Vorsprung durch Technik is the claim to which the Audi brand is committed. Not only where sportiness is concerned, but in terms of future-oriented mobility as well. Audi consistently implements various efficiency measures in an overall concept. As a developer of numerous innovations, Audi has had a long-lasting effect on the automotive industry.
LED lights are used at many points in the Audi S8 – the standard LED headlights are particularly striking, together with the LED daytime running lights and the LED rear lights. LEDs last as long as the vehicle service life and use up to 50 % less energy than standard light bulbs.
The recuperation system uses coasting and braking phases to convert kinetic energy into electrical energy. When the vehicle accelerates again, the battery feeds the stored energy back into the vehicle network, taking the pressure off the alternator and thus saving fuel.
The start-stop system helps to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by switching off the engine when standing, e.g. at traffic lights. The start process is initiated as soon as the foot brake is released for a perfect getaway. Can be deactivated at any time via a button.