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Old 09-18-2006, 09:33 AM   #1
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last but not least

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According to a German report, they're putting a race-derived 6.0-liter V12 TDI in the Q7 SUV for 2008. The street version of the V12 TDI will be the most powerful passenger car diesel in the world, with -- get this -- 500 horsepower and a staggering 720 lb ft of torque on tap. And it doesn't end there. According to the same report, the monster diesel will find its way into the next A8 sedan, due in 2010.

Unless you've been living in a cave, you know that the V12 TDI is the engine that led the Audi R10 to American Le Mans Series dominance this year, and powered Audi to overall victory at the 24 hours of Le Mans.

Now, the million-dollar question is this: Will we see this engine here?

We sure hope so. Keep your fingers crossed...

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if you don't watch lemans or any endurance car racing you woulnd't know.
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i vote : No (on comin 2 America)
yeah cause for some reason we hate diesels.
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yeah cause for some reason we hate diesels.

Yeah. That's a shame too. I'd like to find a cool diesel car and experiment with some biodiesel.
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Yeah. That's a shame too. I'd like to find a cool diesel car and experiment with some biodiesel.
blame gm for amercians hating diesel cars. :eh:
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blame gm for amercians hating diesel cars. :eh:
Yeah, I think people still remember the converted engine from the late 80's.
It was worth a shot..............but it still sucked.
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Consider the fuel cost associated with Diesel. Gas is sitting at $2.20 on average and Diesel is still at $2.79. Toss in the fact that most Diesels get less than 14mpg. That is a big expense when you can get a gas vehicle that gets substantualy better mileage. Now I know the VWs can get 50mpg on diesel but why would I want one of those ugly things?
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Consider the fuel cost associated with Diesel. Gas is sitting at $2.20 on average and Diesel is still at $2.79. Toss in the fact that most Diesels get less than 14mpg. That is a big expense when you can get a gas vehicle that gets substantualy better mileage. Now I know the VWs can get 50mpg on diesel but why would I want one of those ugly things?
I would disagree with you on the 14 mpg, my stock Ford CC avg close to 20 mpg in a mix of city/highway driving. I pulled a loaded trailer out here from San Diego and avg almost 17 mpg at 70+ mph.
But the price of diesel and in most cases the initial cost of the diesel, it takes a lot of driving to make up the difference.
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Consider the fuel cost associated with Diesel. Gas is sitting at $2.20 on average and Diesel is still at $2.79.
Diesel gallon to gallon is 30% more efficient then gasoline.

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Toss in the fact that most Diesels get less than 14mpg. That is a big expense when you can get a gas vehicle that gets substantially better mileage.
Most of the diesel applications in the US are commercial trucks. Not cars. Head to head a diesel car will get better fuel economy then its gasoline counterpart and cost less per mile to operate.

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Now I know the VWs can get 50mpg on diesel but why would I want one of those ugly things?
The Mercedes Benz E320 CDI Diesel has 369 lb-ft of torque under 2600 rpm and gets 37 mpg. That is 10 mpg better then it's v6 gasoline counterpart.

Now those are fine cars.
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