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: 2016 Audi R8 to Ditch Manual, Gain Diesel Engine


AutoGuide.com
07-11-2014, 12:15 AM
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A host of changes are due for the upcoming 2016 Audi R8, and more details on what to expect have emerged.

According to Automobile, the manual transmission option that is currently available will no longer be a choice when the new car is revealed, which means customers will get a seven-speed auto whether they like it or not.

The other major change coming to the R8 is the addition of a diesel powerplant, though it wont be available until 2017. A pet project of Volkswagen Group chairman Ferdinand Pich, the Audi R8 TDI will get its power from either a 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 diesel or an even larger 5.0-liter V10 diesel.

Read more about the 2016 Audi R8 at AutoGuide.com (http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/2016-audi-r8-loses-manual-transmission-gains-diesel-engine.html).