Audi's reputation for high performance engineering can be traced back to the company's origins in 1899. The company evolved as a consequence of VW's takeover of NSU and Auto Union and is a fully owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group. During the 1980s Audi was regarded as the supreme champion when it came to inline 2.1/2.2 5 cylinder engines. These were a longer lasting alternative to the conventional 6 cylinder engines. The engine had packed so much punch that it was not long before it made its way into race cars. The 2.1 L 5 cylinder inline would go on to form the base for rally cars in the 80s; the fact that it could generate over 400 horsepower once modified further strengthened its position as the perfect rally engine. Porsche also produced a range of 2.0L and 2.3 L engines prior to 1990. These allowed for a good combination of decent engine capacity, good fuel economy, and of course a sizable amount of power. By the early 90s, Audi released the Audi V8 and began moving towards the position of a strong competitor in the global luxury market. It was actually a new engine fitted on top the Audi 100/200, there were however a few noticeable differences and the major change being the flashy new grill which adorned the bonnet.
Whoever said good things come in small packages was probably talking about Audi. For such a compact engine, the used Audi engines are particularly powerful in performance. Over 40 used Audi engines are currently in stock at SWEngines. Take a look at our list and you’ll see we carry everything from the 100, 200 and 4000, to the Quattro S6, TT and Allroad Audi models. Audi engines range from four to eight cylinders (including five cylinders) and from 1.8 liters to 8 liters, depending on the model. Turbo engines are available as well.
The Audi A6 was launched in four versions, two V6s and a V8 in the petrol version and a V6 diesel. The V6 2.4 liter generated 177 bhp with a maximum torque of 170lb-ft within 3000-5000 rpm and could do 0 to 60mph in 9.2 seconds. Porsche released a larger 2.8 FSI V6 engine in 2007 which was capable of generating 210 bhp and 206lb-ft of torque. Amongst the petrol engine, the most powerful was the 4.2 liter V8 which was available only for the Quattro-wheel-drive automatic transmission. It boasts an impressive 350bhp and 3241 lb-ft of torque, and attains 62 mph in 6.1 seconds. The A6 diesel range came with a 3.0 TDI which again is only one available for the Quattro four-wheel-drive. It generates a higher torque output compared to the V8 petrol model with 3321lb-ft within 1400-3250 rpm. This makes it good enough to do 0 to 62mph in a brisk 7.1 seconds. This engine was later joined by a 2.7 TDI after the launch of the A6 saloon. Anyone looking to own a used Porsche Engine at an affordable price should definitely make a stop at SWEngines.
5-Cyl. 2.3 Liter | V6 2.8 Liter |
5-Cyl. 2.2L Turbo |
4-Cyl. 1.8 Liter | 5-Cyl. 2.2 Liter |
5-Cyl. 2.2 Liter | 5-Cyl. 2.2L Turbo | 5-Cyl. 2.3 Liter |
4-Cyl. 2.0 Liter | 5-Cyl. 2.3 Liter |
4-Cyl. 2.0 Liter | 5-Cyl. 2.3 Liter | V6 2.8 Liter |
4-Cyl. 1.8L Turbo | V6 2.8 Liter | V6 3.0 Liter |
V6 2.7 Liter Turbo | V6 2.8 Liter | V6 3.0 Liter | V6 3.2 Liter | V8 4.2 Liter |
V8 3.7 Liter | V8 4.2 Liter | W12 6.0 Liter |
V6 2.7 Liter Turbo | V8 4.2 Liter |
V6 2.8 Liter | | 4-Cyl. 1.8 Liter |
5-Cyl. 2.2 Liter | 5-Cyl. 2.2L Turbo |
5-Cyl. 2.3 Liter | V8 3.6 Liter | V8 4.2 Liter |
V8 4.2L Bi Turbo |
5-Cyl. 2.2L Turbo | V6 2.7 Liter Turbo | V8 4.2 Liter |
5-Cyl. 2.2L Turbo | V8 4.2 Liter |
V8 4.2 Liter |
4-Cyl. 1.8L HO Turbo | 4-Cyl. 1.8L Turbo | V6 3.2 Liter |