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2004 Audi A8 L quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)

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  • AIC AutoSite obtained a 2004 Audi A8 4.2 L for a weeklong evaluation, and emerged from the road test impressed with the German automaker’s latest technological tour de force. We drove the car in the Los Angeles region, covering city streets, multi-lane freeways and twisty two-lane mountain roads during our test-driving.

    For 2004, Audi debuts a completely redesigned A8. Continuing to serve as Audi’s most advanced automobile, the 2004 A8 is improved over its predecessor in every way. Initially, the is offered only in long-wheelbase 4.2 L trim, but for 2005, short-wheelbase 4.2 and long-wheelbase 6.0 L V12 versions will be available.

  • Starting with the hardware, the 2004 Audi A8 4.2 L is powered by an aluminum 4.2-liter V8 engine that meets ULEV emissions standards. In this application, the V8 makes 330 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 317 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,500 rpm operating on premium unleaded fuel. Despite a curb weight of 4,399 pounds, acceleration from a standstill to 60 mph takes 6.3 seconds, according to Audi, and the EPA rates the 2004 A8 4.2 L at 17-mpg city and 24-mpg highway. Audi includes scheduled maintenance at no charge during the lifetime of the warranty, which last four years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first.

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    Stock Number: UK344816I
    Fits: 2004 Audi A8 Quattro
    Description: TV-Info-GPS Screen
    Condition: Average  
    Warranty: 1-Year
    Shipped From: Stockton, California Yard
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  • 2004 AUDI A8 L QUATTRO

    • DATE IN FLEET: June 2-16
    • AS-TESTED PRICE: $74,690
    • POWERTRAIN: 4.2-liter V8; awd, six-speed automatic HP: 330 @ 6500 rpm TORQUE: 317 @ 3500 rpm
    • CURB WEIGHT: 4399 pounds
    • MPG (AW OBSERVED/EPA): 19.57/17.0

    Engine power flows through a new six-speed Tiptronic sequential automatic transmission with adaptive Dynamic Shift Program (DSP) technology. The Tiptronic transmission offers two modes: Drive and Sport, the latter delaying upshifts for greater engine revs and producing quicker downshifts during deceleration. Manual gear selection is available by tapping the gear selector up and down in a separate gate. Standard on the 2004 A8 4.2 L is Audi’s revered Quattro all-wheel-drive system with a Torsen center differential that continuously varies the torque split from front to rear and side-to-side, depending on road conditions.

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As pleasing as the engine is, we did not praise the six-speed automatic transmission. Equipped with adaptive software that is supposed to learn the driver’s style and shift accordingly, we found that the 2004 Audi A8 often delivered jarring shifts and inconsistent power delivery. Sometimes the A8 would thrust forward from a stop when what we wanted was a smooth and slow launch. On the other end of the spectrum, when we wanted quick off-the-line acceleration, we experienced a hesitation that sometimes made crossing heavy traffic a gamble. For performance driving, the Sport mode works nicely to hold revs and the Tiptronic manual mode is responsive, but in normal automatic mode the Audi A8’s transmission is an unpredictable mess.