Intelligent performance.Maximum power. Put to maximum use.

Every movement originates from something. Something that set it off, an idea. The engines for your new Audi A8 were also inspired by an initial thought: higher power with lower fuel consumption. These supposed conflicting aims are reconciled in this revolutionary drive technologies: TFSI®.

TFSITFSIAudi was the first manufacturer in the world to combine petrol direct injection with turbocharging in large-scale car productionTFSI ® – sensational and supreme.
Audi TFSI engines attain a particularly high compression rate. The result: outstanding efficiency combined with optimum performance. Substituting supercharging for cubic capacity has the effect of reducing engine size and weight considerably – while performance is as impressively dynamic as ever. For power delivery that will win you over from the word go.

Audi cylinder on demand – intelligent and innovative.
Even cylinder heads can be intelligent, as Audi cylinder on demand proves. Four of the TFSI engine‘s eight cylinders automatically shut down in the partial-load range. This helps to lower fuel consumption at the same time as reducing emissions. And without the switchover even being noticed or impairing the driving dynamics.

quattro®quattro®Vorsprung durch Technik: quattro® technology stands for permanent power to all four wheels distributed between the front and rear axles.quattro® – permanent and variable.
Have the road completely under control. Because the drive force is permanently distributed to all four wheels. Variably controlled by the centre differential. Always as the situation demands. Experience handling stability, dynamism and agility as never before and combat the effects of over and understeer with quattro with optional sport differential. For increased traction and superior propulsive power. Tame any road. And always keep your eyes set on where you‘re heading. In bends. On straights. Over any surface. For a fascinating experience that sticks. To the road – and in your mind.

tiptronictiptronicGearshifts with the minimum interruption in power flow – the six-speed tiptronic transmission unites automatic shifting comfort and outstanding driveability.tiptronic – dynamic and smooth.
The 8-speed automatic transmission with Dynamic Shift Program (DSP) ensures faster gear changes without any tangible interruption in power flow.