Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
November 20, 2012
You have to wonder what automakers see in the BMW X6. Acura has the ZDX, Mercedes-Benz is reportedly working on a competitor, and now Audi appears to be working on one as well.
According to Car, Audi has given the go ahead on crossover-coupe thing. Possibly named the Q8, it will ride on a the new aluminum-intensive, long-wheelbase MQB architecture that will underpin the the next-generation Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, and Volkswagen Touareg. Using this new platform, the Q8 is expected to weigh 300 kg (about 661 lbs) less than the current Q7.
Power will be provided from range of V6 and V8 gas and diesels engines, plug-in hybrids, and even a high performance RS model.
Car says the new Q8 is still a ways out and a production model should arrive by 2017.
Source: Car Magazine
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