Audi drops 3.2 V6 engine in U.S.
Audi is not finding middle ground in the U.S. The 3.2-liter V6 engine is the powerplant that bridges the gap between the 2.0 four-cylinder models and the the hot S models in lines like the A4 and TT (it’s the upper end in the A3 only because we don’t get the S3.) But it seems people just want either entry level luxury or full-on S hotness, and the 3.2 is only chosen about ten percent of the time.
So as Audi prepares to return the S4 to a V6, its also going to usher out the the 3.2-liter V6 as its go-between engine. For those who are die-hard 3.2 fans (really, anyone?) it’s not going away completely. Some cars like the A5 and Q5 depend solely on the the 3.2, so it will solider on in those vehicles.
Source: Left Lane News