The Audi A4 V6 3.2 liter engine may have started life with a humble 2.8 liter, but the brilliant minds at Audi evolved it to the V6 3.2 liter engine to bring refinement, and performance to any Audi product it finds itself in. Created in 1991 with a displacement of only 2.8 liters it was a revolutionary work. Up until this new engine, traditional six-cylinder motors either had an in-line or V-cylinder layout, layouts that were not compact enough for the modern small sedan or sports car. Wanting to exploit the benefits of having six-cylinders, such as naturally smooth operation, and power output, a way was found to make the engine more compact. Rather than choosing either of the two expected methods the VR6 layout was developed. By arranging the piston angle 22 degrees narrower the Audi A4 V6 3.2 liter engine range topper was born.
This engine is as compact as other large displacement four-cylinder engines. Audi, as well as the entire Volkswagen group, used the new VR6 to its fullest. In 2001 it was further updated to 3.2-liter, and all the modern technology necessary to carry it into the current strict automotive specifications, added. The Audi A4 V6 3.2 liter engine sprints the saloon to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds due to its 265 bhp and 244 lb/ft of torque, available from a low of 3000 rpm to max of 5000 rpm. The A4 also isnâ€™t hit by the fuel economy expected of a normal six-cylinder, but returns a healthy 33.6 miles per gallon from Audiâ€™s FSI direct injection system.