Audi introduced the R8 TDI Le Mans concept at the 2008 North American International Auto Show and a new report is indicating the company will finally offer a production model with a diesel engine.

Audi introduced the R8 TDI Le Mans concept at the 2008 North American International Auto Show and a new report is indicating the company will finally offer a production model with a diesel engine.

According to Automobile Magazine, Audi will launch an R8 TDI in 2017. Little is known about the model but it will reportedly use either a 4.0-liter V8 TDI engine or a 5.0-liter V10 TDI engine that is being developed for Bentley. There's no word on specifications but the R8 TDI Le Mans concept had a V12 TDI engine with 500 PS (367 kW) and 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft) of torque.

In related news, the magazine is reporting the model will be offered with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that develops 460 bhp (343 kW) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. They also say we can expect a 5.2-liter V10 with 540 hp (402 kW) and 398 lb-ft (539 Nm) of torque. If that's not powerful enough, the R8 V10 Plus is expected to return to the lineup with 600 bhp (447 kW) and 413 lb-ft (559 Nm) of torque.

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