Audi’s 2.5 TFSI wins International Engine of the Year award

Audi has managed to win the “International Engine of the Year” once again with their 5-cylinder, 2.5 TFSI unit.

The triumph in the 2 to 2.5-liter category is actually the sixth consecutive time when Audi grabs the award after 65 automotive journalists established that it’s once again a best-in-class motor. According to the jurors, “reliable Audi quality and excellent tuning make this engine a genuine pleasure to drive. No synthetically designed sound could replace the passionate sound of this magnificent in-line five-cylinder engine”.

Audi is currently offering the iconic 2.5 TFSI engine in the RS3 Sportback where it delivers 367 PS (270 kW) and 460 Nm (343 lb-ft) of torque which enables the model to be the most powerful in its class. It helps the hot hatch sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.3 seconds and top out at 174 mph (280 km/h).

2014 Audi RS Q3
2014 Audi RS Q3

You can also get it in the RS Q3 where it produces 340 PS (250 kW) and 450 Nm (331.9 lb-ft), enough for a 0-100 km/h sprint in just 4.8 seconds and an electronically-capped top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

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Throughout its history, Audi has managed to secure 11 titles for the International Engine of the Year. Between the years 2005 and 2009 they won five consecutive times in the 1.8 to 2.0-liter category with the 2.0 TFSI unit.

Adrian Padeanu

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