The brand claim “Vorsprung durch Technik” encapsulates the cutting-edge technology that is at the very heart of the Audi brand. Not just in the domain of sportiness, but also when it comes to a form of future-proof mobility. Audi consistently applies various efficiency measures within the framework of an all-embracing concept. As the developer of numerous innovations, we have made a lasting impact on automotive engineering.
Audi Space Frame ASF®The aluminium used for the Audi Space FrameAudi Space FrameThe Audi Space Frame is a high-strength aluminium frame structure into which all panels are integrated so that they also perform a load-bearing function.Audi Space Frame (ASF) is light, offers greater design freedom for castings and extruded sections than steel, and the components made from it exhibit high rigidity. The ASF construction principle permits sporty handling coupled with reduced consumption.
FSI® engineWith FSIFSIGetting more out of every drop of petrol.FSI ® technology, fuel is injected directly into the combustion chamber. This achieves more effective cylinder filling and compression ratios than on engines with conventional injection. The result is lower fuel consumption yet equally good performance.
TDI® engineTDITDISynonymous with muscular torque delivery and outstanding efficiency: TDI. Today, TDI engines are sporty, smooth and economical.TDI ®: the synonym for economy, low emissions and high power yield, achieved by means of pioneering technologies such as the common rail system and piezo injectors.
Energy recoveryThe energy recovery system converts kinetic energy into electrical energy during phases when the car is coasting or braking. When the car accelerates again, the battery directs the temporarily stored energy back into the vehicle, to relieve the alternator and thereby save fuel.
LED technologyLEDs are used at many points in the Audi A8 L – the optional LED headlights are a particularly striking feature, as are the LED daytime running lightsLED daytime running lightsLED daytime running lights make sure you are seen quickly by other road users, whatever the daytime light conditions.LED daytime running lights and the LED rear lightsLED rear lightsPure brilliance: the LED rear lights are innovative brake lights and tail lights featuring long-lasting LED light sources.LED rear lights . LEDs are made to last the lifetime of the vehicle and the saving in power consumption that they offer is as much as half compared with conventional bulbs.