There have been rumors picked up all over of the V8-powered diesel engine A8 coming shortly to the Indian marketplace. When the Audi office was contacted, there was neither denial nor approval about the car making its debut in Indian and all that was said that was that an announcement will come pretty soon from their company side. What is anticipated by a lot of people in the announcement by Audi is the inclusion of the 4.2 TDI-powered A8 in the Indian queue up. The engine is present in the Q7 life-sized sport utility vehicle with 340PS and a mind-numbing 760Nm of torsion. It is expected that these figures to contract a trifle for the A8 to 346bhp and 590Nm similar to the European models, as the A8 does not have to tote around as much burden as the Q7 does. Audi lays claim that the A8 4.2 TDI would get at 100kmph in 5.5 seconds – fast enough to outrun just about all machinery on the Indian roads, cheers to the brand-new ZF 8-speed automatic – and is confined to 250kmph.
The inclusion of the 4.2 TDI will round out the A8 range nicely – it will become the performance version of the A8 and offer the benefits of diesel as well. However, don’t expect it to come cheap. It will slot above the 4.2 FSI in the A8 range. In the improbable outcome that the 4.2 TDI Is not on its direction here, Audi can besides be gearing up to declare the revamped 3.0 TDI, which is flimsier, clearer and was hardly declared in else markets round the globe. The 3.0 TDI is at present the anchor of the A8 and Q7 versions in the Indian market.