The limo-like version of the new 2013 Audi A8 Hybrid luxury sedan, the 2013 Audi A8 L Hybrid, will hit European showrooms in a couple of months. Audi hasn’t confirmed that the 2013 Audi A8 L Hybridwill come to the U.S., but given Americans affinity for hybrids, and the growing concern with eco-friendly vehicles, we think it’s very likely. The new 2013 Audi A8 L Hybrid is designed as a parallel hybrid – a straight-line concept with high efficiency.
The 2013 Audi A8 L Hybrid combines the performance of a six-cylinder with the fuel economy of a four-cylinder model. The 2013 Audi A8 L Hybrid exterior design is one of timeless elegance; the standard LED headlights give the front end an unmistakable expression. The long-wheelbase 2013 Audi A8 L Hybrid is 13 centimeters (5.12 in) longer. Inside, the 2013 Audi A8 L Hybrid cabin is designed in lightweight, handcrafted, and sporty style; the simplicity is offered with easy controls.
The 2013 Audi A8 L Hybrid interior features sporty and lightweight lines, simple controls and a finish of handcrafted quality. The 2013 Audi A8 L Hybrid driver can read all key information about the hybrid drive on special displays. The 2013 Audi A8 L Hybrid seats are available with optional ventilation and massage functions, while the ambient lighting package uses LEDs to set subtle accents.
2013 Audi A8 L Hybrid is perfect for the people who want to enjoy high level of fuel economy under the hood; it featuring a mighty 12-cylinder engine. The 2013 Audi A8 L Hybrid W12 is capable of producing a formidable 500-hp, and offers extra rear-seat leg room; plush leather heated and ventilated seats, and is the top of the A8 line.
The 2013 Audi A8 L Hybrid will consume 6.3 liter per 100 kilometer; based on the US cycle, it can run at 37.34 mpg. The 2013 Audi A8 L Hybrid CO2 emission rate is equivalent with 236.57 gram per mile or 147 g per km. Despite its grand size and hybrid badge, it’s no slow either; the 2013 Audi A8 L Hybrid 0-60 mph time recorded in 7.5 seconds
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Two things make the 2013 Audi A8 L Hybrid unique: the first is the way Audi addressed the transmission question, utilizing a permanent magnet synchronous motor that is mounted where the torque converter is typically found in front of a modified eight-speed tiptronic transmission. The result is a sporty, yet fuel-efficient alternative to CVTs often used in hybrids.
The second unique aspect of the 2013 Audi A8 L Hybrid is the use of a front-wheel drive system, rather than all or rear-wheel drive typically found on sedans of this stature (but not uncommon for hybrids in general). Audi tries a little harder and is a little more willing to take chances with the 2013 Audi A8 L Hybrid.
That’s especially true with Europe’s luxury D-segment cars, where, truth be told, the 2013 Audi A8 L Hybrid availability is an afterthought compared with the more established Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7 Series. Despite four generations of exquisite aluminum-chassis engineering, there’s still little following for the company’s top-of-the-line über-sedan. With the 2013 Audi A8 L Hybrid, Audi is willing to experiment more than their hide-bound German competition with nothing to lose.
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