I am looking to buy a 1996-1999 Audi A4 and have seen one advertised as
1.8SE V5 engine. I have tried to google this and look on various
websites to find out about this V5 engine but theres not much info. I
guess its like a v6 with one less cylinder but whats the benefit?
Can anyone tell me the performance/power, fuel consumption, pros/cons
of this engine? I just never had an audi before. Should i just go for a
usual 4 cylinder?
you will only have to buy 5 spark plugs and if changing leads, 5 of them. A
good thing is there is more room under the bonnet than the V6 when its
requires to be worked on.
As for fuel, it will be a little worse than the V4 but better than the V6
otherwise a wonderful engine. I also understand they have used the oval
piston/cylinder design on this model.
So there definately isnt a 1.8 V5? thats interesting since it is
advertised as that but i cant seem to find any info on it on the
internet. Heres the link but please dont harrass the poster cause of me
Not in an A4, it isn't. There simply isn't room for the I5 in the A4
chassis. I agree with others, the seller has been confused by the 5V
logo on the engine covers - indicating 5 *valves* per cylinder.
Peter Bell (Note Spamtrap - To reply, replace 'invalid' with 'bellfamily')
Even more confusing than that, there was a 10v inline 5 too, and a TDI.
IIRC, there's the 10V inline 5-cyl, used in the 90/100/200/Ur-Quattro in
There's the 20v inline 5 used in the Ur-Quattro and S2 (?)
There's a 5 cyl Indirect turbo diesel, used in the 100/200
There's a 5 cyl TDI (direct injection) used in the 100. VW used this
detuned for the transporter, and I think this is the Volvo link, as
Volvo used it for a while. I've not heard of them using the petrol 5-cyl
engines, but since they *did* use the TDI, I'll believe they might ahve
done. They certainly used a petrol 5 cyl of some description.
There's the 1.8T 4 cyl with 20 valves that started this thread. Audi
badge the engine cover for this 5V, VW/Seat etc use '20V'.
And yes, as stated above, VW use a V5, but Audi have never used it.
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