Intellectual Horsepower: All About Harmonic Dampers
Harmonic dampers are a component that seems simple on the outside, but there’s a lot more to dampers than you might think. Hear from the experts at Fluidampr.
VW Confirms F1 Interest for Both Porsche and Audi
The rumor mill that is Formula 1 seemingly never sleeps. Lately, there’s been a lot of talk surrounding F1, and today, VW added fuel to that fire by confirming rumors that both Audi and Porsche could join F1 in 2026. Volkswagen Group CEO, Herbert Diess, acknowledged that plans for both Audi and Porsche to join
APR ECU Upgrades For 2021+ Audi RS Q8
Holley’s ECU upgrade can create up to 685-767 horsepower and 731-804 lb-ft of torque on tap, depending on octane.
Intellectual Horsepower Ep. 3
This episode we discuss Romain Grosjean’s horrific F1 crash and the safety measures that saved his life, championship wins for Chase Elliott, Erica Enders and Matt Smith, our end of the year Engine Builder Award winners, Lucas Oil, Audi and VW, and much more! Oh yeah, Lake Speed Jr. of Total Seal Piston Rings joins
Audi’s Flagship SUV Ditches Diesel for Gas
Audi has announced that its SQ7 and SQ8 models will now utilize the company’s 4.0L TFSI V8 engine rather than a diesel engine. The engine is twin-turbocharged and runs a hot-vee configuration, with both turbochargers located in the center of the engine. Through the use of stop-start and cylinder deactivation, Audi claims emissions of 275-276g/km
Audi’s Five-Cylinder Engine Turns 40
Forty years ago, Audi presented the first five-cylinder gas engine in the second-generation Audi 100. Enhancements and new developments followed, with turbocharging, emissions control and four-valve technology, rally engines and five-cylinder diesel units. Today, the 2.5 TFSI in the Audi TT RS Coupé and Roadster carries on the great tradition of five-cylinder powerplants.
Audi to Celebrate 10 Years of TDI at Le Mans
In 2006, Audi became the first manufacturer to win what is arguably the world’s toughest endurance race with diesel power. This year marks the 10th anniversary of this achievement. Today, the TDI engine is more efficient than ever before and part of a highly complex diesel-hybrid powertrain.
Audi’s Latest Powertrain Revealed
Audi presents the most efficient two-liter gasoline engine in its class. The new 2.0 TFSI with 190 hp demonstrates the engine expertise of the brand – with a ground-breaking new combustion method. Audi will be using the engine for the first time in the next generation of the A4.
The W12 Engine is Here to Stay
Being the first, and practically only, automaker ever to employ a W engine in road-going applications, the VW Group pioneered the W16 monster that powers the Bugatti Veryron to the world’s top-speed record for a production car with over 1,100 horsepower. The 6.0 liter W12 has been a staple of the Bentley line and some of Audi’s models for year s now.
Audi Pioneers Electric Turbo Technology
Now there is a solution to dreaded lag which accompanies turbochargers at low rpm, and it’s one you’d be surprised hasn’t been tried earlier. The primary hurdle when it comes to turbocharging over supercharging has been the lag encountered at lower engine outputs. One solution to this has been to use a twin turbo setup,
Replacing Timing Belts on VW and Audi 4.2L 8-cylinder Engines
Many timing belts have different change intervals even in the same car line. The change intervals can be different not only because of engine size, but also due to model year. The following are helpful tips for timing belt replacement on the VW and Audi 4.2L 8-cylinder engines. Many timing belts have different change intervals