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    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

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    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.

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    wow, that thing made as much torque as my Spark EV
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    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.
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    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

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