Audi wins International Engine of the Year Award 2011 for 2.5-litre TFSI

Written by Cheryl Tay on . Posted in Cheryl Tay News | Latest Industry News

• Best engine in 2-litre to 2.5-litre category for second year in a row

• Seventh category award win in a row for Audi TFSI technology

• Engine powers the Audi TT RS and the soon-to-arrive RS 3 Sportback

 

Singapore, May 19 2011 – A jury of 76 motoring journalists from around the world has voted the Audi 2.5-litre TFSI as the “International Engine of the Year 2011” in the 2-litre to 2.5-litre category. This is the second year in a row that the Audi 2.5-litre TFSI has won the award.

 

The 2.5-litre unit fitted to the Audi RS 3 Sportback and TT RS Coupé and Roadster features both turbocharging and FSI direct gasoline injection technology, two of Audi’s core technologies. With a displacement of 2,480 cubic centimeters, this engine produces 340 bhp between 5,400 and 6,500 rpm and peak torque of 450 Nm from 1,600 to 5,300 rpm.

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International Engine of the Year jury members said of the 2.5-litre engine: “This is certainly the best turbocharged engine in recent years. Torque, power, and great sound – this engine has it all! It is a powerful, visceral reminder of the original quattro rally racing engine that put Audi on the map.”

 

Developed by quattro GmbH, the Audi TT RS Coupé can sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds (Roadster: 4.4 seconds) and both the Coupè and Roadster have an optional top speed of 280 km/h. The Audi TT RS with S tronic transmission is already available and delivered to customers in Singapore.

 

Audi also offers the same engine that powers the two TT RS models in the RS 3 Sportback – due to arrive in Singapore next quarter. It takes 4.6 seconds to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h – a best-in-class performance figure. Its governed top speed is 250km/h. Audi Singapore has been receiving orders for the car even before its launch.

250664_10150191080517710_602152709_6764941_7258244_nThis is the seventh category win in a row at the International Engine of the Year Awards for Audi TFSI technology. Between 2005 and 2009, the Audi 2.0-litre TFSI engine has won the award in the 1.8 to 2.0-litre category.

 

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