So the S4/S5 3.0 V6 TFSI only lasted in the SQ5 for barely 2yrs (was TDI up to 06/17). Am I correct that in '17 Audi had emission/consumption problems with the S4/S5 motor, as it was affecting the overall fleet consumption benchmark? There is now a mild-hybrid S4/S5 3.0 V6 TFSI power train.
Yeah it's a cracker isn't itAnd that SQ7 engine is a peach despite diesel eyes:
So, is this new a4 gonna have the a6 interior update? And are there any signs of the face-lift RS4? I honestly thought we'd see a performance variant but I know it's more likely in the face-lift iteration. As per RS6/7.No reason why they can't have the two engines in a SQ I guess...
I really Hope it is just a Rumour Audi S Cars appeal to a lot of young folk in my age Bracket. Can’t see many people being excited by a Diesel S car? If that’s the case you may as well Buy a 3.0 Tdi A4/A5 and remap to get similar performance to a diesel S equivalent.The S4 diesel rumour is mentioned in the latest Evo magazine (page 146, issue 259 - I subscribe and it landed on the doormat yesterday). Its mentioned in an RS4 Fast Fleet article. It makes it clear it’s just a rumour ... but Evo are very well connected. Just sayin’
https://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/new-my2020-facelift.382405/So, is this new a4 gonna have the a6 interior update? And are there any signs of the face-lift RS4? I honestly thought we'd see a performance variant but I know it's more likely in the face-lift iteration. As per RS6/7.
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Ta. I've seen a lot of these links and just didn't know what was gospel.
Didn't know.Quite, I posted up a reference to these engines in another thread but it does suggest Audi do have the options..
As I understand, the single turbo with electric compressor is, in essence, the mild hybrid system. As with many electrical items once one turns it on you have full electric power instantly. In a vehicle, when one accelerates the electric compressor cuts in immediately (hence no time lag) until the turbo can spool up to the required pressure. There will be improved acceleration, so theoretically improved economy, but not an increased total power output.The diesel SQ5 has gone from a twin turbo to single turbo with electric compressor AFAIK, meant to spool better but published performance figures look almost identical?
My point is that the mild hybrid technology is already in the A6/A7/A8 50 TDI, the same 3.0 V6 single turbo diesel engine as in the SQ5. So exactly what did Audi do to make the SQ5 engine more powerful?
That is how the electric compressor overrides lag, as it pressurizes the intake immediately the driver presses the accelerator, until the turbo spools up to that required pressure.No clue as too what makes it so powerful and I have only this to go on https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/audi/...-mild-hybrid-diesel-pumps-out-700nm-of-torque
However they are stating the compressor produces pressure to the turbo intake with a separate hybrid system..
Rear lights look good. Won't be seen this year though is the rumour!Slightly OT, but here's a link regarding the new RS4. This one is definitely staying petrol-engined:
Yeah I just read this. All I'm hearing is blah blah blah blah, we're saying the words but, we're not actually going to do it. All I got from that is, we're going to move to electric whether our customers want it or not. Acceleration is the most important factor and electric will be better at it annnnnnnd, we're going to try our best at making them handle well.https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/audi-will-continue-develop-performance-models
Note the "We cannot afford to develop cars which do not respond to our customers’ wishes”.
Are they actually listening though?
Tough times as leccy cars imho have no soul given they have zero sound other than a whine. If you then introduce artificial sound (as I'm sure they will after a while) again not for me. Doesn't matter to me how fast they are indeed I was beaten to a pulp by a P100D last year on a 200m sprint!They'll have to move to electric anyway, whatever, as and when zero emissions come in. It could be interesting to have the option of both before then though. Certainly Tesla has shown it is quite possible to have a 'interesting' car. I certainly wouldn't mind a A4e version for the mileage I do each day...
Completely agree on this. Two weeks in a Tesla S p85 almost sent me to sleep despite the pace. Cars will become very much white goods to me when electric is mainstream and I will find something else to blow money on!Tough times as leccy cars imho have no soul given they have zero sound other than a whine. If you then introduce artificial sound (as I'm sure they will after a while) again not for me. Doesn't matter to me how fast they are indeed I was beaten to a pulp by a P100D last year on a 200m sprint!
Interesting - are 2 of the 4 exhaust pipes blanked off, or are there only 2 pipes?Slightly OT, but here's a link regarding the new RS4. This one is definitely staying petrol-engined: