Audi AG has declared weight the No.1 enemy as it looks to make its vehicles more efficient to meet increasingly stringent global fuel-economy and clean-air targets. The German luxury-car maker also says it will employ cylinder-deactivation technology for the first time next year, as it seeks to boost mileage in its flagship S8. From now on, every new-generation Audi will be lighter than its predecessor, even as more and more safety and convenience equipment is piled into future vehicles, ...

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