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Audi A8 e-tron Plug-in Hybrid to Debut Next Year

It’s being reported that Audi is going to unveil a new plug-in hybrid version of its flagship A8 sedan next year.

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It’s being reported that Audi is going to unveil a new plug-in hybrid version of its flagship A8 sedan next year.
According to Auto Express, the upcoming A8 plug-in hybrid will mate a 3.0L TDI diesel engine to a an electric powertrain, which will most likely make it more fuel efficient than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class plug-in hybrid, which uses a gasoline engine. With 368 horsepower and 516 lb-ft. of torque on tap, the A8 plug-in hybrid will be no slouch either. It’s expected that it will have an electric driving range around 30 miles.

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The A8 plug-in hybrid’s powertrain is expected to be offered in other large Audi models, like the A6 and the next-generation Q7. Audi already announced plans to release a plug-in hybrid of nearly every one of its models by 2020 and the first one to hit the U.S. will be the A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid next year. Audi is expected to release a new plug-in hybrid each year until 2020.

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