The Audi V8 was presented to the public at the 1988 Paris Motor Show. The vehicle was built at the Neckarsulm plant. The V8 was the only saloon vehicle in the luxury class to be able to boast permanent four-wheel drive. In order to position the radiator in front of the broad 8-cylinder engine, the front of the vehicle was stretched considerably compared to that of the Audi 200. The extension was realised using larger bumpers and side headlight trims.
Engine: 8-cylinder V engine
Displacement: 3,562 cc to 4,172 cc
Power: from 250 hp at 5,800 rpm to 280 hp at 5,800 rpm
Series: 09/1988-08/1994 V8 3.6
09/1991-08/1994 V8 4.2
Production: 21,565 Audi V8 and V8 models with long wheelbase