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Latest model: Audi A8 Hybrid 2013
Audi A8 Hybrid 2013The performance of a six-cylinder model, the fuel consumption of a four-cylinder version: Audi will be starting series production of the Audi A8 hybrid in 2012. Its gasoline motor - a 2. 0TFSI - and an electric motor develop peak output of 180 Kw (245 hp) and 480 Nm (345. 03 lb-ft) of torque. Average fuel consumption is below 6. 4 liters per 100 km (36. 75 US mpg). The sedan can travel at speeds of up to 100 km/h (62. 14 mph) on electric performance alone, and cover around three kilometers (1. 86 miles) with zero local emissions at a constant speed of 60 km/h (37. 28 mph).

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The Audi main model is developed as a highly efficient parallel hybrid. The 2. 0TFSI, which has been modified in some areas, generates an output of 155 Kw (211 hp) and 350 Nm (258. 15 lb-ft) of torque, which is available between 1500, and 4200, rpm. The combustion motor operates together with a disc-shaped electric motor which develops 40 Kw (54 hp) and 210 Nm (154. 89 lb-ft).

The permanent magnet synchronous motor is mounted in the room usually occupied by the torque converter in front of the modified eight-speed tiptronic. A multi-plate clutch that operates in an oil bath connects or disconnects the electric motor and the TFSI motor. The clutch operates ultra-precisely and gently in all situations. The highly convenient and fast-shifting hybrid transmission guides the torque to the front wheels; with its wide gear spread it contributes to the efficiency of the Audi A8 hybrid.