The Audi Q7 3.0 TDI should be out later this year. 233 Horsepower and 369 ft-lbs of torque come from its 3.0L V6 Bluetec Diesel. This engine would go nicely in the A6. In 2009 Audi is also coming out with a A4 TDi. Check out the video below for more about the 2009 Audi Q7.
The Audi Q7 won’t be the only Diesel in Audi’s line up for 2009. The Audi A4 should follow the Q7 later in the year, using the same 3.0L Diesel producing around 240 horsepower and 400 lb-ft. of torque. The Quattro should get around 34 combined mpg. Audi says that the new V6 TDi will be one of the cleanest Diesel engines in the world as far as emissions. It will pass the extremely high Tier 2 Bin 5 NOx standards to be legal in all 50 States. This emissions standards are by far the highest in the world. The car has a very complex exhaust system to burn the harmful emissions. When you go in for service at the dealership a solution is added to the engine, to keep it running clean. The Diesel version might be a little more expensive then the 3.2 Quattro, but with the savings in annual fuel costs alone, the A4 3.0 TDi is sure to sell it’s share.
Today Audi brought some more of its Le Mans-conquering technology to the street in the form of the new R8 V-12 TDI. The R8 V12 TDI is a concept that melds the 6.0L V-12 diesel from last years Q7 concept with the award winning R8 sports car. The concept engine shares a cylinder count with the race-winning R10, but it’s actually a completely new engine with a 60-degree bank angle instead of the 90 degrees used on the race engine. While the 500 hp is only par for the course in its class, the 738 lb-ft of torque is enough to shred all four tires with ease. While the R8 V12 TDI storms to 62mph in 4.2 seconds and maxes out at 186mph, it also manages to get 23 MPG. The combination of a 29,000-psi direct-inject fuel injection system, particulate filters and urea injection allows this beast to pass 2014 EuroVI emissions standards, too. Check out our live high-res images of the R8 V12 TDI in the gallery below. These are our best shots from the show so far, so enjoy!
The Audi Q7 V12 TDi Started as a concept, now it will become a production model in Europe for 2009. This Q7 is equipped with a Impressive V12 Diesel that produces 500 horsepower and 757lb-ft of torque, making it the most powerful diesel suv available. The body of the Q7 has been modified to create a more aggressive look, to reflect the big 6.0L V12 Twin-Turbo Diesel under the hood. The six-speed tiptronic has been reworked to handle the additional power from the V12. Top speed will be electronically limited to 155 mph. 0-62mph acceleration in 5.5 seconds. 20.8 miles per gallon average. Audi has not announced if the if the will be available in the United States.
Audi’s flagship sports car the R8, has been fitted with a 6.0L V12 (can also be found in the Audi Q7 TDi V12 Diesel.). This V12 is a close relative of the engine found in the R10 Diesel Race car. Which has won twice at Le Mans. This car will shatter negative perceptions some consumers may have about diesel cars. This V12 Produces 500 horsepower and 738lb-ft of torque, and all that power is put down on all four wheels with Quattro permanent all-wheel drive. It can rocket from zero to 62 in 4.2 Seconds, and still manage to get up to 23 combined city/hwy MPG. It meets the most extreme emissions standards in Europe. This Diesel R8 V12 TDi is still a concept, but it has a high probability to become a production model. I can’t think of a better way to change opinions about diesels then with a 186mph super car.