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Audi Will Stop Developing Internal Combustion Engines

Audi has an impressive slate of internal combustion engines on offer at the moment, including the 591-hp twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 you see above, powering the jaw-dropping RS 6 Avant super-wagon. And let’s not forget the sonorous naturally aspirated V-10 in the mid-engine R8. But according to the CEO of the company, the automaker will not develop any new internal combustion engines, and will begin phasing out the current gasoline and diesel engines and replacing them with electric powertrains.

In an interview with German-language industry news outlet Automobilwoche, Audi CEO Marcus Duesmann confirmed the decision. “We will no longer develop a new internal combustion engine, but will adapt our existing internal combustion engines to new emission guidelines,” Duesmann told the publication (as translated by Google). For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.

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