+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Gourmet Trailer Hauler: Audi 400 ft. lb. V6 Diesel

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Rolling Hills Estates
    Posts
    2,949
    Liked
    854 times

    Default Gourmet Trailer Hauler: Audi 400 ft. lb. V6 Diesel

    One of the more intriguing features is the dual coolant loops for the crankcase and the cylinder heads:

    Audi Unveils New 3.0-Liter TDI Engine with Up to 268HP / 272PS and S Tronic - Carscoops

  2. #2
    Administrator ucfbrett's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Ventura, Calif.
    Posts
    5,449
    Liked
    2243 times

    Default

    I wonder why they went with a 90-degree V6 instead of a 60-degree? I creates more room up top for peripheral equipment, but you have to use an offset crankshaft, which can be prone to break.

  3. #3
    Senior Member bellwilliam's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    La Verne, California, United States
    Posts
    7,644
    Liked
    2282 times

    Default

    wow, that thing made as much torque as my Spark EV
    Supermiata S1, SuperMiata S2, Supermiata S3
    13 Tesla, ma: no engine !!
    17 GT350 !!
    08 M3 - Carmax warranty !!
    96 NSX
    06 EVO MR
    15 Mini Cooper S

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Rolling Hills Estates
    Posts
    2,949
    Liked
    854 times

    Default

    See the discussion below.

    V6 engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Unless they are trying to use the same production line as a V8 - which is very unlikely - perhaps the additional room is the advantage, and they may be using offset crank pins to even the firing and a balance shaft to make it purr. Or not . . . Crank angle design optimization is far outside my job description.
    Last edited by Loose Caboose; 05-08-2014 at 03:37 PM.

  5. #5
    BMW Master bawareca's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    LA
    Posts
    1,711
    Liked
    641 times

    Default

    The question is-did they finally found the technology to make aluminum block for the diesel or is it still made of the good 'ol cast iron

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts