2013 Audi A8 3.0T - 2012 Detroit Auto Show
Ready to join its V8-powered Audi A8 4.2 sibling in mid-2012, the new 2013 Audi A8 3.0T made its debut in Detroit offering virtually all of the same style and character - including the availability of both standard and long-wheelbase variants - at a more affordable, albeit still undisclosed, pricepoint.
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Motivation for the 2013 A8 3.0T will come from the automaker's highly regarded 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine, here tuned to make 333 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. The new A8 3.0T will be the first Audi vehicle sold here to feature fuel-saving Start/Stop technology. Like the flagship A8 4.2, the A8 3.0T will come standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission and Audi's legendary Quattro all-wheel-drive system.
Though its timing is still under discussion, by year's end, we'll have another, even more fuel-efficient A8 variant in U.S. showrooms with the arrival of the 2013 Audi A8 3.0 TDI clean diesel. Save for noting that it, too, will employ a Start/Stop system to help max its mileage, Audi did not reveal any other details about the car. However, the 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine and its Euro-spec counterpart makes 254 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque.