Audi V8

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Audi V8

1992-94:| engine = 276 hp V8| transmission = 4-speed automatic| = Ingolstadt, Germany | weight = kg (3770 lb)| platform = C3 platform

The Audi V8 was a large sedan built by Audi AG of from 1988 to 1994 as the range-topping model, and was the first to use its namesake engine configuration.

It was by the A8 in 1994, though the A8 would not be in North America until the model year.

History

Although the vehicle was on VW/Audi’s existing C3 platform the 100/200 sedan), the V8 model standard quattro all-wheel and a 32 valve, DOHC V8 engine either a five-speed manual or electronically controlled automatic giving it the power and road-holding to match the V8 powered offerings BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The V8 closely resembled the 100 and 200 although a unique grill and bumpers, extended wheelbase, wheel arches, all red rear and larger 16 or 17 wheels helped it. Much attention was lavished on the new engine, although the V8 was also in that it was the first production to combine the quattro system an automatic transmission.

The 3.6 L (3562 cc) powerplant was essentially two engines which had been at the crankshaft to form a V8. In this it was the acclaimed Volkswagen Golf 1.8 L, twin cam, 16-valve 4-cylinder that provided the Power output was very for the day, with 250 PS (184 hp) and 340 N·m (251 ft·lbf) of torque over a fairly wide

Audi introduced a long version in 1990 and in 1991 a 4.2 L cc) powerplant with 280 PS (206 hp) and 400 N·m (295 ft·lbf) was introduced. the 3.6L model, quattro drive came as standard. A manual gearbox replaced the manual of the 3.6 model.

Audi V8

The car was never a huge sales despite the obvious qualities of the Interestingly enough the V8 came out at the same time as the Lexus and in many respects the V8 was a superior However, despite being the car in its class to offer four-wheel and a galvanised body most thought the car resembled the lesser 100 and 200 too much too warrant the price with an S-class Mercedes or BMW.

The V8 sold in greater numbers the Lexus in all European markets but in the Lexus were infinitely succesful not least due to excellent care and favourable reviews. A that made a difference too was the that Audi has received a lot of PR in the US due to problems with their transmissions in their old 4000 and which led to horrific accidents and law suits. For many years had a negative impact on the potential for sales however as new customer have emerged this has now been forgotten.

If nothing the place of the V8 in the history of Audi has to make life easier for the the Audi A8 in that customers now viewing Audi as a proper of prestigious luxury cars a credible alternative to the established Today the V8 has a cult following in countries and many examples are in the of enthusiasts who appreciate the solid quality and performance offered by the built car.

The car’s base price in its final year of production, was

Motorsport

Audi developed a A competition version of the V8 for entry the DTM (German Touring car Championship) and racing with it in 1990 Schmidt Motorsport running the and Hans-Joachim Stuck, Walter and Frank Jelinski driving. won the title, and the following year added a second team to the Audi Zentrum Reutlingen. SMS with Stuck and Jelinski, AZR raced with Frank and Hubert Haupt.

Biela gave Audi crown in 1991, but was unable to the title in 1992. After season, the DTM organizers deemed the crankshaft illegal and Audi from the championship.

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