[BiturboS4] Rumor(s) Behind The New S4 From My Local Audi Dealer - Goodbye 2.7T Engine

Philip Pace pjpace at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 25 07:39:17 EDT 2002

I remember reading that the Allroad was getting a different engine: an NA
(naturally aspirated, not North America). That leaves just the A6. Interesting
bit, jy, thanks for passing it along. Though I wonder where this leaves the 2.7
engine; it is very popular in Europe, though in it's NA form (again, naturally
aspirated not North America).

--- jysap at cs.com wrote:
> Hey Gang,
> Yesterday (Monday), I paid a visit to my local Audi dealer to have a
> item (new fan cover) taken care of. While waiting for service to do their
> magic on my 00 S4, I struck up a conversation with the sales guy who sold
> my S4 (it was around lunch time and they were just lounging around).
> The sales guys claim that Audi NA (North America) told them "that the
> engine is history after model year 2003 and only the RS cars (sold in ltd
> capacity in the NA mkt)will get TT engines (after MY 2003), and it will be
> the 8 cyl TT. Apparently, Audi has decided to discontinue the 6 cyl TT.
> Now, this guy tried to claim that the 2.7TT could not meet the new EPA
> requirements in the USA. I told him that I didn't think that was
> since the 8 cyl TT was coming to US shores (albeit in ltd nbrs in the RS6)
> and this was basically the same engine.
> He then backed down and admitted that the decision to discontinue the
> was probably more for economic reasons (why have TWO prodution lines
> TT engines, 1 for 6 cyl & 1 for 8 cyl) than environmental - which was
> argument.
> He also mentioned that the 2.7TT is NOT planned for the Audi TT, to the
> of his knowledge (for what its worth).
> I recently bought out the lease on my 00 S4, and now I am glad that I did.
> The biturbo S4 will soon become a limited production run (2000-2002) and
> value should remain the same or possibly increase due to limited inventory
> Just wanted to pass this tidbit along.
> jy

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