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Audi A8 D5 (8N) facelift Sedan (2021)

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Product Overview

Audi A8 D5 (Typ 8N) facelift is a full-size luxury sedan in production from 2021. It is available with a range of V6 and V8 engines that displaced 3.0 to 4.0 liters. Both 8-speed automatic transmission from ZF and AWD are standard.
Compared to the pre-facelift vehicle, Audi introduced only cosmetic changes. This vehicle now targets more forcibly the Chinese market, too.
The plug-in hybrid drivetrain can help the owner save on fuel and car tax, though those who plan on keeping the car after warranty should be mindful of the complexity. Lamentably, Audi used the "60 TFSI e" badge for this setup, which almost looks like that of the V8 (60 TFSI).
Audi has made a good effort in aerodynamics, with a decent 0.26 coefficient of drag to show for it.
Drivers who appreciate handling will be pleased to know that the Audi A8 comes with multi-link suspensions at all four corners. This provides the best cornering performance and tunability, at the expense of cost and a little bit of durability.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 81% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Decent performance
  • Sleek styling (in SWB)
  • Good 0.26 drag coefficient
  • Low official fuel consumption
Cons
  • Too many gizmos
  • Engine keeps getting smaller

What external reviewers found***

Ext 84% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Impressive infotainment tech
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Powerful V8
Cons
  • Lacklustre ride quality
  • Predictive air suspension won’t be optional on the rest of the range
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Specifications

50 TDI55 TFSI60 TFSI e60 TFSI

Capacity

Cargo Capacity505 L / 17.8 cu-ft505 L / 17.8 cu-ft390 L / 13.8 cu-ft505 L / 17.8 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity14.0 L / 14.8 qt12.1 L / 12.8 qt19.6 L / 20.7 qt15.9 L / 16.8 qt
Engine Oil Capacity6.1 L / 6.4 qt7.6 L / 8.0 qt7.2 L / 7.6 qt9.5 L / 10.0 qt
Fuel Capacity82.0 L / 21.7 gal82.0 L / 21.7 gal65.0 L / 17.2 gal82.0 L / 21.7 gal
Passengers5
Payload665 kg / 1466 lbs775 kg / 1709 lbs610 kg / 1345 lbs720 kg / 1587 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | FrontVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs, 400 mmVentilated discs
Brakes | RearVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs, 350 mmVentilated discs
Offroad | Approach Angle11.0 deg
Offroad | Departure Angle15.0 deg
Power SteeringElectric Steering
Suspension | FrontMulti-link
Suspension | RearMulti-link
Tire Size235/55 R18, 255/45 R19, 265/40 R20, 265/35 R21235/55 R18, 255/45 R19, 265/40 R20, 265/35 R21255/45 R19, 265/40 R20, 265/35 R21255/45 R19, 265/40 R20, 265/35 R21
Turning Circle12.9 m / 42.3 ft12.9 m / 42.3 ft12.9 m / 42.3 ft12.5 m / 41.0 ft

Construction

Battery | Capacity17.9 kWh (gross) | 14.4 kWh (net)
Battery | TypeLithium-ion
Body Style4-door mild-hybrid Sedan4-door mild-hybrid Sedan4-door plug-in hybrid Sedan4-door mild-hybrid Sedan

Dimensions

Size | Height1488 mm / 58.6 in1488 mm / 58.6 in1486 mm / 58.5 in1473 mm / 58.0 in
Size | Length5320 mm / 209.4 in5320 mm / 209.4 in5320 mm / 209.4 in5190 mm / 204.3 in
Size | Width1945 mm / 76.6 in | 2130 mm / 83.9 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front1645.0 mm / 64.8 in1645.0 mm / 64.8 in1635.0 mm / 64.4 in1645.0 mm / 64.8 in
Track Width | Rear1633.0 mm / 64.3 in1633.0 mm / 64.3 in1623.0 mm / 63.9 in1633.0 mm / 64.3 in
Weight2045.0 kg / 4508.5 lbs1980.0 kg / 4365.2 lbs2340.0 kg / 5158.8 lbs2045.0 kg / 4508.5 lbs
Wheel Size8J x 18, 9J x 19, 9J x 20, 9J x 218J x 18, 9J x 19, 9J x 20, 9J x 219J x 19, 9J x 20, 9J x 219J x 19, 9J x 20, 9J x 21
Wheelbase3128 mm / 123.1 in3128 mm / 123.1 in3128 mm / 123.1 in2998 mm / 118.0 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h5.9 sec5.7 sec4.9 sec4.4 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph5.6 sec5.4 sec4.7 sec4.2 sec
CO2 Emission171 ~ 177 g/km187 ~ 191 g/km45 ~ 49 g/km245 ~ 247 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag0.260.260.260.27
Electric Range54.0 km / 33.6 mi
Fuel Economy6.5 L/100km / 36.2 MPG (combined) | 8.6 L/100km / 27.4 MPG (urban) | 5.3 L/100km / 44.4 MPG (highway)8.2 L/100km / 28.7 MPG (combined) | 11.2 L/100km / 21.0 MPG (urban) | 6.4 L/100km / 36.8 MPG (highway)2.0 L/100km / 117.6 MPG (combined)10.7 L/100km / 22.0 MPG (combined) | 15.8 L/100km / 14.9 MPG (urban) | 7.8 L/100km / 30.2 MPG (highway)
Top Speed250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph, 135.0 km/h / 83.9 mph (EV mode)250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
Towing Capacity750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2300 kg / 5071 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 2300 kg / 5071 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain LayoutFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Emission StandardEuro 6d-ISC-FCM
EngineDMGKCZSECXYA
Engine | Bore83.0 mm / 3.3 in84.5 mm / 3.3 in84.5 mm / 3.3 in86.0 mm / 3.4 in
Engine | Compression Ratio16.3:111.2:111.2:111.1:1
Engine | Displacement3.0 L / 181.1 cu-in / 2967.0 cc3.0 L / 182.8 cu-in / 2995.0 cc3.0 L / 182.8 cu-in / 2995.0 cc4.0 L / 243.9 cu-in / 3996.0 cc
Engine | Power286.0 hp / 213.3 kW @ 3500-4000 rpm340.0 hp / 253.5 kW @ 5000-6400 rpm340.0 hp / 253.5 kW @ 5000-6400 rpm + 136.0 hp / 101.4 kW (electric motor)460.0 hp / 343.0 kW @ 5500 rpm
Engine | Specific Output96.4 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in113.5 hp/L / 1.9 hp/cu-in113.5 hp/L / 1.9 hp/cu-in115.1 hp/L / 1.9 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke91.4 mm / 3.6 in89.0 mm / 3.5 in89.0 mm / 3.5 in86.0 mm / 3.4 in
Engine | Torque600 Nm / 442.5 lb-ft @ 1750-3250 rpm500 Nm / 368.8 lb-ft @ 1370-4500 rpm500 Nm / 368.8 lb-ft @ 1370-4500 rpm + 400 Nm / 295.0 lb-ft660 Nm / 486.8 lb-ft @ 1850-4500 rpm
Engine | TypeTurbocharged commonrail diesel V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged direct-injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged direct-injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears8-speed
Transmission | TypeAutomatic tiptronic

Production

Availability2021202120222021

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

autoexpress[1]

Sentiment Score 87%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
Audi’s largest saloon is still every bit the hi-tech tour de force you expect. It gives the A8 unflappable confidence no matter whether you’re on the motorway, chauffeuring clients into town, or making the most of a good road. Other highlights for this update include fresh styling with a wider, brasher grille and new OLED rear lights.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful V8
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Impressive infotainment tech
Cons
  • Predictive air suspension won’t be optional on the rest of the range

carmagazine[2]

Sentiment Score 81%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
The new A8 comes in standard- and long-wheelbase forms, with orders opening in December 2021 ahead of UK deliveries early in 2022. The dashboard remains pretty much as it was. It's a sleek and polished affair with the latest version of Audi's Virtual Display and a haptic-touch sensitive screen and central infotainment screen. There are three digital screens facing the driver, but they're not particularly large or intuitive and are a long way behind Mercedes-Benz's brilliant set-up in the S-Class.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • Impressive infotainment tech
Cons
  • Lacklustre ride quality

User Reviews

References

1. ^ New Audi A8 2021 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/audi/a8/356557/new-audi-a8-2021-review. 2021-11-15. Retrieved 2022-07-17.
2. ^ Audi A8 (2021) review: brilliant in places. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/audi/a8-saloon/. 2021-11-15. Retrieved 2022-07-17.

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