Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Audi | posted May 08, 2015 08:25
Audi presents new 190 PS 2.0-liter TFSI inline-four
After announcing their latest TFSI engine yesterday, Audi has introduced the aforementioned powerplant today at this year’s Vienna Motor Symposium. Labeled by the automaker as the most-efficient 2.0-liter TFSI in its class, it will also deliver accessible power at all times thanks to the available torque at low revs.
With an exact displacement of 1,984cc and only weighing in at 140 kg, the turbocharged and direct-injection fed engine features an updated combustion method that has a shortened intake time that provides higher boost pressure, enabling each cylinder to easily gain power.
Additionally, the company also stated that coolant flow is controlled to reduce engine warm-up time. Also contributing to the shortened warm-up time is the integration of the exhaust manifold in the cylinder head which lessens friction according to Audi.
The engine is rated at 190 PS and has a torque rating of 320 Nm that is readily available at 1,450 to 4,400 rpm. Audi claims that the new 2.0-liter lump is capable of averaging 20km/l and outperforms the predecessor and competitors as claimed by the automaker.
“We’re now taking a crucial step further with rightsizing. The reduction in displacement and engine speed can be optimally effective only if reasonably related to the vehicle class and the customers’ everyday use. Rightsizing thus involves the optimal interplay of vehicle class, displacement, output, torque and efficiency characteristics under everyday conditions. Our new 2.0 TFSI is a prime example of Vorsprung durch Technik,” said Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development at Audi AG.
The new engine will first debut in the 2016 Audi A4 sedan which is slated to be revealed later this year. It will also be installed in other future Audi models.