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Electric cars in SA

The debate on whether or not Electric Vehicles (EV) are viable in South Africa rages on.

Audi's super-clean A8

2007-08-08 07:30
An addition to the Audi's A8 range, of which a major facelift is planned for the Frankfurt show, is the new 2.8 engine using FSI technology.

The latest addition to the range is a six-cylinder unit using FSI direct injection and Audi's new valvelift technology that varies the valve lift based on the power demands.

Combined with a range of friction-reducing measures on many components, Valvelift is said to reduce fuel consumption by up to 10 %.

The V6 produces 154 kW and 280 Nm from 3 000 to 5 000 r/min. Acceleration from 0 - 100 km/h is a brisk 8 seconds, while the top speed for this luxury sedan is 238 km/h.

Cleanest in class

Audi claims fuel consumption of 8.3 l/100 km and CO2 emission of 199 g/km, which according to the manufacturer is the lowest in its class.

The new model is equipped with front wheel drive and Audi's Multitronic continuously variable transmission.

Being a member of the flagship range, the 2.8 FSI is also equipped with other trademarks including the use of Audi's Space Frame Technology, adaptive air suspension, decreased NVH levels and a host of safety and comfort features.

Audi SA has confirmed that the A8 2.8 FSI will not be coming to South Africa.


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