Audi 2.5 TFSI engine voted "International Engine of the Year"

The Audi 2.5-litre TFSI engine has been voted the "International Engine of the Year" for 2015 in the 2 to 2.5-litre category, making this its sixth consecutive year as a winner in this category.

An internatinal panel of experts comprised of 65 automotive journalists voted the 2.5 TFSI the winner in its class due to its "reliable Audi quality and excellent tuning" which makes it a pleasure to drive. The jury continued "No synthetically designed sound could replace the passionate sound of this magnificent in-line five-cylinder engine."

In the new Audi RS 3 Sportback, the direct-injection and turbocharged 2.5 TFSI engine produces 367hp making it the most powerful car in the premium compact class. The RS 3's peak torque of 465 Nm is already available at 1,625 rpm and remains constant up to 5,550 rpm. The car can also accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 4.3 seconds reaching a top speed of 280km/h.

The engine in the RS Q3 delivers 340hp and 450 Nm of torque. The five-cylinder engine allows the top model of the Q3 to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 4.8 seconds on its way to an electronically top speed of 250km/h.

This award marks the eleventh time that an engine from Audi has been voted "International Engine of the Year." Between 2005 and 2009 Audi won the honour five consecutive times with the 2.0 TFSI in the 1.8 to 2.0-litre category and this represents the sixth victory in a row for the 2.5-litre TFSI.