1999 Audi A8 33 Tdi Quattro
Audi A8 3.3 TDI quattro
The Audi A8 is a lifesize sumptuosity car reinforced by the German carmaker Audi to supersede the V8 example as its flagship oblation. Although the Volkswagen Tourer, farseeing wheelbase Panther XJ8 and Lexus LS 430 contend in the like sizing and cost class as the A8, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7 Serial are oft cerebration to be its elemental rivals. On the commercialize since 1994, it has amply constituted itself as a pop alternate to these long-running competitors. Nearly versions characteristic Quattro all-wheel-drive as criterion too as a multitronic or tiptronic machinelike infection.
First generation (1994-2003)
The A8 debuted in Europe in 1994, although it wasn’t until 1997 that it became usable in Northward America. Dissimilar the V8 modeling, which was reinforced on an existent blade chopine, the A8 debuted on Audi’s then-new D2 program, an all aluminium spa skeleton which helped to importantly slenderize burden without organism any less stiff.
In increase to existence the man’s commencement car reinforced on an whole aluminium program, updates to the car in 1997 included the accession of six midland airbags, qualification the A8 the kickoff fomite to be so furnished.
For 2001, Audi introduced their new W12 locomotive, a press 6.0 L whole highly-developed by pairing two 3.0 L VR6 engines unitedly at the crankshaft, exchangeable to the 3.6 L locomotive from the V8 exemplar which had been created by coupling two inline-four cylinder engines at the crankshaft. The locomotive promptly became useable in the A8, although lone to European and Asian customers and alone in long-wheelbase versions of the car. From its debut done its discontinuance in 2003, just 750 of the W12 models were produced.
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