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Audi to introduce 500 HP V12 TDI engine for the Q7

Presented at this year’s Detroit Motor Show back in January, Audi is close to launching into production the Audi Q7 V12 TDI. An Audi official revealed that the new V12 monster will hit showrooms in the second half of next year. Developing 500 HP and an impressive 1,000Nm of torque.

The most powerful diesel engine offered in a production car will take the Audi Q7 from 0 to 100 km/h (60 mph) in just 5.5 seconds and to top speed of 250km/h (electronically limited, of course). And you’d expect this beast to eat up a lot of gas, but the engine takes only 11.9L at 100km (20 mpg) and it already meets Euro V emissions standards due in 2010.

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