Audi, the Ingolstadt-based luxury automaker, has unveiled an all-new 2.0L TFSI engine at the International Vienna Motor Symposium. This newly-developed engine would debut with the 2015 Audi A4 sedan at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. In addition, the company has also showcased the 3.0L TDI plug-in-hybrid motor of the new Q7 SUV. However, it is still unclear that whether this new 2.0L petrol motor would power the India-spec A4 or not.
Speaking at the Symposium, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, member of the Board of Management for Technical Development at Audi said, “The Vienna Motor Symposium is an excellent forum for Audi as a leading technology brand. Specifically in the drive area we have been taking pioneering solutions into production for many years now — first the TDI, then the TFSI, and latterly our electrified concepts. The specialist congress in Vienna gives us the opportunity to present them to international experts.” According to the company, the new engine uses innovative combustion principle that makes it especially efficient in real-life operating conditions. This engine would fill in the shoes of all the existing 2.0L engines on all models across the globe.
Audi has claimed that the new 1984 cc petrol motor churns out a maximum power of 188bhp and peak torque of 320Nm, while delivering a mileage of around 20kmpl. Currently, the German luxury automaker offers A4 with a 2.0L engine, albeit in international markets. The Indian model of Audi A4 is powered by a 1.8L TFSI engine, while the 2.0L engine is available with the A6 saloon. It generates a maximum power of 177bhp, while accelerating to 100kmph from standstill in a mere 8.3 seconds of time.