Audi confirms A8 Hybrid

Audi has confirmed that it is to put a hybrid version of its Audi A8 flagship into series production, starting from the beginning of 2012. The first Audi A8 hybrids will reach the UK late next year.

Audi A8 Hybrid

The A8 hybrid will have a four-cylinder petrol engine and will deliver 246 PS with CO2 emissions of under 148 g/km. It will be capable of running on electric power, with no tailpipe emissions, at speeds up to 62 mph.

The modified 2.0 TFSI engine will have a power output of 216 PS. Added to the power from the electric motor this will give the new A8 Hybrid a 0-62mph time of 7.7 seconds. The combined fuel consumption figure is expected to be in excess of 44 mpg.
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