- Best engine in 2-litre to 2.5-litre 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 have voted the Audi 2.5-litre TFSI as the “International Engine of the Year 2013” in the 2-litre to 2.5-litre category. This engine therefore retains the award that it won the previous three years.
The 2.5-litre 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-litre 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 between 5,500 and 6,700 rpm. Peak torque is
465 Nm between 1,650 and 5,400 rpm, and the car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds (Roadster: 4.2 seconds). A top speed of 280 km/h 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-litre TFSI engine won the award in the 1.8-litre to 2.0-litre category.
The 2.5-litre TFSI unit will also power the upcoming Audi RS Q3, the first RS model in Audi’s successful SUV line-up, which will be introduced to South Africa later in 2013.
In the RS Q3 it produces 228 kW and delivers an average fuel consumption of just 8.8 litres of fuel per 100 km. The RS Q3 takes just 5.5 seconds to complete the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h and its top speed is electronically governed to 250 km/h.