Audi A8 To Get R10’s V12 TDI

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Audi’s A8 may get the V12 TDI powerplant from the Audi R10, which won this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

r10 engine

The awesome 5.5L unit churns out 550hp, but won’t be a lightweight. Diesel engines normally require a hefty cast iron block which means over 200kg (fatty). Still, don’t be surprised to see the top range A8 with a V12 turbo-diesel, there may possibly be an S8 performance variant too. Smoke-tastic!

[Source: Motor Authority]

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Readers Comments

  1. 1. 13th September, 2006 at 18:39 by Darren78

    That engine is pure porn!

  2. 2. 13th September, 2006 at 19:48 by wullielovesaudis

    rude rude ruuuuuuuuuude!!

    the v10tdi in the twaregg is phenomenal, just depreciates faster than wayne rooney leaving a brothel.

  3. 3. 26th September, 2006 at 08:51 by Auto Parts for Americans

    The V10 engine had become an iconic part of engine history. Same thing as the V12 is slowly rising towards popularity. The new V12 TDI engine developed by Volkswagen is dubbed as the world’s most powerful diesel engine. Lucky Audi, its Q7 had the first taste of it.

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