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erzhik
03-14-2005, 07:16 PM
Ok, Just found theese pics of new A8 which is due in May. As you can see it has new headlights and their famous huge grill is standard on every A8. (on 2003 model it was only available for 6.0 W12)..The engines will be: 3.0 (218 bhp), 3.7 quattro (280 bhp), 4.2 Long quattro (335 bhp), and of course 6.0 (450 bhp)... The price for new A8 will be a little higher than for old version. Will also feature 19 inch spokes, 20mm lower than previous model, new interior and a lot more chrome.. some other small changes, will be made. *MAYBE A REPOST<br><IMG SRC="http://www.autoreview.ru/new_site/news/2005/03/11_5/800_1.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>*<br><IMG SRC="http://www.autoreview.ru/new_site/news/2005/03/11_5/800_2.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>

The Water Is Poison
03-14-2005, 07:23 PM
Beautiful is the only thing I can say.

Superfresa
03-14-2005, 08:04 PM
ai ai ai, I finally get to like this Audi!

Charger
03-14-2005, 08:06 PM
This is definitely the best looking Audi. The grille fits the A8 the best.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Charger at 9:13 PM 3/14/2005</i>

Gian86
03-14-2005, 08:08 PM
Nearly all Audi's have this new grille. Looks very nice indeed. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

erzhik
03-14-2005, 10:33 PM
Yeah, A3, A4, and A6 have this grill... But the thing is that A8 was the first one to wear this grill and only 6.0 W12 model, which is very rare... But the new model will have this grill a standard on every A8 (not just 6.0 W12)...Yeah this A8 is kewl, can't wait to see their new S8 and S6, RS6...man, I like Audi so much,..

knicks125
03-15-2005, 10:21 AM
i like everything except the grille

AM2
03-15-2005, 02:13 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>erzhik</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> The engines will be: 3.0 (218 bhp), 3.7 quattro (280 bhp), 4.2 Long quattro (335 bhp), and of course 6.0 (450 bhp)... <br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>218bhp 3.0 V6? Why are they not using the 255bhp 3.2 V6 of the A6?

erzhik
03-15-2005, 03:28 PM
not really sure..probably had some reasons for that..

RS
03-15-2005, 03:55 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AM2</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>218bhp 3.0 V6? Why are they not using the 255bhp 3.2 V6 of the A6?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I believe that 3.0 V6 is a diesel. I know there is a 3.0 TDI with 225bhp and 450Nm (330lbs/ft) of torque.<p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by RS at 5:02 PM 3/15/2005</i>

AM2
03-16-2005, 01:38 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RS</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I believe that 3.0 V6 is a diesel. I know there is a 3.0 TDI with 225bhp and 450Nm (330lbs/ft) of torque.<p><i>Modified by RS at 5:02 PM 3/15/2005</i></TD></TR></TABLE><br>I don't think they were talking about the diesel...<p>Here is the engine specs of the pre-facelifted 2004 model<br><B>Audi A8 Limousine 4d 3.0 V6</B> <br>Engine <br>Number of cylinders V6 <br>Engine capacity 2967 cc <br>Number of valves 30, DOHC <br>Fuel Petrol, Injection by cylinder <br>Compression ratio 10.5 <br>Max Power 162 kW (218bhp) 6300 rpm <br>Max torque 300 Nm (217 lb-ft) 3200 rpm <p>

RS
03-16-2005, 09:16 AM
That's just weird. Why wouldn't Audi use the old slightly bigger 3.0 V6?<p>engine capacity: 2976cc<br>number of valves: 30<br>220 hp <br>221 lbs/ft of torque<p>but I would definitely recommend the 3.2 FSI, too.<br>

davidChief
03-16-2005, 10:25 AM
Nice wheels...

Hornbag
03-17-2005, 12:42 AM
This car looks so professional. I have to get at least one Audi, i have just fallin in love with the grilles! What did the old headlights look like anyway, the look the same to me?

Reppu
03-17-2005, 04:19 AM
Not exactly the same i think. To me they look subtly rounder, the old ones looked sharper in the corners. But might be the angle or something, i don't know.

erzhik
03-17-2005, 09:24 AM
yeah I think these are more rounded... and looks like a lil smaller... <br>Have some info on the prices.. <p>3.0 will cost $91,000<br>3.7 quattro will be $103,000<br>4.2L quattro - $134,000<br>3.0 diesel quattro - $100,000<br>6.0L W12 quattro - more than $160,000<p>Start saving up guys

knicks125
03-17-2005, 09:35 AM
where (which country) are these prices from?

erzhik
03-17-2005, 11:31 AM
oh yeah, forgot.. these prices are actually for Russia...But I doubt that they will differ a lot in other countries..

knicks125
03-17-2005, 01:14 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>erzhik</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">But I doubt that they will differ a lot in other countries..</TD></TR></TABLE><p>actually you'd be surprised; for example, in the US, there are no such thing as 3.0 or 3.7 on the A8 (only three trim options), the price starts at 66k and go all the way up until 117k (W12). Prices and models vary very much depending the model <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

spwolf
03-18-2005, 09:57 AM
they managed to make it look more purposful... Current A8 simply lacks something when you see it on the road.

AM2
03-18-2005, 10:43 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Reppu</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> To me they look subtly rounder, the old ones looked sharper in the corners. But might be the angle or something, i don't know.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>The upper part of the headlights seem to be more rounded... but the inside looks similar...<br><IMG SRC="http://img183.exs.cx/img183/4812/audia8lights9gm.jpg" BORDER="0">

erzhik
03-18-2005, 04:13 PM
oh yeah, the headlights are redesigned... personally I liked the old ones... much more aggresive..

Reppu
03-19-2005, 12:36 AM
Good shot AM2. I prefer the old ones as well. Actually i prefer the old front, grille etc

Hornbag
03-19-2005, 01:00 AM
I prefer the old headlights, with the new grille.

erzhik
03-19-2005, 01:23 AM
yeah me too..old lights are better but the grill on new one is so much more aggressive..

Krypton
03-19-2005, 08:21 AM
I prefer the old car but this car does look decent, just the old one looked better and i like the new grill but it doesnt fit on this