Audi’s TFSI wins engine of the year award–again

May 25,2019

AUDI announced its TFSI 2.0 four-cylinder gasoline engine has won the International Engine of the Year award in the 150hp to 250hp category. The award, given at the “Engine Expo + The Powertrain Technology Show 2019” held on May 22 in Messe Stuttgart in Germany, was determined by an international panel of 70 automotive journalists.

Audi said the jury found the TFSI 2.0 as “one of the most flexible and versatile engines ever to be developed — in short, it can do it all.”

The carmaker noted the TFSI was first introduced in 2004. The engine promptly went on to win at the awards every year. Audi said the TFSI 2.0 secured the engine of the year title in its category from 2005 to 2009. From 2010 to 2018, the five-cylinder TFSI 2.5 won in the larger class. Following the awards’ switch from displacement-based to horsepower-based categories in 2019, the TFSI 2.0 returns to the winners’ podium.

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“We are delighted to receive this award because it acknowledges the versatility of the TFSI 2.0. 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,” said Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, member of the board of management of Audi AG for technical development.

Audi explained TFSI stands for turbocharging and direct injection, and that in 2004 it became the first manufacturer to mass-produce the combination. The first TFSI 2.0 fitted to the Audi A3 Sportback signaled the brand’s downsizing strategy in which it replaced displacement with turbocharging. A new TFSI generation followed in 2007.

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