Audi Supercharged V6 Officially Official

Justin Berkowitz
by Justin Berkowitz
audi supercharged v6 officially official

Much like BMW, Audi is taking the forced induction route for upping horsepower of its V6 engines– rather than just increasing displacement, a la Mercedes or Nissan. Audi officially announced the specs on its anticipated 3.0-liter V6 TFSI engine (the T must be silent, or refers to totally supercharged, not turbo). The new powerplant will pump-out 290 horsepower and 310 lb ft of torque. On paper, it's nearasdammit the same as BMW's 300 hp/300 lb ft turbocharged 3.0-liter I6 engine. The bottom line: Audi anticipates stronger fuel economy than they'd get with a bored-out larger displacement naturally aspirated V6. Not to mention the packaging and weight benefits. Oh wait. Anyway, a tuned version will probably power the next generation Audi S4, rather than the current 4.2-liter V8. This is great news for Audi fans, since the 3.2 -liter V6 they've been using so far in the A4 and A6 is down on power compared to German, Japanese, and even American rivals. And we can't have that, can we?

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  • Quasimondo Quasimondo on Jun 27, 2008

    Stop the horsepower insanity! You don't need all of this power!!!!

  • 1996MEdition 1996MEdition on Jun 27, 2008

    15? maybe 17 at most?

  • Robert Farago Robert Farago on Jun 27, 2008
    1996MEdition : Point taken. Photo swapped.

  • Jkross22 Jkross22 on Jun 27, 2008

    Thanks for the eye candy... I like the half nude/bikini clad/amateur-girl-next-door direction we're headed with the pictures as of recent. Just need to figure out how to integrate them with the meltdown occurring in Detroit and we'll be set.