As proof that European automakers see a growth market for luxury vehicles powered by large-displacement diesels, Audi AG releases details of its newest diesel, a twin-turbocharged, common-rail fed direct-injection (DI) 3.3L DOHC V-8. Thus almost simultaneously, Audi and rival German automaker BMW AG have launched their new generation of direct-injected, common-rail V-8 diesels. DaimlerChrysler AG will complete the troika with a Mercedes 4L turbodiesel V-8 later this year. Audi's ...

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