Intelligent performance: with Audi cylinder on demand only four of the eight cylinders are active in partial-load operation depending on the driving conditions. The Audi valvelift system closes the intake and exhaust valves on two cylinders on each side and switches off their injection and ignition – whilst the engine continues to run as quietly as ever. As a result, neither air is drawn in nor fuel consumed – the fuel consumption and emission figures are noticeably improved. The 4.0 litre V8 TFSI engine also features a start-stop system and recuperation. And also excels with its spontaneous responsiveness and extraordinary power delivery over the entire engine speed range.
Powerpack: the 8-speed tiptronic constitutes an adequate automatic transmission which boasts rapid gear changes and high efficiency. Thanks to the Dynamic Shift Program (DSP) the gear changes take place in the optimum engine speed range – reducing power flow losses while you enjoy agile motoring. The tiptronic comes with a sport program (S) or manual mode for an even more dynamic driving style.