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Report: Audi bringing four-cylinder A8 in 2012

by Jeff Glucker (RSS feed) on Nov 9th, 2010 at 4:32PM

Automakers are always looking to add a tinge of green to their fleets, and Audi is reportedly ready to drop a few cylinders on its flagship sedan. The 2012 Audi A8 will be offered as a hybrid, with a four-cylinder gasoline engine being paired with an electric motor. The A8 Hybrid will likely be offered after Audi has launched a front-wheel drive six-cylinder diesel version, both of which should provide quite a different driving experience compared to the 372 horsepower 4.2-liter V8 currently available. The move to a smaller cylinder count comes as automakers begin to prepare for tougher... Read More

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