Audi A8L Hybrid

Scheduled to launch this year, the Audi A8 hybrid combines the best of two worlds. The drivetrain has many features in common with the A6 hybrid. The gasoline engine, a 2.0 TFSI, produces 155 kW (211 hp) and 350 Nm (258.15 lb-ft) of torque while the electric motor produces 40 kW (54 hp) and 210 Nm (154.89 lb-ft) of torque. Peak system power is 180 kW (245 hp) and 480 Nm (354.03 lb-ft) of torque.

The two powerplants are mounted one directly behind the other and connected via a clutch. They deliver their power to the front wheels via a highly-modified eight-speed tiptronic. Energy storage is provided in the form of a lithium-ion battery with a nominal capacity of 1.3 kWh mounted in the back of the vehicle.

2013 Audi A8L Hybrid Front Angle
The luxury sedan can travel up to a speed of 100 km/h (62.14 mph) on electric power alone, and covers around three kilometers (1.86 miles) with zero local emissions at a speed of 60 km/h (37.28 mph). In the standard cycle it consumes just 6.3 liters of fuel per 100 km (37.34 US mpg), which corresponds to only 147 grams of CO2/km (236.57 g/mile).

Source: Audi

Gallery: Audi A8L Hybrid (2013)