September 15, 2013
NOT THAT SURPRISING: Audi’s Diesel V10 SUV Supercar Somehow Gets 30 MPG. “While the race-derived V10 is only good for a paltry 544 horsepower, like all diesels, it’s about torque, and the Nanuk packs 738 pound-feet of the stuff. Combined with a specially tuned Quattro all-wheel-drive system and a 4,189-pound curb weight, Audi claims the lifted coupe is good for a 0-60 MPH run of 3.8 seconds and a top speed knocking on 190 MPH, all while returning over 30 miles per gallon.”
This doesn’t surprise me. The Audi A8L TDI super-luxury-barge gets 36 on the highway and does zero to sixty in just over 5 seconds. With massage chairs included. My A8L review is here.