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2018-01-24 10:51

Image: Twitter

Pretoria - A Wheels24 reader, known as @Common_man18 on Twitter, spotted both the new Audi A8 and Lamborghini's SUV, the Urus, being tested in the Tshwane area during morning traffic...

He sent us these snap shots.

The fourth-generation A8 made its debut at the Audi Summit in Barcelona earlier in 2017. The new Audi A8/A8 L are being built at the Neckarsulm site in Germany. 

Audi South Africa says the vehicle is currently still in planning but is likely to be launched in South Africa towards the end of the third of fourth quarter of 2018.

The new A8 will be offered internationally with two re-engineered V6 turbo engines; a 3.0 TDI and a 3.0 TFSI. The diesel develops 210kW, and the petrol version 250 kW. Two eight-cylinder versions – a 4.0 TDI with 320 kW and a 4.0 TFSI with 338kW – will follow later. The top engine version is the W12 with a displacement of 6.0 litres.

Engine line-up for South Africa will be confirmed closer to the model introduction.

                                                                             

Image: Twitter/ @Common_man18




Lamborghini Urus

The Italian supercar manufacturer says the first of its hybrid vehicles will be its new Sports Utility Vehicle, the Urus, which was unveiled earlier in December as well, has been dubbed by the brand the world's first super-SUV.

Image: Twitter/ @Common_man18

Hilton Ralph, Regional Manager for Imperial Collection The Signature Brands, principal dealer for Lamborghini in South Africa, says: "Orders will open in February 2018 for the new Lamborghini Urus and the first SA owners will take delivery in August/September 2018." 

The Urus will reach a top speed of 305km/h, can go from zero to 100km/h in 3.6 seconds and brake from 100km/h to 0 in 33.7 metres, company officials said.

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