Two of the performance Audis currently growing in popularity is the B8 Audi S4 and Audi S5. Both cars are built on the same chassis and, most importantly, both cars use the same engine; a 3.0 liter supercharged V6. The reason those cars are growing in popularity is that engine. Not only is it rare to see superchargers in modern day cars but it’s also just a great engine.
However, being older cars (they’re over ten years old now, which makes me feel ancient) with high-performance engines, you might need to do some maintenance if you buy them. Thankfully, they’re relatively reliable engines and don’t have many common problems. But if you do, this new video from FCP Euro can help.
FCP Euro is one of the best online parts suppliers for European cars in the United States. In this new video, they show you some of the problems that can occur on the supercharged V6 engine. Not only does it talk about some common points of failure but also how to repair them.
To be honest, this seems like a surprisingly solid engine, with few common issues. The common issues it does have aren’t even sever, which is a bit shocking for a supercharged Audi.
After seeing this video, it seems like the B8 Audi S4 and S5 might be two of the best used Audis to buy. The supercharged V6 seems relatively reliable and it also makes great power. With 333 horsepower, the old B8 Audi ‘S’ siblings are more than fast enough to be fun and they can even be found with manual transmissions.
These common problems and their fixes don’t just apply to the B8 S4 and S6. Several Audis of the era used the same engine, including the Q7 and A6. So if you’re looking at an Audi with the supercharged 3.0 liter V6, don’t worry about reliability.