Although committed to the transition to 100% Electric Mobility, Audi also maintains the development of its combustion engines for the years that still remain. Now comes the announcement that the still very popular V6 TDI can now also work with hydrotreated vegetable oil.
Taking up the challenge of turn off the tap on combustion engines as early as 2025passing to launch, only and only, electric vehicles, from 2026a Audi take the opportunity, however, to squeeze as much as possible out of this type of propellant. More specifically, continuing its evolution, with a view not only to markets such as China, where combustion promises to continue for a few more years, but also to the current European markets, where there is still a demand for this type of solution.
As part of these efforts, Audi has also been upgrade some of their Diesel blocks, looking to lower their emissions and make them cleaner. In what way? making them able operate using renewable fuels and, more precisely, vegetable oil treated with hydrogenor hydrotreated, also known as HVO.
Second now reveals the brand of the four rings, engines like the one still sought after V6 TDI, with powers up to 288 hp, can now run on HVO. Something that, however, is only possible in the case of engines launched on the market from Februaryin which Audi engineers were able to adjust many of the six-cylinder’s original settings.
Up and stop the dance! TDI engines are to continue, guarantees Volkswagen
Furthermore, as a result of this intervention, the Ingolstadt brand guarantees that the CO2 emissions dropped by 70 to 95 percentin addition to these engines showing a Improved combustion efficiency thanks to 30% increase in cetane rating. Advantages which, however, seem, at least for the time being, to be limited by the very limited geographical application, since there are only around 600 HVO filling stations across Europe. The vast majority are found in Scandinavia.with Germany counting a few, few, posts.
As for models, this The renewed V6 TDI is now available on practically the entire range of the brand with four rings, from the A4 to the A8, as well as on the Q7 and Q8. However and already in March, Audi promises to make this block available also in the Q5, followed by the A6 Allroad, during the summer.
Finally, this same V6 will also be available in the Volkswagen Touareg.
An effort started in 2021… for the future
To finish, just remember that all this Audi’s decarbonization process has already started in June 2021when this same strategy began to be applied to the Q2, A 3 and Q3 models, equipped with four-cylinder Turbodiesel engines. An initiative that, even last summer, would be extended to versions with this same engine, as much of the A4, as of the A5, A6 and A7. in addition to and also in this case, the Q5.
In terms of the future, both Audi and the Volkswagen Group promise to continue working in order to make their combustion engines can switch to renewable synthetic fuel.