The current V8 engines from Audi might be the last of this type

Audi motor V8Run a few years complicated for the engines of large displacement. The trend today is heading towards the ‘downsizing’ and turbo engines becoming smaller. Some sources indicate that the current V8 engines in Audi they would have their days numbered, as that after them there will be no replacement. These mechanics that also appear in other models of the Volkswagen Group, could be the last of its kind.

The investments of the German brand in the future will be going towards the electric motors and hybrid. According to the calculations of Audi, they expect that by the year 2025 around 25% and 35% of the vehicles sold will carry thrusters electric battery. “it Would be very difficult to justify a huge investment in a new V8 engine due to the cost of development of the electric motors and batteries,” said a source close to the brand.

Audi SQ7 TDI

Audi SQ7 TDI

One of the engines despedirían would be the one that debuted recently in the Audi SQ7. The novel diesel V8 4.0 TDI incorporates for the first time an electric compressor and develops 435 HP and a staggering 900 Nm of torque. Another singled out is the petrol V8 biturbo 4.0-liter equipped with the recently launched Porsche Panamera Turbo. In this case is 550 HP and 850 Nm which makes the sedan the fastest time.

The future seems to paint a fairly black for these V8, as well as to the larger V10 and V12. The next sports Audi as the R8 or the future R6 could reach with V6 turbo charged and with plenty of power. You could even get to the exclusive use of mechanical four-cylinder, an alternative that has adapted Volvo in today and complimented with some hybrid versions more powerful.

Source – Coach