Audi V8 – Mashpedia, the Video Encyclopedia

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Audi V8

Audi V8

The Audi V8 ( Typ 4C ) is a four-door, luxury sedan. built by in Germany from 1988 to as the company’s flagship model. It was the car from Audi to use a V8 engine. and the first Audi to combine a system with an automatic Early cars used V8s, while later featured a 4.2-litre version of the

The Audi V8 was replaced by the Audi A8 in although the A8 was not sold in North until 1997.


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The Audi V8 had a galvanized body, with a 10-year warranty (against corrosion). [ 7 ] The V8 was specifically designed to be a top of the range ‘ car and included a number of features as standard equipment, leather seating and Audi’s all wheel drive system [ 3 ] standard features list ). [ 8 ] The V8 created a new elevated image for the providing a viable alternative to competitors such as Mercedes-Benz. [ 8 ] In regard, the car was a cornerstone in developing the of the Audi marque as it is today. [ 8 ]

Factory production commenced in 1988, and ceased in November [ 3 ] although sales of completed continued in 1994. It was replaced by the A8 in 1994. [ 9 ] [ 10 ] [ 11 ]

Body style [ edit ]

The of the Audi V8 resembled the Typ 44 Audi 100 and 200 [ 3 ] [ 12 ] and was based on a stretched version of the Group C3 automobile platform. either as the D1 or D11 [ 9 ] [ 12 ] platform. The Audi V8 from the Audi 100/200 a unique grille attached to the new bumpers and headlights, all-red lamps, extended wheelbase. track, pronounced fenders. and a different interior. Furthermore, alloy wheels were ranging from 15 to 17 inches. [ 12 ] [ 13 ]

Audi V8

In addition to the standard-length model, was also a long wheelbase (‘Lang’ in German) version of the V8 to the infobox for differences in dimensions). It was at Steyr-Daimler-Puch factory in Graz production figures ). This would continue with the A8, in A8L format. [ 12 ]

A one-off experimental (estate) version was built for the of former Audi CEO Ferdinand This car is no longer on display at the Forum Ingolstad. The car is now in storage in [ 12 ] [ 14 ]

Powertrain [ edit ]

Powertrain [ 3 ] of the Audi V8 featured one of two all-new, alloy engines – both engines. and both in V8 configuration 32 valves (four valves per ) with dual valve and four overhead camshafts [ 15 ] The design set the pattern for future Volkswagen Group V8 engines. In to using an all-aluminum alloy block (when the established was grey cast iron ), the were driven using a method.

A rubber /kevlar toothed belt. driven from the of the crankshaft operated only the camshaft in each bank. The camshafts were then via a simplex roller chain the exhaust camshaft – the bank, (cylinders 1-4) at the of the engine, and the left bank 5-8) at the front of the engine, behind the timing belt.

This method reduced the of the timing belt layout, and as a required fewer components, as idler rollers and guides, and to easier and less costly of the timing belt and associated The intervals for changing the timing varied; the 3.6#160;V8 (PT ) required every 90,000 kilometres [ 15 ] whereas the 4.2#160;V8 (ABH ) had a interval at 120,000 kilometres [ 15 ] A thermostatically controlled electric fan also became standard, the engine-driven viscous fans on cars. This not only forced airflow for the engine radiator. but also for the smaller oil cooler. [ 7 ]

Audi’s ‘trademark’ permanent (or semi-permanent, dependent on type) four-wheel drive was the only offering for the drivetrain. [ 4 ] normally distributes the engine as a ‘default’ 50:50 between and rear axles, but can automatically apportion up to a bias of 20:80 to front and rear. [ 4 ] The automatic utilizes a hydraulically controlled clutch to apportion drive front and rear axles, [ 4 ] [ 12 ] the manual transmission variants a Torsen type 1 Torque center differential. [ 4 ] The rear final drive unit a Torsen type 1 Torque differential, instead of the more hypoid open differential. [ 4 ] [ 12 ]

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