Revised 2.5-liter five cylinder engine for new Audi TTRS

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Audi’s 2.5-liter TFSI has become a regular feature in the International Engine of Year Awards, claiming the 2.0-liter to 2.5-liter crown six successive times. 

For the 2016-specification Audi TT RS, the manufacturer has developed the five-cylinder engine in ‘all areas’, resulting in a lighter yet more powerful unit. Lightweight construction measures have been used across the engine, with revised material choices in a number of areas. Audi is also claiming a reduction in internal friction in combination with an improved power delivery.

Despite these changes, the engine retains its 2,480cc capacity. Performance is a claimed ‘17%’ better, with peak power of 294kW (400hp), and maximum torque of 480Nm (354 lb-ft) available between 1,700rpm and 5,850 rpm.

The allows the all-new TT RS Coupé to accelerate from 0km/h to 100km/h (0 to 62.1mph) in 3.7s, and 3.9s for the Roadster. Audi regulates the top speed at 250km/h (155.3mph), or at 280km/h (173.9mph) upon request.

April 28, 2016

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Dean has been with UKi Media & Events for over a decade, having previously cut his journalistic teeth writing and editing for various automotive and engineering titles. He combines extensive knowledge of all things automotive with a passion for driving, and experience testing countless new vehicles, engines and technologies around the world. As well as his role as editor-in-chief across a range of UKi's media titles, he is also co-chair of the judging panel of the International Engine of the Year Awards.

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