12 Facts About Audi V8


Audi V8 is a four-door, full-size luxury sedan, built by Audi in Germany from 1988 to 1993, as the company's flagship model.

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The Audi V8 was replaced by the Audi A8 in 1994, although the A8 was not sold in North America until 1996.

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Competition model of the Audi V8 won back-to-back Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft driver's titles in 1990 and 1991, with the championship winners being Hans-Joachim Stuck and Frank Biela respectively.

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Audi V8 was the first company to win back-to-back DTM titles.

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Standard features for the Audi V8 included a 32-valve, double overhead camshaft V8 engine and a four-speed electronically controlled ZF 4HP24A automatic transmission providing Audi's quattro permanent four-wheel drive system.

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Audi V8 had a galvanized steel body, with a 10-year anti-perforation warranty .

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The Audi V8 was specifically designed to be a top of the range 'flagship' car and included a number of luxury features as standard equipment, including leather seating and Audi's quattro all wheel drive system .

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The Audi V8 created a new elevated image for the company, providing a viable alternative to established competitors such as Mercedes-Benz and BMW.

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Styling of the Audi V8 resembled the Typ 44 Audi 100 and 200 models, and was based on a stretched version of the Volkswagen Group C3 automobile platform, known either as the D1 or D11 platform.

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Powertrain detail of the Audi V8 featured one of two all-new, all-aluminium alloy engines – both petrol engines, and both in V8 configuration with 32 valves with dual valve springs, and four overhead camshafts .

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Audi V8 came equipped with rack and pinion power assisted steering as standard.

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Audi V8 came standard with a range of features, including a BOSE audio system with eight speakers, walnut wood trim, leather interior, and heated seats.

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