Audi has announced during the Detroit Motor Show that they will bring the Audi A8 3.0T to the US, as well as a diesel version. Great news!
We can confirm that Audi’s flagship sedan will offer a 3.0-liter V-6 ‘TDI’ turbodiesel option later this year, though no specs have been announced as yet.
The V-6 turbodiesel is likely to be a variation of the engine found in the current Q7 TDI, which in the SUV is rated at 225 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque.
The other new option for the 2013 Audi A8 is the 3.0T model, which features the same supercharged 3.0-liter gasoline V-6 found in several other models including the sporty S4. In the 2013 A8 it will be rated at 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque.
The A8 3.0T will also include standard quattro all-wheel drive, while the rest of its specifications should be similar to the existing A8 4.2 (including normal and long wheelbase offerings).