1990-02-01

Design and Development of the New Audi 3.6 litre, 32 Valve V8 Engine 900650

In September 1988, Audi presented their newly developed top of the range model to the world's public, the Audi V8 quattro.
The design parameters for this new luxury car were:
  • V8 - Engine
  • quattro four-wheel-drive
  • 4-speed automatic transmission with automatic locking centre differential and three driving programs
  • Torsen self locking differential for the rear axle
  • Aerodynamic, fully galvanised body
  • Tension safety system
  • Driver airbag
This paper describes the design and development of the Audi V8 engine.

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