From 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds with the 4.0 TDI engine and 320 kW (435 hp) – the engine works together with strong partners to achieve these values. The world's first electric-powered compressor (EPC) is being used in a production vehicle. The V8 engine is newly developed from scratch, maintaining the balance between performance and efficiency. It draws its power from 3,956 cc displacement. The 900 Nm of torque are available between 1,000-3,250 rpm.
The two exhaust gas turbochargers of the completely redeveloped twin-turbo engine follow the principle of sequential turbocharging: at low and medium speeds, only one turbocharger is powered and the second turbine is only switched on at a higher load. The turbochargers are supplemented by the electric-powered compressor, especially in the lower speed range – for pure dynamics without a turbo lag.
The boost pressure build-up of the electric-powered compressor requires no exhaust energy and can therefore be used at any time, making it the solution for the traditional weaknesses of the traditional turbocharger. The compressor provides the engine with the boost pressure energy it needs for dynamic power delivery in less than 250 milliseconds. The eight-cylinder diesel engine thus builds up its immense power without any perceivable delay. A big plus, especially when starting.
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