2011 Audi A8 might get new V12 and four-cylinder turbodiesel, new spy shots also appear


While practically almost all of Audi’s lineup has been revamped with the new line of front fascias, its flagship model, the A8, stayed practically the same as it was a few years ago. But a change will soon happen, as rumors say the new model will appear at the beginning of 2010 at the Detroit Motor Show.

Now, a set of new spy shots have appeared with the German premium limousine, as well as information about two new engines which will be in the lineup for the model. First of all, we’re talking about a revamped V12 (or W12, as that configuration is currently equipping the A8), which will displace 6.5-liters and produce over 500 HP, considerably more than the current unit. For those with a smaller power craving, the Ingolstadt manufacturer will reveal a supercharged V8, with over 400 HP, which will be equipped with a cylinder management system that can shut down even four cylinders at once.


But in case you’ll want to ride that big A8 through a Greenpeace or environmental convention, rest assured that you can get a brand new 2.0-liter diesel engine equipped with twin turbos that can produce a bit over 200 HP.

These are still rumors though, meaning that we should wait until January next year to see just what powerplants will the 2011 Audi A8 have when it will appear on the market in late 2010.

Source: Autoblog

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