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Audi 2.8 V6 Potential
Name: Paul Rivera
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Paul Rivera)
Last year my son met with several Audi people to discuss developing a series of
performance kits for the 100/A6 2.8 V6 Cars.
The Audi folks informed us that their Engineers said there was no more
displacement to be gotten out of the Motor. ABT has been ok at getting
30 or 40 more Horsies by Head Work, Fuel Injection mods, Air Flow tricks, etc, BUT
they could not verify if they would ever pass CARB or even the EPA 50K test.
First off, their bench mark was the Alfa 164 3.0 Motor. Nice piece.
Unfortunately the A6 never could quite match the sporting nature of the 164
(except of course the S4/S6)in the stock guise. The Audi guys also said after
driving an A6 Prototype with the 30 Valve Motor, that it still was not the
quick beast that they had hoped for. Apparently Audi product planners in their
infinite wisdom consider top speed on the Autobahn more important than US 0-60
Stoplight feel. Recent changes to the Throttle feel and overall gearing have
helped the A6, but after driving an Automatic A6 Quattro myself, I know that
another 50 PS would be appreciated.
So, Ingolstadt has thoroughly investigated (according to my sources) the Turbo 2.8
12 Valve and 30 Valve, and it is a real killer. The original design goals for the
V6 were probably met, but the engine was penned starting in 1988 and a lot has
changed since then with the competition. Time for a new design.
The new Benchmark that the Audi folks have to match is the BMW 6 motors like used
in the M3 etc.
Well, there is my 5 cents.