AutoExpress of the UK recently learned that Audi is working on a new e-tron version of the current A8, after speaking with chief technical officer, Ulrich Hackenberg.
According to the finding, the new e-tron-ified A8 could sport a diesel-electric hybrid setup with a V6. This is unlike the next e-tron model to hit production, the A3 e-tron, which is expected to receive a 1.4L gasoline four-pot mated to an electric motor for a combined output of around 200hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.
The A8 e-tron on the other hand is said to get tech from the latest RS5 TDI Concept for a power output rated around 360hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. The e-tron setup is supposed to gran the equipped A8 with an all-electric range of 30 miles.
Additionally, the Ingolstadt automaker is anticipated to reveal a new e-tron system next year with production beginning as early as 2016 with the A6 and Q7 receiving similar treatments around that time.