Excerpts from audi: 2-Nov-95 Re: Tokyo Auto Show by Paul Rivera@server1.DELT
> As far as I can tell from speaking with the Audi folks last year, they
>feel that the W12 is too expensive as a solution, and the V8 with Turbos
>or a Superchager is a more cost effective solution. They have a Turbo
> Diesel V8 that makes 250 Hp flying around the test tracks in an A8.
>6 Litres per 100 Km at 160 Kmh. Good
> Paul Rivera
Does anyone have anymore info on this Diesel A8? I'm sure that it will
never make it to the US, even if the A8 does. If Audi is trying to
invade the Mercedes market in the US like Lexus did a few years back,
they definitely need a Diesel. I'm not sure how they will fit all the
letters onto the trunk though: " AUDI A8 QUATTRO TURBO DIESEL" in fact
it might have to be "AUDI A8 QUATTRO TURBO DIRECT INJECTION DIESEL"
It's really tought to say that Diesels are better for the enviroment
without fully analyzing both the refining process and the exhausts
effect on the atmosphere, but it is clear that the higher compression
ratios(~23:1) of a Diesel engine have a higher theoretical maximum
Can you tell that I used to own an Audi 5000 Diesel?