Automakers in the U.S. are just starting to truly embrace turbocharging
, but Audi is going against that grain by choosing to supercharge its new 3.0L V6. We already told you
some details about the new powerplant, and now we're hearing new specs from Autocar.
The British website is reporting that the 3.0L V6 due to power the next S4 will be force-fed by an Eaton Supercharger to produce a power-output of 286 horsepower at 4,800 rpm and 310 lb-ft at 2,500 rpm. We'd heard earlier that the output of the supercharged 3.0L would be closer to 350 hp
in the S4 and detuned to 290 hp for the mid-range A6, so this new report from Autocar
has us a bit confused. We're assuming that the British outlet is just referring to the less powerful version of the engine that will power the A6 and doesn't yet know exact power figures for the S4 version. At least we're hoping so, since a less powerful S4 is no fun for anyone.