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.
The long-wheelbase versions were nearly all built by Steyr-Daimler-Puch in Graz, Austria on a subcontract basis. After 245 V8 L vehicles had been built with 3.6- and 4.2-litre engines, production ended before that of the standard saloon in 1994.
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