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    Thread: Best 5 cylinder engines

    1. 08-11-2012 10:44 PM #1

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      08-11-2012 10:48 PM #2
      The 20V I-5 in the Quattro has got to be up there.
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      08-11-2012 10:50 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 10:51 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 10:56 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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      08-11-2012 11:16 PM #6
      How the hell could I forget about Volvos 5 cylinders?
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      08-11-2012 11:17 PM #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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      08-11-2012 11:29 PM #8
      Methinks OP just wanted a VW/Audi circlejerk.
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      08-11-2012 11:32 PM #9
      The I-5 in my Colorado is better than the V6 that I had in a previous Dodge Dakota.

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      08-11-2012 11:34 PM #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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    11. 08-12-2012 12:31 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 12:48 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 12:49 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 12:50 AM #14
      Where's the V16 thread? Rabble rabble


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      08-12-2012 12:52 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 12:54 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 01:00 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 01:00 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 03:09 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 03:47 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 05:06 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 05:23 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 02:44 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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    26. 08-12-2012 06:01 PM #26
      the new focus rs500 anyone?

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      08-12-2012 06:14 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by tasty danish View Post
      the new focus rs500 anyone?
      It's the Volvo engine
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    32. 08-12-2012 07:19 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by ravera View Post
      One day when the Nuclear Holocaust sets in and 3/4 of the population gets wiped off the face of the earth, there will be few cars left running. Many of them will still be rattling their way slowly down the road with this in them:

      Came here to post the Audi AAN turbocharged 5 and the MB OM617 diesel.

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    33. 08-12-2012 09:09 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by PerL View Post
      It's the Volvo engine
      Is it seriously?!!!!!???

      HTF did I miss that? I'm not being sarcastic, honestly.

      Where do you guys get these memos I some how miss?

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      08-13-2012 10:58 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by tasty danish View Post
      Is it seriously?!!!!!???

      HTF did I miss that? I'm not being sarcastic, honestly.

      Where do you guys get these memos I some how miss?
      Right here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straight-five_engine

      Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia
      Since Volvo introduced their Volvo 850 in 1992, much of their lineup has switched to straight-five power, with their engines also seeing use in Ford's Focus ST and RS models.
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    35. 08-13-2012 11:02 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by ravera View Post
      One day when the Nuclear Holocaust sets in and 3/4 of the population gets wiped off the face of the earth, there will be few cars left running. Many of them will still be rattling their way slowly down the road with this in them:
      Ha ha.

      In that case, you'd think that the nuclear holocaust has already struck Vermont.

      Anyway those old Benzs will still be running because they use an electric solenoid to cut fuel to the engine. And with the effects of the EMP, they might not actually be able to turn them off.
      call it potatography

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