Audi Launches the Biturbo Diesel Engine

Audi Biturbo engine

When we think that the Audi biturbo diesel engine proposal just a rumor, the German automaker proof us wrong. The automotive world is entering the new dawn of diesel engine as more and more automakers developed efficient powerplant on the oil-burner energy. The first German automaker which patented the tri-turbo is BMW as the system is installed on the 3.0L V6 engine under the M performance division. As we think that other German carmakers are doing nothing, Audi steps up and officially introduced their 3.0L V6 TDI that uses the biturbo.

The additional turbo on Audi’s diesel engine is intended to boost up the total power output into 313 horsepower between 3,900-4,500 rpm with torque around 650Nm or 479 lb-ft. What makes the diesel engine efficient is merely not the diesel as autoevolution.com refers that the start-stop technology and thermal management system help reach the efficiency that Audi wishes for. The thermal management system responsibles for bringing the oil and coolant to maintain the operating temperatures.

The biturbo diesel engine will make a debut on the Audi A6 sedan and coupled to the automatic 8-speed tiptronic transmission and quattro AWD system. This way, the A6 sedan is able o hit 0 to 62 mph (100km/h) in 5.1 seconds with electronically limited top speed reaches at 155 mph or 250 km/h. The 3.0L BiTDI also uses what Audi refers as sound actuator that “transforms the typical TDI exhaust note into more sonorous roar which is closer to the output of a high-performance petrol engine”.

Rumor: High Performance Diesel for 2012 BMW 550dXM in 2012?

2012 BMW M5

Why does 2012 BMW 550dXM sedan need high performance diesel engine? Before you answer that, check out these cars: Renault Megane, Volkswagen Golf GTD, and Audi Q7 SUV – what do them have in common? That’s right… Diesel engine! The way BMW sees it is that the market for diesel engine still wide open and the German automaker decided to take that chance by planning to give the 2012 BMW 550dXM sedan a powerful diesel engine. Imagine this, BMW M5 models without diesel engine variants, it doesn’t sound right, don’t you think?

As part of the 5-Series M Diesel, the 2012 BMW 550dXM will be powered by triple turbo V8 diesel engine. Triple turbo? Does BMW take the fair competition too seriously? We don’t think so, but we believe the German manufacturer giving it out all what they have got to make sure the 2012 BMW 550dXM sedan stand-out from all the rest. The same engine will be fitted to other BMW cars, namely the X series of the SUVs. Notice the name of 2012 BMW 550dXM sedan? BWM wants the diesel sedan to an all-wheel drive, perhaps it can come as an optional variant.

Other reason why BMW has to put up so many efforts on the 2012 BMW 550dXM sedan is because the diesel engines are still needed as larger replacement to deliver the same level of output as their petrol engine. At first, we thought that the 2012 BMW 550dXM sedan might be having the 5.0L diesel engine, but BWM chooses the 3.0L triple turbo which offers 650 lb-ft of torque which is more than what the M5 makes.

The engine on the 2012 BMW 550dXM sedan probably will be based on the engine block that we pretty much know about it, but for the triple turbo configuration might be mounted on the BMW X3 M. the BMW X3 M uses the third turbocharger which is powered by electricity to reduce lag even further. It’s kind of difficult to predict the output level of the 2012 BMW 550dXM sedan, but judging by the volume of the engine; the power might reach around 500 horsepower. Rumor has it that the official unveil for the 2012 BMW 550dXM sedan will take place in spring 2012.

Audi A4’s production reached 5 million units


Many car manufacturers come and go, as well as automobile products. However, rarely do the car manufacturers who could produce up to millions of units for 1 type of car. One of them who can achieve is the Audi. On 30 March, Audi celebrated their success to produce 5 million units of the Audi A4, this is truly extraordinary. The five-millionth Audi A4, which is produced, is an Audi A4 Avant 3.0 TDI Quattro in red color.

2008 A4 Avant 3.0 TDI Quattro is a sedan with a 6-Speed Automatic and 4WD technology. This car uses the V6 turbo diesel engine with direct diesel injection. Audi A4 Avant 3.0 TDI Quattro has 5 doors and can be driven up to a maximum speed of 155 mph.

Well, Audi’s achievement is worthy of our appreciation. Moreover, the A4 remains Audi’s bestselling car in America. Hopefully, this achievement makes the Audi continues to develop the technology and product variants which satisfy the consumer. Congratulations on your success to produce the five-millionth Audi A4.