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While we were playing with Audi's smaller V8-powered diesel Q7 (thanks to the folks at Honeywell), it looks like the multi-ringed brand was

working on taking the rocket-powered powerhouse of an SUV to a whole new oil-burning level with the new Audi Q7 V12 TDI.

With the new bigger, longer and more uncut diesel engine under the hood it officially makes the new Q7 the most powerful diesel-powered

passenger vehicle around.

That big 6.0-liter engine generates a whopping 500 HP and (wait for it) an astonishing 757.5 lb-ft of torque.

That means the new Q7 has a 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) time of just 5.5 seconds.

On average, it requires just 11.9 liters of fuel per 100 km — a figure translating to roughly 19.77 MPG.

Do want. Oh yes, definitely do want.

Presales of the Audi Q7 V12 TDI will begin in Germany during the second half of 2008 and we're of the assumption people will be calling it a 2009 model.

Full details below the jump.
Hey, anybody got the acceleration times and FE numbers for what this competes with ?

Also the Two Modes ?


World’s first V12 passenger diesel

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Audi has started production of the world’s first 12-cylinder diesel engine for a passenger vehicle at its plant in Győr, the car manufacturer

announced last Wednesday.

HUF 1 billion (EUR 4.15 million) in equipment was installed at the plant in order to assimilate the existing eight and ten-cylinder assembly lines with

those for the new engines, each of which is assembled by a single employee trained at the Audi plant in Neckarsulm, Germany.

The Audi Q7 V12 TDI becomes the world’s most powerful diesel car, with an acceleration of 0-100 km-h in 5.5 seconds.
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