The Drivetrain Development department has had a presence in Győr since 2001. It supports Production with its development work for series production. At present, 230 engineers and other employees are working on various development projects, for example on friction optimizations and engine-acoustics analysis, as well as on the development of engine derivatives. Drivetrain Development in Győr currently operates 20 test stands: 16 highly dynamic full-function test stands, two friction test stands, a swivel test stand and a climate test chamber. The Engine Development Center is being expanded to include a workshop equipped with cutting-edge technology. A new building with six full-function test stands was erected in 2015. The experts of Audi Hungaria can test all engines, from three- to twelve-cylinder units, on the new running test stands. Six more test stands will be installed by 2017 as part of a second expansion phase.
Audi Hungaria expanded its development activities in late 2011 with the Complete Vehicle Development department, which currently employees over 80 engineers. The focus here is on production-related vehicle development. This includes supporting the start of production of new models at Audi Hungaria as well as engine and vehicle tests. These simulate use by customers and involve numerical vehicle simulations and special analyses. There are two new test systems for strength testing engine and automobile parts. The experts of Audi Hungaria can investigate the acoustic, strength and running characteristics of all Audi models in the Total Vehicle Development department’s testing laboratory. Additional test stands will be put into service in 2017.