Volkswagen Group Brands to Get New Engines

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Volkswagen Group Brands to Get New Engines

11 Sep 2015
Audi Porsche joint work


Audi and Porsche to work together on new engines including V6 and V8 units for Volkswagen group brands


Major brands of Volkswagen group, Audi and Porsche are well known for their class leading luxuries and this time they are jointly working on the new series of engines for their upcoming models. It is very obvious that these engines will be available in the new model line-up of Volkswagen group brands.


Audi has entered a joint engineering programme with Porsche – a sister company of Volkswagen group – to develop a new engine series. These engines will be petrol powered turbocharged v6 and V8.


These engines will be based on the common 90-degree architecture and are planned to have 500cc individual cylinder capacity. All v6 engines will have the overall displacement of 3.0-litres and all new v8 engines will offer a displacement of 4.0-litres.


These new engines will replace the current engine line-up of both Audi and Porsche. Audi said that they will replace the new engines with previously used V6 and V8 engines and a similar statement has been given by Porsche. In the first phase of production, new engines will feature gas driven turbochargers, however, rumours are saying something different and hinted electric turbochargers may be introduced at a later date.


It is suggested that Audi may introduce an entry-level 2.5-litre engine of the V6 fitted with the same Atkinson-cycle combustion process. It was seen on the Audi’s 2.0-litre petrol engine in the previous A4. It was 2.0 TFSI Ultra.


The new engine line-up is internally codenamed as KoVoMo, it is a play on the German words Konzern Vee Otto Motoren. These engines are expected to be introduced in future Audi, Porsche, Bentley and Volkswagen, however, it is probable that some models of Lamborghini should have these engines as well.


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