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Audi drops 500bhp petrol V8 into SQ7 and SQ8, ditching diesel V8

25 days ago   |   By EVO

Audi has announced it will replace the twin-turbocharged mild-hybrid V8 diesel engine in the SQ7 and SQ8 with a new 500bhp twin-turbo petrol V8, marking the death of the Volkswagen Group's V8 diesel engine. If this sounds out of sync with Audi's other high-powered diesel S models you'd be right, but with the engine having already been removed from its application in Porsche and Bentley models, it's an insight into the shifting SUV market at the top end.
The 4-litre bi-turbo V8 engine has a familiar construction to other V8s within the group, with a 90-degree V angle in which both...
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2020 Audi SQ7 and SQ8 gain new 500bhp petrol V8

2020 Audi SQ7 and SQ8 gain new 500bhp petrol V8

25 days ago   |   By Autocar

Twin-turbo 4.0-litre unit replaces the diesel V8 introduced just last year, bringing improved performance
Audi's SQ7 and SQ8 performance SUVs have swapped their turbodiesel V8 for a cleaner and more powerful petrol V8, less than a year after the diesel version went on sale .
The new twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre unit's 500bhp output marks a significant 71bhp increase over the outgoing diesel, but torque is down 96lb ft at 568lb ft. Both cars are now capable of accelerating from 0-62mph in 4.1 seconds - a 0.7sec improvement - and from 50-75mph in just 3.8. Top speed is an electronically...
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