Audi Unveils Its Most Recent Engine

At Vienna’s Motor Symposium, Audi unveiled the latest version of their 2-litre four-cylinder powerplant. The engine isn’t revolutionary, but it’s nonetheless important to learn about it, since it will eventually be found in a lot of cars produced by the Volkswagen empire.

This new engine is surprisingly similar to the one currently found under the hood of a few Audi products: it has four cylinders, meaning each cylinder has a 0.5 litre capacity (which is the most efficient size for an internal-combustion engine, according to some recent research), direct injection and a turbocharger. It differs from the last version in the details, like spark timing and valve openings. We won’t delve too much into details, but those changes mean that final results will be impressive: this engine only weighs 140 kg, generates 190 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque as early as 1400 rpm and could drink as little as 5 litres per 100 km in the all-new Audi A4, which will be the first real-world application for this engine.

It will then go on to equip a few Audi products, before eventually finding its way into a slew of Volkswagens, Skodas, SEATs…

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