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The Audi A8 L.

Consistently efficient

Vorsprung durch Technik is the claim to which the Audi brand is committed. An approach that includes repeatedly reviewing how every drop of fuel can best be used. For many years, Audi has been translating this claim into tangible reality on all its models – and as a developer of numerous innovations is having a lasting influence on efficiency standards in automotive engineering.


Audi Space Frame (ASF®) body design

The aluminium in the Audi Space Frame (ASF) is lightweight, offers greater freedom of design for cast parts and extruded sections than steel and the components made from it are noted for their high rigidity. The ASF design permits sporty handling with reduced consumption.


TDI® engines

With the combination of direct injection and turbocharging, Audi TDI engines promise exceptional performance – thanks to the high torque output over the entire engine speed range with constant power build-up. Renowned for being economical on fuel and low on emissions but they are incredibly dynamic too – letting you get the maximum out of any road.


Start-stop system

The start-stop system helps to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by switching off the engine when standing, e.g. at traffic lights. The start process is initiated as soon as the foot brake is released for a perfect getaway. Can be deactivated at any time via a button.



The recuperation system regains energy during the braking and coasting phases thanks to an intelligent voltage control system for the alternator. This energy is stored in the battery and supplied to the vehicle electric system during the next acceleration process, thus taking the strain off the alternator.