Published on June 7th, 2018 | by Subhash Nair


Audi’s 5-Cylinder TFSI Wins Best Engine for 9th Time

Audi continues its winning streak at the “International Engine of the Year Awards”: For the ninth time in a row, the jury selected the brand’s 2.5 TFSI as the best engine in the 2 to 2.5-liter category. Its 400 hp makes it the most powerful series-production five-cylinder on the global market.

Above all, the members of the judging panel of the “International Engine of the Year Awards” praised the engine’s impressive torque of 480 Nm, which is available at just 1,700 rpm, as well as the distinctive sound of the turbo unit. This sound is created by neighbouring cylinders firing alternately to more distant cylinders, resulting in a unique rhythm. “The five-cylinder has been an icon of our brand for more than 40 years,” explains Oliver Hoffmann, Head of Technical Development at Audi Sport GmbH. “Two years ago we completely redesigned the 2.5 TFSI and changed the crankcase to an aluminium version.”

While forming the heart of the Audi TT RS Coupé and the TT RS Roadster, the five-cylinder also powers the Audi RS 3 Sedan and the RS 3 Sportback. The 2.5 TFSI allows the TT RS and TT RS Roadster to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 and 3.9 seconds respectively, with the RS 3 Sedan and RS 3 Sportback achieving this in 4.1 seconds. The top speed for all four models is 250 km/h as standard, with the option of increasing this to 280 km/h.

The awards for the “International Engine of the Year” have been presented annually since 1999. An international panel of 65 motorsport journalists select the best engines of the year in a number of different categories. This year is the fourteenth time in total that Audi has won the globally renowned prize.

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