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4th-Generation Audi A8 Powertrain Information Leaked

The current Audi A8 has been around for more than 5 years, and the next generation of the Audi flagship sedan (D5 A8) is set to be announced at the end of 2017. Today some of the 4th-gen Audi A8 powertrain options information is leaked.


Here are what we have known at this moment:

– Turbo diesel 3.0L V6, max output: around 286hp with 457 lb-ft of torque
– S8 will be using the twin-turbo 4.0L V8 engine, output raised to 588hp and 590 lb-ft (upped from current S8’s 520hp and 481 lb-ft)
– A hybrid S8 is also possible, with twin-turbo V6 + electric motor
– A new 6.0L W12 will replace the current 6...

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(2015 Feb Special Issue) AWD System Dissected: Audi Quattro vs. Volkswagen 4Motion

A note from admin: we received a lot of emails from our readers inquiring more details and answers to some related questions. To make our editor’s job easier, please submit your comment or question at the bottom of this article. Every question will be reviewed and answered.

When talking about all-wheel-drive systems within the Volkswagen Group, most consumers usually know only two terms: the Quattro in Audi, and also the 4Motion in Volkswagen.


However, they are not just simply two systems: in fact the situation behind these are much more complicated than it appears to be. In this article, I will briefly analyze the AWD systems in Audi and VW cars.


The Audi ...

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Facelifted 2015 Audi RS7 Official Image Released

The facelifted 2015 model year RS7 is the same as the current 2014 one, mechanically speaking, which carries the same turbocharged 4.0L V8 engine, with 560 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Transmission will be the ZF-sourced 8-speed unit, sending power via Audi’s Quattro AWD system.

The major difference is in its exterior, with a new angular shape of front LED headlight housing unit, new radiator grille and new bumper.

The 2015 RS7 will be on sale in this autumn. US price will be announced when the sale date is approaching.

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