Audi A8 E-Tron To Get Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Tech
According to Auto Express, Audi will unveil its first 3.0-liter V6 diesel PHEV powertrain in the Audi A8 E-tron.
After it debuts in the A8, Audi will reportedly roll this powertrain out across a range of its larger model, including in the Audi A6 e-tron and Audi Q7 SUV.
Per Auto Express:
“The new set-up will be used to power larger models in the range, and Audi’s board ember for technical development Dr Ulrich Hackenberg confirmed that the A8 would be the first car to get the tech.”
“There were no details on the size of electric motor, but Audi did confirm that the new system would have 368bhp and up to 700Nm of torque. The manufacturer also confirmed that it would have an all-electric range of 30 miles.”
Auto Express says that this powertrain will be unveiled in early 2015 before it gets fitted into the Audi A8 for production perhaps by late 2015.
“The 3.0-litre e-tron will be used in different cars. The plugin hybrid is an exciting combination.”
In regards to the A8 e-tron, Hackenburg stated:
“It will go under the 100g/km barrier, especially in Europe.”
It seems unlikely that we’ll see the diesel Audi A8 e-tron sold in the U.S., but still to see Audi so focused on future PHEVs models is music to our ears.
Source: Auto Express