• Jan 7th 2007 at 6:33PM
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We don't know when the Q7 V12 TDI might go on sale anywhere in the world, but Audi has stated that Americans can expect to see the Q7 with a 233 HP V6 turbodiesel sometime in mid-2008, with "other models" following afterwards.

The vehicle will be legal for sale in all 50 states due to its use of Bluetec emissions control technology, and specifically the selective catalyst reduction (SCR) system that employs AdBlue urea to control oxides of nitrogen. There are no solid numbers yet on fuel economy, but Audi claims a 20-25% improvement over standard gasoline engines. The automaker also claims that such an engine will perhaps not be as affected by the newly revised EPA fuel economy test procedure.

No word yet on pricing, and with all the factors potentially at play, we're not willing to even wager a guess at this point.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      I love my little TDI Golf but 12 cylinders? The Dodge PU is only 6 and it's made for towing and work. Come on Audi -- offer USA something normal like a A3 with 4 cylinder TDI or an Avant with a 6. And let people officially run B20 biodiesel.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nice, just as they promised last year :). 20/25 is a welcome improvement. Now if only they'd follow through with the rest of the line, ie: a V6 TDI option on the A4, A6, A8 and hell even the TT.
      • 8 Years Ago
      And the torque will break every little kids' necks! I can't wait...

      Where was Seal at this point? Probably figuring out where else he can sing "Crazy:"

      "I wonder if Ford needs me to sing for the new Interceptor... because you know it looks... Oh, wait, it's the wife... wonder if she's ready for another piece of SEAL?!"
      • 8 Years Ago
      In black, this looks an awful lot like the Isuzu Axiom.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #1, 233 HP out of a 3.0L engine is decent for a petrol (unleaded) engine but great for a diesel.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Later than I thought but better later than never. By this time I think the engine could be pumping out 250 hp or so, or at least 250 hp in Europe.
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