Audi’s 2.5-litre 5-cylinder TFSI wins Engine of the Year for 9 years in a row

Ferrari is not the only brand that stole the limelight at the 2018 International Engine of the Year Awards. Audi continues its winning streak with the 2.5-litre TFSI engine awarded as the best engine in the 2 to 2.5-litre category for the ninth consecutive time.

The 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder TFSI engine is found in the RS 3 and TT RS models, spewing out 400 hp and 480 Nm of torque that peaks from 1,700 rpm. The 2.5-litre TFSI is not only praised for its competent output but more so for its distinctive five-cylinder sound of the turbocharged unit.

2.5-litre TFSI

The symphony is strung together by adjacent cylinders firing alternatively 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 Head of Technical Development at Audi Sport GmbH, Oliver Hoffmann.

“Two years ago, we completely redesigned the 2.5 TFSI and changed the crankcase to an aluminium version.” He added.

With the 2.5-litre TFSI, the TT RS Coupe can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds while the heavier RS 3 Saloon and Sportback will get there in 4.1 seconds. Both the TT RS and RS 3 have a limited top speed of 250 km/h, with the option of increasing it to 280 km/h.


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