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Re: Tokyo Auto Show

Actually, I think "Audi A8 TdiQ" would grace a trunk lid very nicely!  It 
has a nice ring (or is that 4 rings) to it.

Jeremy R. King
1986 VW Quantum GL5
Audi at Heart
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On Thu, 2 Nov 1995, James N Gagliardi wrote:

> 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 
> >  
> > economy.
> > 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'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
> efficiency.  
> James
> Can you tell that I used to own an Audi 5000 Diesel?