Audi has unveiled its all-new 2.0-litre TFSI engine at the International Vienna Motor Symposium on May 7, 2015. The company is also showcasing the 3.0-litre TDI plug-in hybrid powertrain of the new Q7 at the event.
the new engine uses “innovative combustion principle that makes it especially efficient in real-life operating conditions”. Audi has said that the new engine develops about 188bhp and 32.63kgm of torque and is expected to return a mileage of about 20kpl. These figures were obtained by shortening the intake valve timings while also increasing boost pressure to allow the engine to obtain optimal cylinder charges and efficiency. The German automaker has also integrated the exhaust manifold into the cylinder head, while reducing internal friction and using low-friction engine oil to boost efficiency.
The new 2.0-litre TFSI engine will make its production debut under the hood of the new Audi A4, expected to debut at the Frankfurt motor show before moving on to other models. The new 2.0-litre TFSI engine will replace the current 2.0-litre unit on all models internationally.
Audi already offers a 2.0-litre TFSI motor in the A4, in the international market — the India-spec car uses a 1.8-litre TFSI engine. In India, the 2.0-litre engine is offered in the A6, developing around 177bhp, allowing the car a claimed 0-100kph sprint time of 8.3 seconds.
Audi has remained silent on whether this new engine will make its way into the India-spec new Audi A4 or any of the existing models in Audi’s India line-up.