Eaton to provide poke for new Audi engine

Eaton to provide poke for new Audi engine

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has announced that its Twin Vortices Seriesâ„¢ (TVSâ„¢) supercharger has been chosen by Audi to power the automaker’s all-new 3.0 litre TFSI V6 engine.

The supercharged 3.0 litre TFSI V6 is a member of Audi’s family of ultramodern V engines and will go into production later this year. Audi has a tradition of developing supercharged engines dating back to grand prix racing cars in the 1930s.

The Eaton TVS is an all-new Roots-type positive displacement supercharger that features twin four-lobe rotors that are twisted 160-degrees. The intermeshing, high-speed rotor design pumps air directly into the engines intake system that when mixed with fuel creates more power. By comparison, the original Eaton supercharger features three lobes twisted 60 degrees. The fourth lobe and added twist, when combined with redesigned air inlet and outlet ports, creates a smooth, highly efficient flow of air into the engine and has improved noise and vibration characteristics.

Many car manufacturers inclucing Mercedes-Benz, GM and Audi, are looking toward smaller, more efficient engines coupled with forced induction (turbocharged or supercharged) to reduce fuel consumption while still providing ‘large engine’ power.

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has announced that its Twin Vortices Seriesâ„¢ (TVSâ„¢) supercharger has been chosen by Audi to power the automaker’s all-new 3.0 litre TFSI V6 engine.

The supercharged 3.0 litre TFSI V6 is a member of Audi’s family of ultramodern V engines and will go into production later this year. Audi has a tradition of developing supercharged engines dating back to grand prix racing cars in the 1930s.

The Eaton TVS is an all-new Roots-type positive displacement supercharger that features twin four-lobe rotors that are twisted 160-degrees. The intermeshing, high-speed rotor design pumps air directly into the engines intake system that when mixed with fuel creates more power. By comparison, the original Eaton supercharger features three lobes twisted 60 degrees. The fourth lobe and added twist, when combined with redesigned air inlet and outlet ports, creates a smooth, highly efficient flow of air into the engine and has improved noise and vibration characteristics.

Many car manufacturers inclucing Mercedes-Benz, GM and Audi, are looking toward smaller, more efficient engines coupled with forced induction (turbocharged or supercharged) to reduce fuel consumption while still providing ‘large engine’ power.

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