All-new 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine to start at £28,760
25 June 2008

The Audi A5 will get an all-new, 2.0-litre turbocharged engine as a more fuel-efficient alternative to the 3.0-litre V6. The 208bhp TFSI unit in the Audi A5 is based on the company's 1.8-litre engine, but has new ‘valve lift’ technology that aids economy and performance.The new sliding cam units enable the ECU to use a higher cam profile under heavy acceleration, or a more fuel-efficient, lower cam profile when the engine is under lower loads.As a result, the 2.0-litre engine has a massive 258lb ft of torque from 1500rpm – more than the 3.2-litre V6. The company claims the Audi A5 2.0 TFSI can reach 60mph in 6.9sec (0.7sec slower than the 3.2 V6), and produces just 154g/km of CO2 (42.8mpg).Prices for the Audi A5 2.0 TFSi start at £28,760 for the front-wheel drive model, and £30,285 for the Quattro all-wheel drive. First deliveries are expected in August.

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25 June 2008

Forget adding yet another petrol engine! Where is the A5 2.0TDi?

25 June 2008

Production of A5 170ps 2.0tdi will begin in August '08. Should see in Uk showrooms in September/October.

Mind you with the £ of diesel at the mo' this new valvelift engine could be ideal alternative. Its very similar on torque output across the rev range (a usual diesel strong point) and the petrol has more ponies for when you need to give it some stick ;)

26 June 2008

[quote Quattro369]

Forget adding yet another petrol engine! Where is the A5 2.0TDi?


Quattro, why do you want the 2.0TDI? What is better than 208bhp, 258lb.ft of torque, developed from only 1500rpm, and combined 42.8mpg? I'm at a genuine loss to understand why this would be seen as inferior. It goes without saying that this is besides diesel being on average 13p/litre or 10% plus more expensive than petrol in the UK. Please explain it to me. Thanks.

26 June 2008

I agree entirely - I have recently decided to buy a petrol rather than a diesel (after 15 years on the oil) but why is this seemingly superb engine only in the A4 and A5 - why not the A3, Golf etc. More economical and faster. I would buy an A5 but no room in the back for anyone over 5' 11"! Come on Audi.

26 June 2008

[quote loather]Quattro, why do you want the 2.0TDI? [/quote]

Were money not an object i would consider the 2.0T as an option and i am sure that in terms of driveability it may well be the sweet spot of the range however, the 2.0TDI would be my option for the following reasons:

(1) Residuals: The TDI will have a similar purchase but lose less money over the typical 3yr period.

(2) Running costs: Forget 'official' fuel consumption figures. In my experience a diesel returns at least 25% better fuel economy than an equivalent petrol model so this more than makes up for the higher price of diesel. Not the mention cheaper road tax, insurance and servicing.

(3) Ease of Resale: CO2 figures will become much more important in the coming years as more and more parking, congestion charge (and predicted pay-per-mile schemes) become co2 based - i would want to keep this fugure as low as possible.

I appreciate my reasons are pretty much finacially based but in addition to this after having had my first diesel for 2 years now i am sold on its driveability. I actually like the noise and the rush or torque at low revs becomes addictive. I know people will say the 2.0T is very torquey too, but i still doubt it would feel the same as the diesel. Anyway there is no right or wrong answer, it all comes down the personal taste and preference. At least we still have a choice!

20 March 2009

I currently drive a new a4 2.0 tdi after owning 2.0 t and gti before that, no comparison between the two engines diesel is adequate but boring the 2.0 t far more exciting and round town delivers similar mpg diesel very over rated!

21 May 2010

the diesel car is surely very overrated. in my audi coupe quattro the overall performance has been quite good and i would hardly consider trading it with any of the diesel variant.

13 June 2010

[quote mattrule] the diesel car is surely very overrated[/quote]

Totally wrong! My brother just took delivery of the 2.0 TDI and is a total gem- does over 50 to the gallon, looks the business and goes like stink. Whats not to like?

Only thing to avoid is £1000 sunroof option that doesnt go back. Only lifts, slightly

23 June 2010

[quote Kee Law]will this engine filter through to the Golf GTi or Skoda VRs?[/quote]

I thought it already had in some markets. There is a Munich registered GTi on our island (Capri) at the moment and the chappy said it had 155kW motor which by my admittedly poor arithmetic is 208 bhp roughly.

And three up with luggage cruising at 130km/h he said that he got 5.9 litres/100 km according to the trip computer which again using my dodgy arithemetic is close to 48 mpg. Not bad!

5 July 2010

Did the garage give me the right car? I've had my A5 2.0 211 TFSI quattro for a year now... I follow the gear indicator and get 30 MPG tops. Its also very slow, and has a big load of turbo lag at about 2500 RPM. If it didn't look so nice I'd feel like a mug...


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