The new Audi A8 L Driving Video in Valencia

For the first time, the Audi A8 comes standard with an electrified drivetrain. To that end, all of the engines are equipped with mild hybrid technology. This enables coasting with the engine switched off and a smooth restart. It also has an extended start/stop function and an energy recovery output of up to 12 kW. The combined effect of these measures is to bring down the fuel consumption of the already efficient engines even further – by as much as 0.7 liters (0.2 US gal) per 100 kilometers (62.1 mi) in real driving conditions. The key element for this is the 48-volt electrical system, which in the A8 serves for the first time as the primary electrical system.