Audi continues its winning streak at the “International Engine of the Year Awards”: For the ninth time in a row, the jury selected the brand’s 2.5 TFSI as the best engine in the 2 to 2.5-litre category. Its 400 hp makes it the most powerful series-production five-cylinder on the global market.

Above all, the members of the judging panel of the “International Engine of the Year Awards” praised the engine’s impressive torque of 480Nm, which is available at just 1,700rpm, as well as the distinctive sound of the turbo unit. This sound is created by neighboring cylinders firing alternately to more distant cylinders, resulting in a unique rhythm.

“The five-cylinder has been an icon of our brand for more than 40 years,” explains Oliver Hoffmann, Head of Technical Development at Audi Sport GmbH. “Two years ago we completely redesigned the 2.5 TFSI and changed the crankcase to an aluminum version.”

While forming the heart of the Audi TT RS Coupé and the TT RS Roadster, the five-cylinder also powers the Audi RS 3 Saloon and the RS 3 Sportback. The 2.5 TFSI allows the TT RS and TT RS Roadster to accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in 3.7 and 3.9 seconds respectively, with the RS 3 Saloon and RS 3 Sportback achieving this in 4.1 seconds. The top speed for all four models is 250kph as standard.