Audi is planning to develop a sporty MPV with six or seven seats on the MQB platform by 2016.
The German based automaker Audi is trying to get in a new market segment aimed towards families with a new model which will be an MPV based on Volkswagen’s modular MQB architecture, the same one used on the new generation of the Audi A3 and also the same one which will underpin the future generation of the Volkswagen Golf. According to the guys at the car manufacturer will offer the new MPV with six or seven seats and the model will be similar in size to the Ford S-Max.
Rumors are saying that petrol engines for the new Audi MPV will come from the EA888 range and they will include a 1.8 liter TFSI with 180 BHP and a 2.0 liter TFSI with 222 BHP, while diesel options will come from the EA288 family and they will include the 2.0 TDI in two outputs, with 141 BHP and 175 BHP. A hybrid version is also expected to make its way onto the market and this will use the 1.4 liter TFSI petrol unit and an electric motor. The model should be badged the V3 or the V4, with the V3 being derived from the A3 and the V4 from the larger A4. More details about the model will be announced in the following years.