AUDI WINS “INTERNATIONAL ENGINE OF THE YEAR” AWARD 2012
STUTTGART, Germany, 13 June 2012 — 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 2012” in the 2-litre to 2.5-litre category. This engine therefore retains the award that it won the previous two years.
The 2.5-litre unit fitted to the Audi RS 3 Sportback and TT RS Coupe and Roadster features both turbocharging and FSI gasoline direct injection, two of Audi’s core technologies. These helped Audi to achieve victory. International Engine of the Year jury members said of the 2.5-litre engine: “It has an excellent torque range and a gorgeous sound, too. An engine that stands out from the crowd.”
The Audi TT RS plus Coupe and Roadster models, newly launched in March 2012, 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 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.
Audi also offers the 2.5-litre TFSI engine in the RS 3 Sportback. With a displacement of 2,480 cc, this engine produces 250 kW (340 hp) between 5,400 and 6,500 rpm and peak torque of 450 Nm from 1,600 to 5,300 rpm. It takes 4.6 seconds to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h – a best-in-class performance figure. Its governed top speed is 250 km/h.
This is the eighth 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.