Details on Audi's future drivetrains leaks out

Audi's aggressive plan for expansion means more models equipped with a variety of drivetrains, and with a goal of reaching 1.5 million units worldwide by 2015, Audi has its work cut out for it.

A reportedly leaked memo obtained by and from Audi Poland provides details on the automaker's future drivetrain plans, and correlates with an earlier document that covers Audi's rollout of future models. Certain elements seem feasible, while others left us scratching our heads – so take all this information with a sizeable grain of salt.

The Audi A1 is expected to go on sale in December of 2009, available with an assortment of engines, including an 86 hp 1.2-liter TFSI, a 122 hp 1.4-liter TFSI, a 170 hp 1.4-liter TFSI and a pair of diesels sized 1.6- and 2.0-liters making 90 hp and 143 hp, respectively. The top of the line gasoline-powered TFSI 1.4-liter will be equipped with Audi's S-tronic dual-clutch gearbox.

The 4.2-liter V8 currently powering the S4 and S5 isn't going to be around come 2010, when Audi begins fitting both models with the 333 hp, supercharged 3.0-liter V6. Both a six-speed manual and a seven-speed DSG gearbox will be available. The RS5 is due for to launch in July of 2010, with power provided by a 450 hp variant of the 4.2-liter FSI V8 and the seven-speed DSG will be the only gearbox available.

The rest of the engine and model lineup is available here, with details on the A7 coming in mid-2010, along with a revised A8. An S7 sportback, powered by either the supercharged 3.0-liter V6 or new 394 hp, 4.0-liter TFSI mill is planned for late 2010, and expect to see the Spyder version of the R8 to hit in early that year.

[Source:, via WCF]

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