AUDI A8 — Volkswagen Phaeton

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First generation (1994-2003)

The A8 in Europe in 1994, although it until 1997 that it available in North America. the V8 model, which was built on an steel platform, the A8 debuted on then-new D2 platform . an all aluminum frame which helped to reduce weight without any less rigid. The sedan was in both the A8 and the A8L long-wheelbase version. The A8L has 5 of additional wheelbase, which are devoted to rear-seat space. In to being the world’s first car on an entirely aluminum platform, to the car in 1997 included the addition of six airbags, making the A8 the first to be so equipped.

For 1997, the new A8, in addition to being in short and long wheel forms, is available with drive or all-wheel drive The front wheel drive is powered by a 3.7L V8 producing while the Quattro receives 4.2L V8, which produces Being a luxury car, the A8 all the standard amenities seen in of its class like dual-zone control, real wood and interior, 14-way power and seats, and a premium Bose system. Audi’s flagship a few tweaks for 1999 with new and restructuring of option packages. The weather package was now offered a solar sunroof that allow the car to turn on the air conditioning or without turning on the motor of the Changes to all models included a sized passenger mirror in of the small one that had been on all Audi’s previously and a first aid kit in the rear armrest.

The 2000 model year saw re freshening with new, clear headlights, a revised and lower front valance standard projection fog lamps. On the the seats received a new, stitch pattern instead of the vertical lines. Also, the 3.7 front-wheel drive model was leaving the 4.2 Quattro and 4.2L to continue on. The main difference the two models now was the added 5 inches of legroom, a navigation system was available on the 4.2, and heated seats.

For 2001, A8 received changes, the biggest being the SIDEGUARD side curtain The big news in 2001 came Audi introduced their new W12 a compact 6.0 L unit developed by two 3.0 L VR6 engines together at the crankshaft, to the 3.6 L engine from the V8 model had been created by mating two cylinder engines at the crankshaft. The quickly became available in the A8, only to European and Asian From its introduction through its in 2003, only 750 of the W12 models produced.

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The 2002 model once saw minimal changes with the of an all new design that fall. The changes were in options and The A8L was now standard with Xenon and a heated steering wheel. A few new were added like a pressure monitoring system and new colors.

Second generation (2004-current)

A generation went on sale in 2003 using Audi’s D3 . The model was longer than with room for four or adult occupants in the cabin on rear seat configuration. in the rear was more than for six-footers-plus to stretch out in absolute

Audi restyled the D3 platform A8 slightly in 2005, endowing all with a tall and wide single-frame grille inspired by of the Nuvolari concept car. The 12-cylinder W12 version was the first to be with this grille it was introduced to less potent Subsequently, all current Audi down to the Audi A3 have this styling element. In to the styling update, new engines available to European and Asian customers. The entry-level 3.0 V6 was replaced by a new 3.2 L featuring FSI, which it with the new A4. More significantly was the of a 4.2 L Diesel V8 engine generating 240 kW PS) of power, the most powerful engine Audi has ever in a passenger automobile. This V8 with turbos still to do 40mpg. The engine uses two and two intercoolers with each functioning exclusively for one set of four

Volkswagen Phaeton
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