Flagship Audi is further refined by a raft of technological advances and engine upgrades


  • International debut at Frankfurt Motor Show (September 12-22)
  • Even more power and greater fuel efficiency across entire model line-up
  • Increased use of cylinder on demand technology
  • Unique new MatrixBeam LED headlights improve safety
  • UK arrival scheduled for January 2014

Unadulterated luxury is delivered with even more élan and even greater efficiency in the new generation Audi A8, which makes its debut at next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show. The latest flagship combines revisions to its weight-optimised, predominantly aluminium body with a raft of technological advances including new MatrixBeam LED headlights and an upgraded line-up of EU6-compliant engines.

Built around the lightweight aluminium Audi Space Frame, the almost entirely aluminium body of the new generation A8 has been finessed by subtle resculpting of the bonnet, the single frame grille, the front bumper and the lower edge of the headlight units. At the rear, the design of the LED tail lamps has been revised and the bumper in all models bar the S8 now incorporates two rhomboid tail pipes. New chrome elements, new high gloss black window surrounds and five new colours also mark out the updated car.

The visual appeal, visibility and active safety of the new generation A8 can also now be enhanced by new optional headlights employing MatrixBeam Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology which sets new benchmarks.

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After someone else has been driving your Audi S6, you’ll want to get everything back in position as quickly as possible. The optional one-touch memory function can be used to personalize numerous settings on the Audi A6 and its MMI for up to 3 users. Once the driver selects their personal configuration, by pushing one of the three buttons on the driver’s side door, an array of processes are initiated: the seats, mirrors and steering column are adjusted in line with the pre-selected configuration, together with the climate control’s temperature and air distribution settings.

One-touch memory can also activate the radio volume, preferred radio station and tone settings for each driver.

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The Q7’s high-performance brake system combines short braking distances, sensitive control and optimum cooling, for a consistently effective performance even after repeated applications. ABS antilock braking and EBD provide extra peace of mind if you need to stop suddenly.

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More powerful version of 2.0-litre TDI engine with lowest-in-class CO2 and optional quattro drive arrives in A3 alongside advanced LED lighting.


  • New 2.0 TDI 184PS engine now available in addition to original 150PS version in A3 and A3 Sportback models - Saloon to follow later
  • Available in front-wheel-drive and quattro all-wheel-drive formats, and exclusively in conjunction with Sport or S line specification
  • OTR prices from £24,375 to £30,055 – available to order now ahead of first deliveries in September
  • A3 2.0 TDI 184PS six-speed manual – 0-62mph in 7.3 secs, top speed 145mph, combined MPG 68.9, CO2 108g/km
  • Even more effective and efficient LED headlights and black styling package now available at extra cost

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TDI engine technology made its debut in 1989. Audi presented the world’s first production car diesel engine with turbo charging, direct injection and electronic management at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). Turbodiesel technology with direct injection went on to become a major success.

Today, Audi TDI engines featuring the latest common rail injection technology are as notable for their power and refinement as they are for their exceptional economy. Their great advantage is plentiful torque that is available from low revs, making for strong and easily accessible performance, coupled of course with remarkable cruising range. This choice blend continues to make TDI variants the most popular in every Audi model range that offers this option.

Common rail system explained

In TDI engines equipped with the common rail system, all cylinders are located on a single high-pressure rail. This rail is an accumulator, which is supplied by a pump and stores the fuel at a pressure of up to 2,000 bar – the equivalent of the weight of a luxury saloon car on the space of one square centimetre.

Thanks to the high pressure and a very fine bore diameter of only one tenth of a millimetre in the nozzle, the injectors achieve very fine atomisation of the fuel. This ensures excellent mixture preparation and highly efficient combustion, which delivers greater power, low emissions and low fuel consumption.

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