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September 11th, 2006, 13:47

Audi is proud to present a world first – the first twelve-cylinder diesel engine in a series passenger car. This six-litre V12 makes its debut in the Audi Q7. It produces a colossal 500 PS and 1,000 Nm of torque. With this engine Audi has opened a new chapter in diesel history.

The V12 TDI is reminiscent of the engine featured in the new R10 Le Mans racing car – it catapults the driving performance of the Audi Q7 into the echelons of top-class sports cars. The car sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.5 seconds, and has an electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h. Maximum torque is available from just 1,750 rpm. The high-tech diesel engine, with the world’s first 2,000 bar Bosch Common Rail system, provides the high-performance Audi SUV with superior power reserves in any situation. The impressive sound of the new Audi is provided by the ultra-modern piezo-injection system. The V12 TDI transmits this power through a new six-speed tiptronic gearbox to the quattro permanent four-wheel drive system.

Although the V12 TDI belongs to the Audi V-engine family, this model features a special cylinder angle of 60° – perfect for this engine type. Apart from the light and highly durable crankcase, a further highlight is the new chain drive assembly. This includes the two newly developed high-pressure pumps in the common rail injection system.

Up to 2,000 bar of pressure is kept within the twelve piezo injectors – a further technological breakthrough. Both performance and efficiency are optimised by this high injection pressure, and the running smoothness also remains excellent. Exhaust emissions are also low. The twin-turbo V12 TDI conforms to the Euro 5 emissions class which should come into force in 2010. Fuel consumption is only 11.9 litres per 100 kilometres. With the high-tech twelve-cylinder engine using TDI technology, the diesel pioneers at Audi have opened new horizons in motoring.

500PS, 1000Nm between 1,750 - 3000 rpm, 0-100km/h in 5.5s

See complete Audi press announcement at WCF (http://www.worldcarfans.com/news.cfm/country/gcf/newsID/2060911.001/audi/audi-q7-v12-tdi-revealed)

September 11th, 2006, 14:02
Yes, yes....

That is the way to go !

Bravo AUDI !!!


September 11th, 2006, 14:13
Did I hear "Vorsprung...?" :p

September 11th, 2006, 14:23
This is a big suprise! What a move!!!! Now they really got MB and BMW mad...hahaaha :) Great job Audi!

September 11th, 2006, 14:24
amaizing car :MTM: I love the look :heart: this engine set up on the Q7 will just be superbe.

Very very much impressed :bow:

September 11th, 2006, 14:26
Originally posted by Erik
Did I hear "Vorsprung...?" :p

This exatcly that!

I'm so pleasently suprised...

Great news for me...

Next, RS 6 TDI, 650 hp, 7 speed S-tronic.

Go, AUDI ... !!!

September 11th, 2006, 14:44
I don't have anything against TDI except that it smells bad and that the fun stops at 4000rpm :D

Of course before 4000rpm you get kicked by 1000nm and this suits the Q7 perfectly :thumb: but come on not the RS6 :confused:

September 11th, 2006, 15:18
Looks fantastic! Their rear exhausts look superb too. I would change the slightly 'bling' wheels, but other than that...perfect!:heart:

September 11th, 2006, 16:05
With such engine the Q7 finally makes sense. :heart:

September 11th, 2006, 16:07
nice, realy nice ... will trade 3.0 TDI once this is available .... :D

September 11th, 2006, 17:18
A great option for diesel lovers. In the article they don't mention the engine's weight, they only mention that it's lighter.



September 11th, 2006, 18:37
wonder what the price would be set at ..... :vhmmm:

September 11th, 2006, 18:41
So let me get this straight...

Way more HP, more than double the torque ( :bow: ), and same fuel economy as the 4.2 FSI?!?!?!?!? :bow: :bow:

Man, I should cancel the wife's order for the 4.2, and just wait for this! :bow: :bow:


September 11th, 2006, 19:46
BTW, just me, or are those fenders and quarters flared? Looks like 295 tires!


September 11th, 2006, 20:32
Ben, I thing fuel economy is same as MTM 3.0 TDI chip (282 hp/550 NM trq) ... uh uh

September 11th, 2006, 21:52
Originally posted by gjg
Ben, I thing fuel economy is same as MTM 3.0 TDI chip (282 hp/550 NM trq) ... uh uh


Actually, doesn't it say it (V12) does a combined 11.9L/100Km? So wouldn't that be @ 19.7mpg? Your chipped 3.0 will do way better than that! 19mpg is about what a 4.2FSI gets when driven mostly freeway. To get a combined consumption of nearly 20mpg (and well over for freeway) for something that powerfull...:bow:


September 11th, 2006, 23:16

You are quite right - now, this engine really has no place in a RS6 but this is truly one of Audi's best moves ever to go their own way to create a high-performance 2.5 tonne SUV (with a little inspiration from the V10 Touareg that is). Very impressive engine - for a diesel that is - and makes conceptually so much more sense in a heavy SUV than the MB, BMW and Porsche range-topping petrol offerings. Actually, this is the first SUV I could theoretically consider buying.



September 11th, 2006, 23:17
Forgetting about the engine for a moment, it's new front end is possibly the best looking SUV ever. Now why didn't they give it that nose from the beginning.

Paul Verbist
September 13th, 2006, 16:42

here some pictures of a dutch site... enjoy :)

September 13th, 2006, 19:30
Don't usually like SUV's, but that's surely one I would like to own.

September 14th, 2006, 22:32
Please please bring this here for 08/09 model years.

September 21st, 2006, 08:51
hom much :dance:

September 22nd, 2006, 20:42
If you can afford a Q7 V12 tdi, then you shouldn't even care about the diesel prices.;)

October 1st, 2006, 15:14
the car wasn't at the paris-motorshow right? why??? it was in the press 3 weeks before! didn't they want to steal the R8 the show or is the car still so far away that we will see it at a shwo next year...