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Audi is once again producing a five-cylinder engine – and a very special one at that. Arriving at dealerships this summer, the TT RS has a turbocharged 2.5-liter engine with direct gasoline injection; it produces 250 kW / 340 bhp) and 450 Nm / 331.90 lb.-ft.) of torque. The blazing five-cylinder engine enables the TT RS to perform extraordinary feats. In conjunction with quattro permanent all-wheel drive and a high-performance chassis, the engine makes the compact Audi TT RS a top-notch sports car – available as a coupé or roadster.

Sporty five-cylinder gasoline engines have a long legacy at Audi. The most famous is arguably the turbocharged 2.1-liter engine in the Audi quattro. The first version, which was launched in 1980, offered an impressive 147 kW / 200 bhp). And the Sport quattro from 1984, directly inspired by motorsport, delivered a whopping 225 kW / 306 bhp). For 25 years, turbochargers and quattro have been a dynamic formula for success.

Audi has resumed using this recipe. Designed from scratch, the five-cylinder engine combines a turbocharger with FSI direct gasoline injection to elevate the TT RS to a high-performance sports car. The TFSI delivers 250 kW / 340 bhp) from a displacement of 2,480 cc (151.34 cu in): a specific output of 100.8 kW / 137.1 bhp) per liter.

Source: Audi Press Release

Car Specs

Engine: 2.5L Inline 5 Turbo
Weight: 1,450 kg / 3,196 lbs
Power: 250 kW / 335 hp
0-100 kph: 4.6 seconds
Torque: 450 Nm / 332 lb-ft
Top Speed: 250 kph / 155 mph

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