While the TDI-badged versions already confirmed for South Africa (now set to launch in the second half of 2020) each employ a 4,0-litre V8 twin-turbodiesel engine (assisted by an electrically powered compressor, which is fed by a 48 V system) offering 320 kW and a stonking 900 N.m, the models destined for markets such as North America will interestingly wear TFSI badging.
These variants will employ Ingolstadt’s turbocharged 4,0-litre V8 petrol engine, here generating 373 kW and 770 N.m. Audi claims this is enough for a sprint from standstill to 100 km/h in a little over 4,3 seconds (that's nearly half a second quicker than the oil-burning derivatives).
As with the diesel-powered SQ7 and SQ8, the US-spec models each feature an eight-speed automatic transmission and standard quattro all-wheel drive, with top speed electronically limited to 250 km/h.
Audi South Africa told CARmag.co.za there was a "possibility" of the TFSI versions being offered locally at some point in the future but that for now just the TDI models had been confirmed for SA.
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