Audi, Porsche Collaborating on New V6 and V8 Engines

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Audi, Porsche Collaborating on New V6 and V8 Engines

Audi and Porsche are combining their engineering minds to develop a new range of V6 and V8 powerplants.

The new V6 and V8 engines will use turbochargers initially, while the German automakers are considering electric turbochargers later in the engines’ life cycles. According to a report, the engines will be based around a common 90-degree architecture with a common 500cc individual cylinder capacity, meaning the V6 engines will be 3.0 liters in capacity while the V8s will be 4.0-liter mills. Expect the new engines to replace the current family of V6 and V8 offerings from both brands.

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Sources say that the engines are being designed from the ground up so that they can be scaled in capacity and there’s also a possibility that Audi could introduce an entry-level 2.5-liter V6 paired to the same Atkinson-cycle process seen in the new A4 2.0 TFSI ultra model. Although there’s currently no timetable for when the engines will be introduced, they are internally being developed under the code name KoVoMo, a play on the German words Konzern Vee Otto Motoren. Expect the Volkswagen Group to also use them in various models from Bentley, Volkswagen and even possibly Lamborghini.

[Source: Autocar]

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  • smartacus

    then by logical progression
    90 degree V4

  • Jonny_Vancouver

    They should be teaming up to develop hybrid and electric systems. Aren’t V6’s & V8’s going the way of the Dodo bird? Personally, I never knew very many people who could afford to drive these cars in the first place. Oh I get it now, rich people are exempt from having to care about global warming and the environment and stuff.

  • craigcole

    Anytime an automaker creates a new engine family it’s a BIG investment. I’m curious if Audi will stick with a 90-degree bank angle with this new V6; sixty-degrees is generally preferable for V6s. It make for a narrower engine and does not require a split-pin crankshaft, though if the V8 and V6 share development it sounds like 90 degrees will be the bank angle.