Audi 5-cylinder Engine turns 40
Passat engine with a cylinder to more than 2.5 of 367 hp RS3: Check out the highlights of this trajectory.
Audi celebrated this August 40 years of production of the first five-cylinder engine in the world running on gasoline. A brand automaker since the thrusters type are present today in the line: its latest incarnation a 2.5 TFSI 367 hp (in Brazil) is one of the highlights of the sports hatch RS3.
But the history of Audi five-cylinder engine started so a little more modest. To equip the second-generation large sedan Audi 100, the brand sought a more powerful thruster option than the traditional Volkswagen EA 827 (known in Brazil for its use in the VW Passat) four-cylinder, but without resorting to six-cylinder engines , unviable for being bigger and heavier.
The solution was to create a new five-cylinder engine, using much of the EA components 827. The 2.1-liter propellant developing 136 hp and a few years later won an even more powerful option, 170 hp, equipped with electronic fuel injection and turbo.
The same engine with an even more extreme preparation to extract 200 hp, was used in the Audi Quattro model that would give rise to the Sport Quattro rally car that was successful in the trials of the 1980s, with modified five-cylinder powertrains to develop up 450 hp.
In road cars, the engines have continued to evolve. In 1994, the RS2 reached the mark of 315 hp with a 2.2 turbo engine, making it one of the most powerful station wagons of their time. The latest generation of five-cylinder Audi of 2009. The block 2.5 with turbo and direct injection made its debut with 340 hp in the TT RS sports. Since 2010, the engine is considered the best in its category at the International Engine of the Year contest.
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