According to the latest from the UK’s Autocar, the next turbocharged, modular engine family in the Volkswagen Group’s arsenal will come from a collaboration between VW’s Audi and Porsche brands, offering each of the automakers access to flexible, 90-degree V-configuration engines.
Upon the launch of the Volkswagen Group’s new modular engine family, both a V6 and a V8 will be available, each with a per-cylinder capacity of 0.5 liters. But tolerances built into the architecture of the new motors will allow volume scalability, reports Autocar. For instance, it’s been indicated to the British website that Audi might build an entry-level 2.5-liter V6 (approx. 0.42 liters per cylinder).
Also at launch, the modular engine family will reportedly be fed by conventional turbochargers, with electric units possibly to arrive later.
The Volkswagen Group’s future modular engine family has been internally dubbed “KoVoMo,” an abbreviation of the German “Konzern Vee Otto Motoren” (or: “Group Vee Gasoline Engines”). No word yet on when to look for the fruits of this Audi/Porsche collaboration in dealer showrooms.