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Old 11th April 2019, 07:26 PM
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Default New S6 and S7 will be diesel

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/n...5bhp-v6-diesel

I wonder what the S8 will look, sound and smell like
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Old 11th April 2019, 08:09 PM
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I wonder what the S8 will look, sound and smell like
I'm hoping the RS variants will still be petrol! The S8 should have the Panamera lump I think
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Old 11th April 2019, 08:13 PM
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https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/n...5bhp-v6-diesel

I wonder what the S8 will look, sound and smell like
Sacrilege! Whilst I have nothing against diesel engines, having one in a S model just doesn't make sense. I would like to think that they will at least put petrol ones in the RS versions.
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The SQ5 is diesel and enjoys fake exhaust pipes. Someone in Audi has missed the point methinks.
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Current engines for the D5 are -
- 3.0 Tdi Diesel
- 3.0 Tfsi Petrol

Upcoming Engines for the D5 are (according to my sources in Germany)
- 4.0 Tdi - Same as the SQ7 ie twin turbos plus a compressor
- 4.0 Tfsi - in 2 levels of tune (presumably S8 and A8L again as before)

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of course Diesel is dead you know

and i dont fink so

as Audi yet again stick 2 fingers up to the environmentalists
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The 4.0 tri turbo engine is a corker by all accounts......

I can see how diesel works in the bigger SQ7 and the SQ5.

But the old 4.0 Tfsi in the S6/S7 just gone was a great engine. Really great.

The 3.0 V6 in my current S5 is a belter too. It pops on overrun, and roars and snarls and whines and whooshes.

And this is the problem. Not one of us has driven them yet, but we're judging them on the fuel type chosen as diesel is just not cool. And likely never will be.

In a world where performance folks are looking ever more seriously at electric options vs petrol it does seem a risky move to go dirty diesel.....
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Diesels in an s8. No thank you.

I can't stand the stinking things.

Travel through London and the irritation from diesel fumes is horrible. Even worse while on a bike.

Not to mention the fake exhaust note to make it sound nice.
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In a world where performance folks are looking ever more seriously at electric options vs petrol it does seem a risky move to go dirty diesel.....
+1. As you'd expect
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The SQ5 is diesel and enjoys fake exhaust pipes. Someone in Audi has missed the point methinks.
In "Merica" (USofA), where they don't understand diesel as a performance option, the SQ5 has the 3.0Tfsi engine.
I expect it has shorter gearing too to make it rev a bit harder.

I like the way a diesel produces power, I like the theory on how it burns, long injection pulses, complete combustion, efficiency and torque. i just don't like the smell (raw, or burnt) of the fuel, the carcinogenic nature of it or the relatively unrefined characteristics. Not sure I could live with it (though the 4.2tdi could convert me) and VAG diesels are seriously on the nose at present.
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