Audi AG recently announced that its 2.0 TFSI four-cylinder motor won the prestigious “International Engine of the Year” award. Audi’s TFSI powerplant took home this award as it was voted for being the best engine in the highly-competitive 150 to 250 metric horsepower category. The event took place at the Messe Stuttgart exhibition and trade centre, while the award ceremony was part of the 2019 Engine Expo + The Powertrain Technology Show. It was attended by some of the world’s top industry experts, comprising of some 70 automotive journalists from around the globe.

According to the statement released by Audi AG, the jury was impressed by the 2.0 TFSI’s impressive flexibility and versatility, citing it as one of the best examples of its kind to be ever developed. Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, Member of the Board of Management and Head of Technical Development at AUDI AG explained, “We are delighted to receive this award, because it acknowledges the versatility of the 2.0 TFSI. We introduced the first TFSI to the market in 2004. Since then, we have achieved class victory with a TFSI at the awards every year.”

The jury was impressed by the 2.0 TFSI’s impressive flexibility and versatility, citing it as one of the best examples of its kind to be ever developed.

“We are delighted to receive this award, because it acknowledges the versatility of the 2.0 TFSI. We introduced the first TFSI to the market in 2004. Since then, we have achieved class victory with a TFSI at the awards every year," Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, Member of the Board of Management and Head of Technical Development at AUDI AG.

The German carmaker’s TFSI engines have been bagging awards since their introduction back in 2004. According to the upmarket brand, their TFSI tag essentially applies to a group of engines that employ modern technologies such as turbocharging and direct fuel injection. These two technologies came together for the first time in 2004, as Audi became the first auto giant to successfully begin mass-production of TFSI powerplants. Just a few years later, Audi AG commenced a new strategy to downsize its existing engines across various models. As the company began phasing out some of the naturally-aspirated motors in favour of the more efficient turbocharged four-cylinder mills, the A3 Sportback became the first ‘Four Rings’ model to feature a 2.0 TFSI engine.

Depending on the model, the new breed of TFSI units can be mounted in the engine bay either longitudinally or laterally – with the former being applicable for larger Audi models. Presently, the award-winning 2.0 TFSI four-cylinder engine can be found under the bonnet of cars such as the A3 sedan, A4 sedan, A5 Coupe, A5 Cabriolet, A5 Sportback, A7 Sportback, Q3 subcompact crossover SUV and Q5 compact crossover SUV, to name but a few.

Modern engineering solutions and expertise in technical know-how has made the 2.0 TFSI family of engines one of the best in the automotive world.

The incredible versatility of the 2.0 TFSI means that Audi engineers have been able to keep these engines up-to-date. They have been able to accomplish this by incorporating various component tweaks and technical revisions. Some of the latest iterations of Audi’s TFSI four-cylinder engines have been specifically designed to enhance their B-cycle combustion process. This type of combustion process optimises the engine’s overall efficiency and increases its capability to handle partial loads, the type of loads that are usually experienced during average usage in an urban environment. Modern engineering solutions and expertise in technical know-how has made the 2.0 TFSI family of engines one of the best in the automotive world.

According to a statement by Audi AG, “the 2.0 TFSI achieves the efficiency of a small-displacement engine, while offering the dynamics of a large engine at a sporty pace.” In higher models such as the A5 and A7, the 2.0 TFSI engines have been tuned to deliver between 190hp and 250hp, depending on the variants. The immense breadth of capabilities of this 2.0 TFSI motor allows it to be used for various other applications in varied Audi models, including the new Q5 plug-in hybrid and the medium-sized, CNG-fuelled g-tron.