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Audi and Porsche working together on V6 and V8 engines

According to a report issued by Autocar, a range of new turbocharged V6 and V8 engines are being co-developed by Audi and Porsche. It is believed these new powertrains are using the familiar 90-degree architecture and will likely have a capacity of 500cc per each cylinder which means the V6 will have a total displacement of 3.0 liters whereas the larger V8 will have 4.0 liters.

These two new engines will replace Audi’s and Porsche’s current V6 and V8 gasoline units and will come with gas-driven turbochargers at first, but later on will evolve by adopting electric turbocharging. Thanks to the tolerances built within the new architectures, these new engines will be scaled in capacity and it seems Audi has plans to launch an entry-level V6 2.5-liter featuring the familiar Atkinson-cycle combustion in the same vein as the 2.0 TFSI found in the new frugal ultra-labeled A4 2.0 TFSI.

This new family of V6 and V8 engine developed by Audi in collaboration with Porsche is known as “KoVoMo” (from Konzern Vee Otto Motoren) will also power a variety of other models within VAG, including those from Bentley, Volkswagen and even Lamborghini, so chances are the Urus SUV will get the V8, at least.

Adrian Padeanu

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