Audi unveils new, clean and efficient 3.0 V6 diesel engine

Audi unveils new 3.0L V6 TDIThe new Audi V6 turbodiesel engine possesses a 90 degree cylinder bank angle with displacement of 2967cc and is being offered in two states of tune, one producing 218 PS and the other 272 PS. This is as against 204 PS and 245 PS as seen on the present generation 3.0 liter V6 TDI engine.

Once ready for production, Audi will possess the most powerful single turbo 3 liter diesel engines in the premium class. Audi V6 diesel comes in with state of the art features to include piston rings and pins which will result in nominal friction. There is also separate coolant loops for crankcase and new cylinder heads besides the latest in thermal management, updated turbocharger and fully variable load oil pump.

With the new engine introduced by Audi, it is for the first time in automotive history that a Nox storage catalytic converter has been combined with a diesel particulate filter and SCR injection in a single assembly. This new engine complies with Euro VI standards with the existence of integrated exhaust gas after treatment with CO2 emissions averaging 15 gms lower than that offered by the earlier engine. It is estimated that the new engine will be seen on board the upcoming A4 and facelifted A6 range.