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Audi unleashes SUV beast

2007-01-10 07:59

Meet Audi's V12 beast

Audi is advancing to the cutting edge of diesel technology development. The Ingolstadt brand launched an engine at the Detroit Motor Show which apparently sets new standards in the diesel sector.

This engine is the first V12 TDI passenger car engine. The six-litre unit under the bonnet of the Audi Q7 V12 TDI concept car delivers 368 kW and a formidable 1 000 Nm of torque.

The diesel's 368 kW equates to a specific output of 62.0 kW per litre.

This means that this high-performance SUV has the dynamism of a powerful sports car.

The colossal power of the Audi Q7 V12 TDI takes it into a whole new dimension.

A time of 5.5 seconds for the sprint from a standstill to 100 km/h and an electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h put the performance SUV from Audi on a par with high-caliber sports cars.

The engine limits its consumption to an average of just 11.9 litres/100 km.


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