Audi presented its more powerful, more efficient and cleaner 3.0 TDI diesel engine at the 35th International Vienna Motor Symposium in Austria. Audi claims that the new 3.0 TDI engine is the leader in diesel technology.
The exhaust turbocharged V6 diesel engine is available in two versions – 218 hp and 272 hp. The 90 degree V6 engine has a displacement of 2,967 cc. Peak torque can be as much as 600 Nm depending on the variant.
The Euro 6 compliant engine features a host of modern technologies. For the new engine, the piston rings and pins have been optimized for minimal friction. The crankcase and the newly designed cylinder heads have separate coolant loops. The updated, innovative thermal management system improves efficiency even further. The turbocharger and the fully variable load oil pump have also been updated. For the first time in automotive history, a NOx storage catalytic converter has been combined with a diesel particulate filter and SCR injection in a single assembly.
Besides the new 3.0 TDI, Audi is also presenting another innovation in Vienna: a new seven-speed S Tronic dual clutch transmission for models with longitudinal engines and front-wheel drive. The new transmission is extremely sporty, yet very comfortable and aids better efficiency and low emissions.
“TDI engines are a central part of our technology mix for the mobility of tomorrow. We have continued to perfect this technology over several decades and believe there is still potential for increasingy efficiency in the future too.” said prof. Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG,
“The new 3.0 TDI substantiates our claim as the leader in diesel technology,” said Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, Technical Development. “We have led the competition ever since the first TDI engine 25 years ago, and are constantly extending this lead with new ideas.”