Audi 2.5 TFSI wins International Engine of the Year

Audi is happy to announce that the 2.5 TFSI motor has managed to obtain the award for the “International Engine of the Year” yet again, representing the fifth consecutive time the motor wins the prestigious award. The engine was selected as the best in the 2 to 2.5-liter category by no less than 82 automotive journalists from various countries who said “power, performance and an impressive sound – this engine has it all.”

This is actually the tenth time when an Audi engine is being awarded with the “International Engine of the Year” title as between 2005 and 2009 the 2.0 TFSI triumphed in the 1.8 to 2.0-liter category. 2014 marks the fifth consecutive time when the 2.5 TFSI wins in its category and the announcement was made today during the Engine Expo in Stuttgart, Germany.

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The engine is currently being offered in the 2014 Audi RS Q3 where the turbo mill generates 310 PS (228 kW) and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) of torque. It works with a 7-speed S tronic gearbox and Audi’s quattro AWD system, granting the 1,730 kg crossover with a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 5.5 seconds en route to an electronically-capped top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

The Audi RS Q3 is capable of returning 26.7 mpg US in the combined cycle and has corresponding CO2 emissions of 206 g/km. A facelift is currently in the works and will likely go on sale next year.

Adrian Padeanu

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