Audi wins “International Engine of the Year” Award 2013 for 2.5-liter TFSI
· Best engine in 2-liter to 2.5-liter category for fourth year in a row
· Ninth category award win in a row for Audi TFSI technology
A jury of 87 motoring journalists from around the world has voted the Audi 2.5-liter TFSI as the “International Engine of the Year 2013” in the 2-liter to 2.5-liter category. This engine therefore retains the award that it won the previous three years.
The 2.5-liter unit fitted to the TT RS Coupé and Roadster features both turbocharging and FSI gasoline direct injection, two of the core technologies of Audi. These helped Audi to achieve victory.
International Engine of the Year jury members said of the 2.5-liter engine: “The Audi TT RS is one of the most engaging smaller sports cars on the market. The sound and power of the throbbing, off-beat engine makes you feel like a Group B rally driver every time you get behind the wheel.”
The Audi TT RS plus Coupé and Roadster models have a displacement of 2,480 cc and reach a power output of 265 kW (360 hp) between 5,500 and 6,700 rpm. Peak torque is 465 Nm (343 lb-ft) between 1,650 and 5,400 rpm, and the car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 US mph) in 4.1 seconds (Roadster: 4.2 seconds). A top speed of 280 km/h (173.98 US mph) is optionally available.
This is the ninth 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-liter TFSI engine won the award in the 1.8-liter to 2.0-liter category.
The 2.5-liter TFSI unit will also provide power for the RS Q3, the first RS model in Audi’s successful SUV line-up, whose deliveries will begin in fall 2013.
In the RS Q3 it produces 228 kW (310 hp) and delivers an average fuel consumption of just 8.8 liters of fuel per 100 km (26.73 US mpg). The RS Q3 takes just 5.5 seconds to complete the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 US mph) and its top speed is electronically governed to 250 km/h (155.34 US mph).