The Audi V8 was a considerable excess vehicle manufactured by Audi AG of Germany from 1988 to 1994 as the association’s degree topping model, and was the first Audi to use its namesake engine plan. It was supplanted by the A8 in 1994, however the A8 would not be sold in North America until the 1997 model year.
The styling of the Audi V8 resembled the Typ 44 Audi 100 and 200 models, and relied on upon an expanded type of the Volkswagen Group C3 auto stage, alluded to either as the D1 or D11 stage. The Audi V8 changed from the Audi 100/200 with a unique grille added to the hood, new protects and headlights, all-red tail lights, expanded wheelbase, more broad track, pronounced guards, and an absolutely assorted inside. Plus, just amalgam wheels were offered, going from 15 to 17 inches.
Despite the standard-length model, there was moreover a long wheelbase (LWB), (‘Lang’ in German) adjustment of the V8 (insinuate the infobox for differences in estimations). It was accumulated at Steyr-Daimler-Puch plant in Graz (see era figures). This custom would continue with the A8, offered in “A8L” bunch.
An once-off exploratory Avant (home) variation was created for the wife of past Audi CEO Ferdinand Piech. This auto is no more on display at the Audi Forum Ingolstad, however away in Neckarsulm.
Regardless of the way that the vehicle relied on upon VW/Audi’s present C3 stage (specifically the 100/200 auto), the V8 model included standard quattro all-wheel drive and a 32 valve, DOHC V8 engine with either a five-pace manual or four-speed electronically controlled customized transmission, giving it the power and road holding ability to facilitate the V8 filled offerings from BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The V8 about took after the 100 and 200 models, notwithstanding the way that a unique fire sear layout, increased wheelbase, confirmed wheel bends and greater wheels remembered it. Much thought was lavished on the vehicle’s new engine, disregarding the way that the V8 was moreover paramount in that it was the original Audi to combine the quattro system with a customized transmission.
The 3.6 L (3562 cc) powerplant was essentially two four-chamber engines which had been mated at the crankshaft to shape a V8. For this circumstance it was the Volkswagen Golf GTI’s 1.8 L, twin cam, 16-valve inline 4-barrel that gave the starting stage. Power yield was to a great degree strong for the day, with 250 PS (184 kW/247 hp) and 340 N·m (251 ft·lbf) of torque available over a really wide powerband.
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