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Audi A8 4.2 FSI quat­tro

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Prestige -

Price: from $225,904. We­like: chas­sis dy­nam­ics; trans­mis­sion, aside from the shifter; en­gine. We­don’t like: gear shifter; elec­tronic grem­lins; over-con­ser­va­tive styling. En­gine: 4.2-litre DOHC con­tin­u­ous in­take and ex­haust camshaft ad­just­ment 32-valve di­rect-in­jec­tion V8. Trans­mis­sion: eight-speed tiptronic auto, all-wheel drive with self­lock­ing cen­tre dif­fer­en­tial. Power: 273kW at 6800rpm. Torque: 445Nm at 3500rpm. Per­for­mance: 0-100km/h 5.7 sec­onds, top speed 250km/h (gov­erned). Fuel con­sump­tion: 9.5 litres/100km 95 RON, on test 14.6, tank 90 litres. Emis­sions: 219g/km, EU5. Sus­pen­sion: Five-link front sus­pen­sion, up­per and lower wish­bones, tubu­lar anti-roll bar, air sus­pen­sion (front); trape­zoidal-link sus­pen­sion with wish­bones, tubu­lar anti-roll bar, air sus­pen­sion (rear). Brakes: four-wheel ven­ti­lated discs, with ESP/ABS/EBD, brake booster; hy­draulic brake as­sist, electro­mechan­i­cal park­ing brake. Di­men­sions: length 5137mm, width 1949mm, height 1460mm, wheel­base 2992mm, track fr/rr 1644/1635mm, cargo vol­ume 510 litres, weight 1835kg. Wheels: 19in al­loys.

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