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Compare Audi A8 D4 [2.0 TFSI Hybrid LWB] vs Audi A8 D3 facelift [2.8 FSI CVT] vs Audi A5 Sportback B8 [1.8 TFSI 160 CVT]

Reviews

Neo score
85%
75%
48%
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
  • Superb suspension setup all-around
  • Amazing 4.2 TDI and W12 engines
  • Class-leading interior appointment
  • Good 0.27 drag coefficient
  • Good towing capacity
  • Multi-link suspensions all-around
  • Good 0.28 drag coefficient
Cons
  • Not the most elegant styling
  • Engine bay getting even tighter to work on
  • Inline-4 for a flagship?
  • Arguably worse styling than pre-facelift
  • Still very nose heavy
  • Unreliable range of FSI engines
  • Use of CVT for FWD
  • Too many electronic gimmicks?
  • Impractical compared to the B8 A4
  • Unreliable drivetrain

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
2.8 FSI CVT
3.0 TDI quattro AT LWB
3.0 TDI quattro AT
3.2 FSI CVT
3.2 FSI CVT LWB
3.2 FSI quattro AT
4.2 BiTDI quattro AT LWB
4.2 BiTDI quattro AT
4.2 FSI quattro AT
4.2 FSI quattro AT LWB
6.0 W12 quattro AT LWB
1.8 TFSI 160 CVT
2.0 TDI 143
2.0 TDI 143 CVT
2.0 TDI 170
2.0 TDI 170 quattro
2.0 TFSI 180
2.0 TFSI 180 CVT
2.0 TFSI 211
2.0 TFSI 211 CVT
2.0 TFSI 211 quattro
2.0 TFSI 211 quattro DCT
2.7 TDI
2.7 TDI 190 CVT
3.0 TDI quattro
3.0 TDI quattro DCT
3.2 FSI quattro DCT

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
335 L / 11.8 cu-ft
500 L / 17.7 cu-ft
480 L / 17.0 cu-ft ~ 980 L / 34.6 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
11.5 L / 12.2 qt
12.0 L / 12.7 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
4.6 L / 4.9 qt
6.2 L / 6.6 qt
4.6 L / 4.9 qt
Fuel Capacity
75.0 L / 19.8 gal
90.0 L / 23.8 gal
65.0 L / 17.2 gal
Passengers
5
5
4
Payload
600 kg / 1323 lbs
600 kg / 1323 lbs
530 kg / 1168 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Disc
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Suspension | Front
Multi-link
Multi-link
Multi-link
Suspension | Rear
Independent on trapezoidal lever
Independent on trapezoidal lever
Multi-link
Tire Size
245/45 R19
235/55 R17
225/50 R17
Turning Circle
12.7 m / 41.7 ft
12.1 m / 39.7 ft
11.5 m / 37.7 ft

Construction

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

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
120 mm / 4.7 in
64 mm / 2.5 in
Size | Height
1460 mm / 57.5 in
1444 mm / 56.9 in
1391 mm / 54.8 in
Size | Length
5267 mm / 207.4 in
5062 mm / 199.3 in
4711 mm / 185.5 in
Size | Width
1949 mm / 76.7 in | 2111 mm / 83.1 in (mirror unfolded)
1894 mm / 74.6 in
1854 mm / 73.0 in
Track Width | Front
1644.0 mm / 64.7 in
1622.0 mm / 63.9 in
1590.0 mm / 62.6 in
Track Width | Rear
1635.0 mm / 64.4 in
1609.0 mm / 63.3 in
1575.0 mm / 62.0 in
Weight
1920.0 kg / 4232.9 lbs
1690.0 kg / 3725.8 lbs
1520.0 kg / 3351.0 lbs
Wheel Size
9J x 19
8J x 17
7.5J x 17
Wheelbase
3122 mm / 122.9 in
2944 mm / 115.9 in
2810 mm / 110.6 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
7.9 sec
8.0 sec
8.9 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
7.5 sec
7.6 sec
8.5 sec
CO2 Emission
149 g/km
199 g/km
169 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.26
0.27
0.29
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)
8.3 L/100km / 28.3 MPG (combined) | 11.8 L/100km / 19.9 MPG (urban) | 6.3 L/100km / 37.3 MPG (highway)
7.2 L/100km / 32.7 MPG (combined) | 9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (urban) | 5.9 L/100km / 39.9 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
228.0 km/h / 141.7 mph
238.0 km/h / 147.9 mph
241.0 km/h / 149.8 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) | 2200 kg / 4850 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 2200 kg / 4850 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1500 kg / 3307 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 1300 kg / 2866 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-wheel drive
Front-engine (longitudinal), Front-wheel drive
Front-engine (longitudinal), Front-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 5
Euro 4
Euro 5
Engine
CHJA
BDX
CDHB
Engine | Bore
82.5 mm / 3.2 in
84.5 mm / 3.3 in
82.5 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
9.6:1
12.5:1
9.6:1
Engine | Displacement
2.0 L / 121.1 cu-in / 1984.0 cc
2.8 L / 169.2 cu-in / 2773.0 cc
1.8 L / 109.7 cu-in / 1798.0 cc
Engine | Power
211.0 hp / 157.3 kW + 54.0 hp / 40.3 kW (electric motor)
210.0 hp / 156.6 kW @ 5500-6800 rpm
160.0 hp / 119.3 kW @ 4500-6200 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
106.4 hp/L / 1.7 hp/cu-in
75.7 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
89.0 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
92.8 mm / 3.7 in
82.4 mm / 3.2 in
84.1 mm / 3.3 in
Engine | Torque
350 Nm / 258.1 lb-ft @ 1500 - 4200 rpm + 210 Nm / 154.9 lb-ft
280 Nm / 206.5 lb-ft @ 3000-5000 rpm
250 Nm / 184.4 lb-ft @ 1500-4500 rpm
Engine | Type
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Naturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
8-speed
6-speed
6-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic ZF 8HP
Multitronic
Multitronic

Production

Availability
2012 ~ 2013
2008 ~ 2010
2009 ~ 2011
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