2020 Audi A8 12-Cylinder Review, Specs, Engine, & Redesign – Previously this week we noticed, via our peers at Car and Driver, that Audi has no ideas to build a successor to the present R8 supercar. Properly, based on yet another statement, the R8 isn’t the only big-engine Audi going away. The W12-powered variant of the A8 is set for the chopping block as well.
In a discussion attended by Car and Driver, Peter Mertens, Audi’s R&D boss, disclosed to editors at the Geneva Motor Show that the Audi A8’s 585-horsepower W12 trim is not long for this world. “We are not going to have the 12-cylinder forever,” Mertens stated. “There are consumers who truly want the 12-cylinder and they are happy with it and are going to have it,” he added. “But this is proceeding to be the last set up.”
Audi exposed the existing A8 in 2020; presuming the W12 is available for the full lifetime of this model, 12-cylinder followers will more than likely have several years to obtain their large-displacement Audi. And if you’re an enthusiast of VW Group’s compact 12-pot engine, don’t be concerned-Bentley has no objective of getting rid of the engine, which presented most recently in the all-new Continental GT preparing 626 horsepower.