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Lexus GS 430, Acura RL, BMW 5 Series, Volvo S80, Audi A6, Infiniti M35, Infiniti M45, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Cadillac STS, Sedan
Jan 03, 2007 (8:24 am)
But, what if Audis A6 4.2 is LESS money than a new 535xi?
Will that win friends and influence customers?
Or will the 535 be somehow compared with the then most potent 6 cylinder version of the A6 (and a similar offering from Mercedes in the E class?)
I do remember my friend's i6 5 series was MORE money than my V8 A6 back in 2001 -- and I had quattro too.
Nope, nope, nope -- I still think Audi needs a blown or at least more potent middle child 6 cylinder.
That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it!
Jan 03, 2007 (10:51 am)
Yes, I agree. Audi needs to blow some sweet wind in that 3.2 motor. Or, maybe, [fingers crossed] they are going to bring the 3.6 to market, and blow a little love n it.
Either way, they can't stand pat. [no pun intended Pat ]
Also, I sent them a very forceful email about how crappy their ED program is when compared to BMW. It's little things like that that make me think that AOA is run by suits, badly in need of a lobotomy.
#8984 of 10348 Re: mark [dhamilton]
Jan 03, 2007 (11:22 am)
"Or, maybe, [fingers crossed] they are going to bring the 3.6 to market..."
Does Audi have a 3.6 liter variant of their V6?
Jan 03, 2007 (11:45 am)
Yes, no, but.
Sorta, kinda, maybe.
Check out the Q7 with the 6.
It is a 3.6L.
I heard it won't fit in an A6, tho.
I read about a 3.2T FSI mule that was deliberately tuned to be 295HP and some number OVER 300 for torque. I think it was "tuned" to be 295 so as not to threaten the 4.2 which at the time had a 310 or 320HP rating and perhaps just at 300 pound feet (at a higher RPM.)
Now, however, therefore, notwithstanding: BMW's 3.0 turbo is easily 300+ HP and sure nuff, the BMW sales reps say the 3.0 will somewhat cannibalize the sales of the V8's. It's the torque, it's the torque don't you know -- it comes on so strong, so early and then seems to just keep on in a nice linear fashion, well, it somewhat DOES make the V8 less necessary.
Then you add to it the blown engine's capabilities as the altitude rises and couple that with ever better economy and emissions, and again a 350HP V8 seems EXPENSIVE and darn near a "why bother" when we all know how easily a slightly hotter chipset can be put into the blown 6 banger and up its HP and torque another 10 - 20% without even breaking a sweat.
Hmm, a mild chip upgrade in the "35" Bimmer engine would take it to 330HP and add what "at least" another 30 pound feet.
Oh yea, Shipo, the answer to you question remains, "sort of."
#8986 of 10348 Re: mark [markcincinnati]
Jan 03, 2007 (12:09 pm)
Ahhh, you're talking about the VW VR6 engine. You are correct, it won't fit because it is too long (nearly as long as an I6).
#8987 of 10348 Re: MB Grows and grows and grows [dewey]
Jan 03, 2007 (1:37 pm)
You win the bet Dewey. The totals for 2006:
#8988 of 10348 Re: MB Grows and grows and grows [merc1]
Jan 03, 2007 (3:40 pm)
Other LPS 2006 Sales figues:
Lexus GS - 27,390
Cadillac STS - 25,676
Infiniti M - 25,658
Audi A6 - 16,216
Acura RL - 11,501
Jan 03, 2007 (7:03 pm)
what will fit in the next model. If the clutch is moved back, [four inches according to rumors] and the engine supposedly fitting in differently, then indeed, who knows.
So mark, are you saying that the new torque vectoring will work more like the Nissan ATTESSA? Or will it still be a full time AWD system.
Jan 03, 2007 (8:53 pm)
GM, is working on a overhead-cam V8 codenamed "Ultra" which is most likely to debut in the 2009' Cadillac STS. It is expected to make power numbers similar the big-bore Mercedes Benz's engine fleet.
#8991 of 10348 german car blog
Jan 03, 2007 (9:03 pm)
I just read in the German car blog that the new A5 will be able to fit and will come with the 3.6 FSI engine.
So it stands to reason sense the A5 will share a platform with the next gen A4, that the next gen A4 will have a 3.6.
Now, what will the horsepower and torque be at that point?
I also read that they are working on an inline 5 cylinder turbo for future TTS, and TT RS models. That could be a really cool motor.