One for the motor lovers.

Submitted: Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 09:44
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Whilst this is not in a 4wd vehicle it is probably only a matter of time before we see it in one. The all new 2005 Toyota Avalon released in America this year has an amazing bit of gear under the bonnet. Makes me laugh when I compare it to the latest 3.6 in the Commodore.

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All grades are powered by an all-new 3.5-liter, 24 valve, V6 engine matched to a five-speed sequential shift automatic transmission.

Equipped with dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i), and a dual-stage variable intake manifold, the new V6 produces an impressive 280 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque -- a performance improvement in horsepower of more than 33 percent over the previous generation. This engine is the most powerful V6 ever offered by Toyota in its U.S. model line-up.

The Avalon can effortlessly accelerate from zero-to-60 mph in 6.6 seconds while achieving an impressive estimated EPA fuel economy mpg rating of 22 city/31 highway.

http://www.theautochannel.com/F/news/2005/01/10/000260.html

That is 213kw out of the box in an Avalon !!!

I know we will never see that Avalon over here but with any hope that motor will end up in something over here.

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Reply By: Gone 4by'ing - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 16:44

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 16:44
yep.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 16:46

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 16:46
Well it's only an internal combustion engine with a few fancy bits.
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Follow Up By: Gone 4by'ing - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 17:46

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 17:46
As opposed to what ?
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 17:54

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 17:54
ah ha! exactly
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 18:17

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 18:17
yea but it still runs on petrol gimmie a diesal any day
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Follow Up By: Gone 4by'ing - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 06:57

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 06:57
So you can't appreciate a good " petrol " motor then Mad Dog ?
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 10:14

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 10:14
I certainly appreciate the petrol motors in my two vehicles but I don't get excited about engines though they do provide my livelihood.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 19:08

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 19:08
When did Holden switch to a 3.6 litire? Is that a new motor? I thought they were still using the old clunky 3.8L.
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Reply By: Member - Geoff M (NSW) - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 21:32

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 21:32
One important thing to look at when comparing technology from vehicle manufacturers is to look at Total World Sales rather than blindly heaping on a local manufacturer.
The amount of money a bean counter will release to Research & Development is a percentage of what the bean counter believes they can get back.
Totally different to the skill, intelligence and desire of engineers and designers from either the local Holden or Ford teams.

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Reply By: ianmc - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 22:07

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 22:07
Commodore has a new Aussie made alloy higher tech V6 which unfortunately revs harder to do much the same job as the older iron V6.
New Toyo V6 sounds great but would suit those with a deep pocket surely with all the high tech high maintenance gear surely??
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