The diesel-powered A8L 3.0 TDI is a new addition to the A8 lineup.
From twenty paces, it's almost easy to mistake the A6 for a short-wheelbase A8.
An RS7 and A7 TDI join the range.
Like the Audi Styling and the all wheel drive.
Its an crossover with a supercharged engibe
Very nice article. Well written! The SQ5 is qoing to be the true love it or hate it "vehicle" of recent. Unlike the X5M's or SRT8's it isn't happy towing a boat to the lake. It isn't fuel efficient like the Tiguan or its TDI counterpart.. its stuck awkwardly in the middle. That being said - if I could have afforded one... it would make a killer replacement for our MK6 GTI :)
Another, tall wagon that thinks it's an SUV. Ground breaking..
Nice enough article I guess, and certainly a nice vehicle, but it's amazing that apparently neither the author nor the editor realize that the 3.0T is and always has been a SUPERCHARGED motor, not turbocharged. As if the instantaneous throttle response wasn't enough of a giveaway....
Further, this motor has been available in the US for at least 4 years, so it's not like it's new news.....
@Craig Stishenko Craig, thanks for reading, much appreciated. Hey, actually, the Audi's towing capacity is pretty solid,
4,400 pounds -- so you won't be towing any big yachts, but the Audi could handle a decent powerboat with no problems!
@ZCD2.7T ZDC2, thanks for pointing that out. I've driven every damn supercharged Audi (and there sure are enough of them), but somehow the "3.0T" made me scribble "turbo" instead of "super." What's wrong with "3.0S," anyway? Guess Audi only wants to use "S" for sporty models, not to describe their engine...but thanks for reading.
@Lawrence Ulrich Thank you Mr. Author and/or Editor for correcting the turbo/supercharged error!
@Lawrence Ulrich: It's a pretty ridiculous marketing move by Audi, to be sure. That's why my S4 has Audi's "Supercharged" badges on its fenders instead. Hell of a motor, BTW, with tons of untapped potential, as you may know.
I, however, have "tapped" that potential, ifunowhatImean..... <grin>