In an effort to align both brands more closely under the VW umbrella, as well as save on engineering and R&D costs, Audi will supply Porsche with it’s spicy twin-turbo V6 diesel engine.
Designed for installation in Porsche’s new baby SUV, the Cajun, said diesel is a potent piece, churning out 309 hp and a staggering 479 lb-ft of torque in Euro trim.
On the Audi side, the new diesel engine will also be installed in the facelifted Q5, along with versions of the A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8 and Q7. There’s also been speculation that a version of this new diesel might also find its way into a range of new S models, though Audi’s head of engineering, Axel Eisner, would only confirm that it had been approved for ‘regular’ production models. He also hinted that Audi is also working on a four-cylinder twin-turbo diesel.