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electric "turbocharger"

Postby ElZorro » Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:57 pm

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/06/22/audi ... er-report/

When they talk it feels more like a "supercharger" than a "turbo", but a cool concept anyways.
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Re: electric "turbocharger"

Postby drwrx » Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:14 am

The RS5 TDI concept employs a similar idea with a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 with an electric supercharger to make up for the turbo lag. It's able to pump out 385 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque and allegedly sprint to 62 miles per hour in four seconds.


The auto industry needs to start standardizing the vocabulary, as there appears to be some significant overlap when folks start talking/writing about this kind of technology.
I don't mind when the term "twin-charger" when used to describe a turbo/supercharger combo. But there definitely needs to be better clarification for an electric turbo charger than what was given in that article.

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Re: electric "turbocharger"

Postby Sabre » Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:16 am

Agreed on the lingo!!

Cool tech! I still think that variable vein (sp?) turbos have a ton to offer.
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Re: electric "turbocharger"

Postby GaToR » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:13 pm

drwrx wrote:
The RS5 TDI concept employs a similar idea with a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 with an electric supercharger to make up for the turbo lag. It's able to pump out 385 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque and allegedly sprint to 62 miles per hour in four seconds.


The auto industry needs to start standardizing the vocabulary, as there appears to be some significant overlap when folks start talking/writing about this kind of technology.
I don't mind when the term "twin-charger" when used to describe a turbo/supercharger combo. But there definitely needs to be better clarification for an electric turbo charger than what was given in that article.


Well this is the company that labeled their supercharged engine with a 'T' because people normally associate Audi forced induction with turbochargers.

Industry can standardize naming and Audi will still mess with it. :?

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Re: electric "turbocharger"

Postby Sabre » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:13 am

I always thought it was weird :(
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Re: electric "turbocharger"

Postby Mr Kleen » Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:27 pm

It's a German thing: Mercedes and BMW both insist that a coupe can have 4 doors. :eek: :notcool: :lol:


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