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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-08-2017, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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48-Volt Standard Powertrain for A8

Audi has confirmed that the new Audi A8 will come with a standard 48 Volt powertrain to aid making it essentially a hybrid.

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The new mild hybrid system will be comprised by two main components: a watercooled 48-volt alternator starter (BAS) which compliments the traditional pinion starter, with the latter used only for cold starts, and a lithium-ion battery with a 10Ah charge carrier capacity and a 48-volt system.
This allows the engine to cost utilizing the electrified portion between the speeds of 55km/h and 160km/h but the vehicle will be able to accelerate immediately when needing to make the transition to restart the engine.

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The system even features what Audi calls ‘predictive convenient starting’: when the vehicle in front of you starts to move, the engine starts even if the brake pedal is still pressed to allow the driver follow the flow of the traffic.
Audi Confirms Standard Electrified 48-Volt Powertrains For New A8

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-22-2017, 10:04 AM
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Personally never had experience with hybrids. Don't think I've ever driven one in my life. How long does it usually take when it switches over from gasoline to electric? Is it extremely noticeable?
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