New Diesel Format
Steve, this is a diesel I could use!
My friend is going to put a deposit on the new 2017 Audi SQ7. It's a big SUV powered by a diesel. I started in on him right away, as he knew I would. He said, MT this is not your daddy's diesel. No, it isn't and it or some variation might work its way into the boating world - some day.
4.0 liter turbodiesel V-8. 435HP - 664 FTPDS of torque at 1,000 RPM , that means peak torque arrives at just 350 RPM off IDLE!!!!!....how, you ask?
At low engine RPMs one turbo is on-line. At 2500RPM the valve lift system opens a second exhaust valve and activates a second turbocharger .....and here's a World's First: it has an electronically driven turbocharger at low speeds powered by a 48 volt lithium ion battery. No turbo lag or power scavenging! Just BAM!
Full sized Audi SUV....0 to 100KPH in 4.8 seconds.
BTW for the "true" boater from this forum...the interior lights have 32 color combinations. Wonder if they strobe? LOL
This is a diesel I could like Handy!