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    1. 08-11-2012 11:44 PM #1

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      08-11-2012 11:48 PM #2
      The 20V I-5 in the Quattro has got to be up there.
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      08-11-2012 11:50 PM #3
      Toss in the NA 2.5 from VW and the Acura 5 cylinder and close the thread since they have all been listed.
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      08-11-2012 11:51 PM #4
      Not many companies made 5 cylinders other than VAG.

      But I guess the Honda G series is good.

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      08-11-2012 11:56 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by 16v_43v3r View Post
      Not many companies made 5 cylinders other than VAG.

      But I guess the Honda G series is good.

      Modern day, other than Audi, Volvo is making some pretty solid 5-cylinders as well.
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      08-12-2012 12:16 AM #6
      How the hell could I forget about Volvos 5 cylinders?
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      08-12-2012 12:17 AM #7
      How many engines could be on this list? Volvo's white block, Audi's old and new I-5, Acura 5-cyl are already mentioned. All were very good. There's Mercedes' diesel and VW's current 5-cyl as well; they're not bad either. Any others? Hard to come up with a list of best/worst.

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      08-12-2012 12:29 AM #8
      Methinks OP just wanted a VW/Audi circlejerk.
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      08-12-2012 12:32 AM #9
      The I-5 in my Colorado is better than the V6 that I had in a previous Dodge Dakota.

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      08-12-2012 12:34 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by eunos94 View Post
      Toss in the NA 2.5 from VW and the Acura 5 cylinder and close the thread since they have all been listed.
      This.

      Next, we should start a thread for best and worst VR5 and VR6 engines.
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      08-12-2012 01:31 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      This.

      Next, we should start a thread for best and worst VR5 and VR6 engines.
      Umm...no.

      Previous failure to mention the Volvo I5 was a big mistake.

      Volvo probably accounts for the majority of worldwide 5-cylinder sales.

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      08-12-2012 01:48 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      The I-5 in my Colorado is better than the V6 that I had in a previous Dodge Dakota.
      ...but that isn't saying much, is it?

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      08-12-2012 01:49 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      The I-5 in my Colorado is better than the V6 that I had in a previous Dodge Dakota.
      I've heard nothing bad about these yet!
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      08-12-2012 01:50 AM #14
      Where's the V16 thread? Rabble rabble


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      08-12-2012 01:52 AM #15
      I honestly don't think there was a bad 5 cylinder... they were all very good in their own way. Each of them have an almost legendary reputation. Even the I-5 from GM in the Colorado, I know three people with one, and they love their truck/engine combo.

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      08-12-2012 01:54 AM #16
      did everyone forgot about the Volvo T5 series... Mercedes and GM also have some 5 cylinders....

      edit: wow i left that edit window open for way to long everything in my post has been covered.

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      08-12-2012 01:59 AM #18




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      08-12-2012 02:00 AM #19


      For anyone interested, there's a great writeup/history of the Audi inline 5 cylinder 20vt here:
      http://forums.audiworld.com/showthre...6#post24333126

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      Spot on what I came here to post

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      08-12-2012 02:00 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      This.

      Next, we should start a thread for best and worst VR5 and VR6 engines.
      off topic but there are quite a few variants of the VAG VR6... there is even a propane powered one found in forklifts

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      08-12-2012 04:09 AM #21
      Volvo T5 variants aside, Volvo also has a range of D5 engines in ROW.

      Turbocharged diesel 5-cylinders

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      08-12-2012 04:47 AM #22
      Then there's the Fiat 5 Cylinder. You never got it, but it was available in the Bravo/Brava and later on in the Stilo (and was nothing special, a torquey engine albeit a bit thirsty); but its turbocharged variant in the Fiat Coupé will be remembered. Sounded excellent and made the car really move. Maybe not as tough as the Audi 5 cylinder engines; it still could be mildly tuned without giving problems.
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      08-12-2012 06:06 AM #23
      And finally (?) there's the Td5, which is the 5-cylinder turbo diesel engine developed by the Rover group for use in the Land Rover Defender and Discovery models. I don't know anything about this engine other than that (reliability/performance)
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      08-12-2012 06:23 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by genjy View Post
      Volvo T5 variants aside, Volvo also has a range of D5 engines in ROW.

      Turbocharged diesel 5-cylinders
      Too bad you can rarely hear the 5 cylinder rumble with the D5 engines. You really have to mash the throttle, otherwise it's quiet (but not slow for that matter, can win the trafficlight grandprix from many hot-hatches). Liked the Audi TDI in the Volvo 850 better for that reason. As you can hear the sound of that engine LOUD AND CLEAR all the time.

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      08-12-2012 03:44 PM #25
      Chevy's 5 cyl vortec seems to be a pretty solid motor. Ugly as sin, but it sounds pretty damned good
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