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Powerhouses: five-cylinder engines at Audi
- Five-cylinder engine delivering 136 hp presented for the first time in 1976 in the Audi 100
- Successful engine concept for series production and rallying
- Audi RS 3: modified five-cylinder engine with more torque
Audi presented the first five-cylinder gasoline engine 45 years ago in the second-generation Audi 100. Enhancements and new developments followed with turbocharging, exhaust gas purification and four-valve technology, rally engines, and five-cylinder diesel units. The 2.5 TFSI won the “International Engine of the Year” award nine times in a row. Today, the high-performance engine in the new Audi RS 3 Sportback carries on the five-cylinder engine tradition – with more power than ever.