Greetings from NG900/old 9-3 land. Sorry if this has been discussed already, but what can you all tell me about this new 2.8 l V-6 in the SportCombi?
No, it was at one time though. Just recently it was 3.0, but they now have a new 3.2 unit. No turbo though. Their turbo 6 is 2.7.bkrell said:Yeah, but they really needed a V-6 if they want to be a true competitor to the Bimmers and the like. Audi's V-6 is a 2.8, isn't it? I mean, I love the turbo 4, of course, but some people just won't consider a 4 cyl in a premium car. THat's why I am glad to hear about a new v-6! Plus, WAGON! Of course, when I am ready to buy, there will be a lot of 9-5 Aero wagons cheap. Hmmmm.
I agree that the Audi S4 is an amazing performance vehicle. The Germans have a tendency towards anal retentiveness and over-doing things. A look at some of the recent AMG and M vehicles illustrates the point. SAAB has never been about absolute performance or absolute anything for that matter. SAAB's philosophy has always been about balance:thomjam said:forget the turbo 6 - how about this in the Audi (A4) S4:
DOHC all-aluminum 90-degree 4.2 liter V8 with 5 valves per cylinder, variable valve timing and 2-stage intake manifold
Displacement: 4.2 liters (254 cu. in.)
Bore: 3.33 in.
Stroke: 3.65 in.
Compression ratio: 11.0:1
Horsepower (SAE net):
manual 340 @ 7000 rpm
Tiptronic 340 @ 6800 rpm
Torque: 302 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
Saab is a nice car and I really like mine, yet, if you're looking for an intense ride, the quattro S4 is it.
i am willing to bet money its just the global v6 GM developed for use in just about everything, RWD/FWD/AWD, N/A or turbo it was made to do it all. lok at the current CTS's motors as an idea.cswerin said:New aluminum 2.8V6 Turbo. 250 bhp/184 kW, exclusive to top-of-the-line Aero, with 32-valves, DOHC, variable intake valve timing and a twin-scroll turbocharger.
BOSCH is doing the engine managment for this one and I think it will be produced "down under" by Holden
A 300BHP version will be released by Hirsch as stage 1 without any further modifications done then the ECU mapping.
I've driven the 1.8T A4 and it's a dog (I know many others agree). You can mod it easily, but stock it's not very good for that heavy of a car. Never drove the v6finwake said:I don't know from experience, but I have heard that the Audi A4 4-cylinder is rather peppy, while the V-6 is sedate and dull. I wonder if this is true of a SAAB V-6 as the 2.0 4-cylinder is lively yet balanced.