92.8 mm / 3.7 in
89.0 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Torque
350 Nm / 258.1 lb-ft @ 1500 - 4200 rpm + 210 Nm / 154.9 lb-ft
300 Nm / 221.3 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm
650 Nm / 479.4 lb-ft @ 1700-5500 rpm
Engine | Type
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 5 values per cylinder
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
8-speed
6-speed
8-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic ZF 8HP
Multitronic
Automatic ZF 8HP

Production

Availability
2012 ~ 2013
2003 ~ 2005
2012 ~ 2015
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