Audi engines with TFSI technology have been awarded for the fifteenth time. This year a 2.0 TFSI won the Grand Prix in its category at the “International Engine of the Year”, Audi AG officially reports.
The jury of the most prestigious competition for engines in the world highly appreciated Audi’s 2.0 TFSI. The four-cylinder unit was called “one of the most flexible and versatile engines ever to be developed – in short, it can do it all.”
Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, Member of the Board of Management of Audi AG for Technical Development, highlighted the universality of the winning motor. He said:
We are delighted to receive this award, because it acknowledges the versatility of the 2.0 TFSI. We use it not only as a pure gasoline engine, but also as a plug-in hybrid drive and for operation with natural gas or Audi e-gas.
Herr Rothenpieler is particularly proud of the success of TFSI technology. He recalled that the first TFSI hit the market in 2004. Since then, the company has achieved victory with a TFSI every year in the appropriate class.
14 years of the TFSI success
In the period from 2005 to 2009, Audi won the two-liter category with the 2.0 TFSI, and between 2010 and 2018 the company constantly won the larger class with a 2.5-cylinder TFSI. Now the 2.0-liter motor has won again.
The TFSI abbreviation means turbocharging and direct injection. Audi was the first automaker in the world to begin mass production of such combined technology engines in 2004.
What is good for the 2.0 TFSI?
In its latest version, the four-cylinder engine is a special efficiency technology, namely, the B-cycle combustion process specially designed for part-load, which is the predominant mode of operation.
With a moderate driving style, the 2.0 TFSI achieves low-volume engine efficiency by offering the dynamics of a large motor.
One of Audi’s main engines
Today, the 2.0 TFSI is applied on Audi models from 10 lineups. Its power reaches 245hp. The motor is part of the hybrid powertrain of the new Audi Q5 crossover, and is also used in the g-tron natural gas models (CNG) or the original Audi e-gas.