Volkswagen has revealed they are developing a high-powered version of the three-cylinder 1.0-liter engine installed in the Audi A1 and other similar models part of VAG. It’s based on the EA211 engine and features a mono scroll turbocharger with an electric booster that has boosted total output to an amazing 272 hp and 270 Nm of torque.
The engineers will be done developing the engine in about two years so we will have to wait a little bit more until the motor will find its way inside a series production car. VW member of the board Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neußer is describing this very punch motor as being a “nice example” of proving combustion engines still have a lot of unexplored potential.
The engine was previewed a few days ago at the 2015 Vienna Motor Symposium where Volkswagen also introduced the W12 6.0-liter TSI engine with 600 hp and 900 Nm. Chances are this powerful engine will also find its way underneath the hood of an Audi, possibly in the Q8 scheduled to come out in 2017 or 2018.