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Pricing: Audi R8 V10, Q7 V12 TDI

2009-06-04 08:22

Audi South Africa has announced that the order books are now open for its two most desirable models, the R8 V10 and the Q7 V12 TDI.

The R8 V10’s 5.2-litre, ten-cylinder FSI engine churns out 386 kW and 530 Nm of torque, rockets from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 316km/h. In the version with the sequentially shifting R tronic it reaches 200 km/h in another 8.1 seconds.

There are eight Audi R8 dealerships in South Africa who are currently taking orders for this new flagship model. Retail will commence in September and indicative pricing for this super car is R2 000 000.

From the Audi R8 V10 to the most powerful diesel-production SUV developed by Audi, the Q7 V12 TDI Quattro is also ready for local introduction.

Power comes from a 6.0-litre V12 generating 368 kW and 1 000 Nm of torque. Audi claims an average fuel consumption of 11.9 litres of fuel per 100km.

According to Audi a product highlight of the Q7 is its standard 20 inch ceramic brakes.

Indicative pricing for the Audi Q7 V12 TDI is R 1 500 000 and it will also reach showrooms in September.

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