Audi A8 L

The new AUDI A8L can be armored by TRASCO according to Anti-Kidnapping Level 4.

Luxury AUDI vehicles are being armored in Bremen since an official OEM-Cooperation was agreed in 1989 with AUDI AG. In the following years the armored AUDI A8L (D2) was produced by our company for AUDI AG unitl Audi decided to set up an inhouse armoring programm in Ingolstadt. Until today AUDI AG is being supplied with spare parts for the vehicles which were armored during the period of the cooperation and which are still in usage in various parts of the world.

In more than 25 years of our companies history over 100 AUDI A8L sedans were armored by TRASCO.

                   
  1. Armoring cage with A,B and C pillars and overlaps integrated into passenger cell

  2. Laminated safety glass produced by European glass manufacturers

  3. Automatic soft-closing on all doors

  4. Armored trunk box for electronics, battery or other options

  5. Reinforced door check straps and door hinges

  6. Reinforced bumper front and rear as option

  7. Reinforced heavy duty hinges on all four doors which are directly mounted to the armoring cage

  8. Self-sealing fuel tank

  9. Underbody protection against 2x DM51 grenades (optional)

  10. Heavy duty wheels with run-flat system

  11. Upgraded suspension - equipped with heavy duty air springs and shock absorbers, upgraded suspension and control arms at the front and rear axle

Armoring

Threat

Testlevel according to
VPAM APR 2006

Classification by
PM 2007 (PM)    
BRV 2009 (VR)

Stanag 4569
AEP 55 (level)

Comparable to*                        
DIN EN 1063 (BR),          
DIN EN 1522/23 (FB),      
BRV 1999 (VR)           

Type of Weapon

Calibre

Type of bullet          

Testcondition

Standoff (m)

Standard Hit Spacing

4

PM 4
VR 4

BR 4
FB 4
VR 4

357 S/W

.357 Magnum

FJ(1)/CB/SC

10 +/- 0.5      

3 shots on the vertices of a triangle @ 120 +/- 10mm

44 S/W

.44 Magnum

FJ(2)/FN/SC

7

PM 7
VR 7

Level 1

BR 5
FB 5
VR 5 

M16A2/Famas-G2

5.56 x 45mm

FJ(2)/PB/SCP(1)

10 +/- 0.5 

3 shots on the vertices of a triangle @ 120 +/- 10mm

BR 6
FB 6
VR 6 

M80 Ball
(M60/M14/FAL-FN)

7.62 x 51mm

FJ(1)/PB/SC

 ( B6+ not classified)

M16A1/Famas-G1 (M193)

5.56 x 45mm

FJ(2)/PB/SC

9

PM 9
VR 9

BR 7
FB 7
VR 7 

M61-AP
(M60/M14/FAL-FN)

7.62 x 51mm

FJ(2)/PB/HC(1)

10 +/- 0.5 

3 shots on the vertices of a triangle @ 120 +/- 10mm

Technical facts

Audi A8L

Type

Audi A8L D4

Engine

4.0 TFSI quattro

Fuel

Petrol

Cylinders

8

Cubic capacity in ccm

3,993

Torque Nm/rpm (*)

600 / 1500 - 5000

Power kw (HP)/rpm (*)

320 (435) /5.100 - 6.000

Seats

4

Tank capacity + subtank (l)

82

Left / right steering

Yes / Yes

Automatic transmission

Yes (8G tiptronic)

Armoring level

Anti-Kidnapping Level 4    B6 (VPAM Level 7)    B7 (VPAM Level 9)

Empty weight (kg)

2.270                                  3.550                         4.050   

Gross vehicle weight (kg)

2.625                                  4.000                         4.450

Brakes

 

Special manufactured heavy duty discs, calipers and pads are being used due to the increased weight of the armored vehicle, which keep the brake performance and reduce fading for all time safety braking.

Tires and rims

 

Due to the weight of the armored sedan or limousine, the vehicle is equipped with special tires with an increased load index.

Rims with special unique design and proven payload include the run flat system for emergency driving with a puncture up to a range of 50 km with 50km/h speed.

 

 

Dimension


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