By Sean Nurse
A jury of 87 motoring journalists from around the world have voted the Audi 2.5-litre TFSI as the “International Engine of the Year 2013” in the 2-litre to 2.5-litre category. This engine therefore retains the award that it won the previous three years.
The engine features both turbocharging and FSI gasoline direct injection, two of the core technologies of Audi’s motors. This is the ninth category win in a row at the International Engine of the Year Awards for Audi TFSI technology. Between 2005 and 2009, the Audi 2.0-litre TFSI engine won the award in the 1.8-litre to 2.0-litre category.
The 5-cylinder TFSI unit will also power the upcoming Audi RS Q3, the first RS model in Audi’s successful SUV line-up, which will be introduced to South Africa later in 2013.
In the RS Q3 it produces 228 kW and delivers an average fuel consumption of just 8.8 litres of fuel per 100 km. The RS Q3 takes just 5.5 seconds to complete the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h and its top speed is electronically governed to 250 km/h