Audi has introduced a new, four-cylinder, turbocharged, gasoline direct injection TFSI engine with a displacement of 1.4 liters for the Audi A3 and A3 Sportback. The 1.4-liter TFSI joins the 2.0-liter and the enhanced 1.8-liter (earlier post) engines in the TFSI line-up.
The 1.4-liter TFSI engine delivers 92 kW (123 hp) at 5,000 rpm, with maximum torque of 200 Nm (148 lb-ft) available across a wide speed range of 1,500 to 4,000 rpm. Average fuel consumption is 6.5 l/100km (36.2 mpg US).
Six-hole injectors provide a highly homogeneous mixture preparation and efficient combustion, while also helping to reduce engine-out emissions.
The integrated turbocharger and modified exhaust valve timing optimize responsiveness and help torque to build up even more smoothly. Eighty percent of the maximum torque of 200 Nm is available from 1,250 rpm, just above idle speed.
The new high-tech unit from Audi can be ordered for the A3 and A3 Sportback in combination with a six-speed manual gearbox.