Audi's brand new 3.0-litre V6 TFSI engine will now be supercharged instead of turbocharged
27 June 2008

Audi has confirmed full details for its brand-new, top of the range 290bhp 3.0 TFSI engine, which Autocar brought you first detail on last month.Despite the T in its name, the state of the art V6 is not turbocharged – Audi has instead opted for a combination of direct injection technology and supercharging.The 3.0 TFSI delivers its maximum 310lb-ft of torque at just 2500 rpm thanks to its compact belt-driven compressor, small enough to sit inside the 90-degree V of the cylinder banks.Ingolstadt’s engineers claim the mechanical supercharger is the ideal technology for the new V6, and consistently outperformed a bi-turbo concept for the engine in comparative tests.Rather than use exhaust driven turbochargers, which Audi has focussed on since the late 70’s, the company now says the compressor is staging a comeback.The 3.0-litre TFSI unit will make its debut in the facelifted A6, which goes on sale next year, and a more powerful version will be under the bonnet of the next S4.

Nick Cackett

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30 June 2008

Well I hope they have sorted the efficiency of supercharging out. The economy of my previous Cooper S' have been blooming awful. I thought that BMW had got it right by using two small turbo's.

30 June 2008

hope they'll do a supercharged v8 where amg 55 series left off & take it to the next level of performance & noise!!!

16 July 2008

This engine will also in the future replace the current 4.2 V8 found in the audi s5

16 July 2008

Apparently VW aims to confuse everyone with these engine badges. I am waiting for a common rail diesel with FSI badge.

16 July 2008

[quote Amanitin]

Apparently VW aims to confuse everyone with these engine badges. I am waiting for a common rail diesel with FSI badge.

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lol wouldnt be at all surprised if that did happen. Take the 2.0t-200ps for example, you can find that badged as FSI, TSI and TFSI :s

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