Audi Wins International Engine Of The Year Award 2011 For 2.5-litre TFSI

BY Burnpavement

A jury of 76 international motoring journalists has voted the Audi 2.5 litre TFSI as the “International Engine of the Year 2011” in the two litre to 2.5 litre category.

The 2.5-litre unit fitted to the Audi RS 3 Sportback and TT RS Coupé and Roadster features both turbo charging 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. 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 250 km/h. Audi Singapore has been receiving orders for the car even before its launch. This is the seventh category win in a row at the International Engine of the Year Awards for Audi TFSI technology and the second year in a row that the Audi 2.5 litre TFSI has won the award. Between 2005 and 2009, the Audi 2.0-litre TFSI engine has won the award in the 1.8 to two litre category.