2012 Detroit: 2013 Audi A8 gets 3.0T V6 option for U.S. market

  • Key Competitors: BMW 7-Series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Jaguar XJ, Porsche Panamera, Lexus LS.
  • Power: Supercharged 3.0L V6 333hp.
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic.
  • Pricing: TBA.
  • Availability: Before summer 2012.

Following the move that BMW did with the 7-Series—offering a six-cylinder powerplant for the flagship in North America—Audi announced that they will be offering a six-cylinder option as well with their A8 flagship at the 2012 North American International Auto Show.

Featuring the same supercharged 3.0L V6 powering the standard A7 and A6, the A8 3.0T will offer 333hp and 325 lb-ft of twist. Power will be transferred to the wheels through an 8-speed automatic and Audi’s traditional Quattro all-wheel drive system. Otherwise, the A8 remains unchanged for the 2013 model year, so far.

Pricing and available have yet to be fully divulged to the public, but it is confirmed that the A8 will receive the V6 option for the 2013 model year.

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– By: Chris Chin