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    • The Audi 2.5 TFSI inline-5 turbo motor isn't going anywhere anytime soon

      Do you love the Audi 2.5 TFSI inline-5? AudiBoost sure does and so do enthusiasts. Audi just keeps improving the powerplant and keeps collecting International Engine of the Year Awards in its displacement class. Nine straight, to be accurate.


      Audi Sport head Oliver Hoffman said they are prepping the 2.5 TFSI to meet future emissions standards and it is already good for another 5 years at least:

      Quote Originally Posted by Oliver Hoffman
      Emissions are tightening for the five-cylinder, as well. We are working towards that, we’re working right now on the horizon of four to five years ahead and we are right in the discussion with EU7, which is a big topic. But we are aware of it and we are preparing the five-cylinder.
      Rest assured the engine isn't going anywhere and Audi can rest assured if it does, enthusiasts will go elsewhere.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: The Audi 2.5 TFSI inline-5 turbo motor isn't going anywhere anytime soon started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 5 Comments
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        Is it too much to ask for it in a longitudinal, lightweight, and rear wheel drive biased configuration??? Probably...
      1. Carl Morris's Avatar
        Carl Morris -
        As good as it is I'm surprised they don't use it in a base model R8. To me it would make the most sense as the little brother to the V10. Except then they would have to turbo the V10 to the same level to justify a way bigger price tag.
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Carl Morris Click here to enlarge
        As good as it is I'm surprised they don't use it in a base model R8. To me it would make the most sense as the little brother to the V10. Except then they would have to turbo the V10 to the same level to justify a way bigger price tag.
        The motor is probably too good to be the little brother and would crush sales of the v10. No reason to pay the premium when the i5 would be faster with a $1,000 tune and a whole different playing field with a $3,000 turbo upgrade.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Carl Morris Click here to enlarge
        As good as it is I'm surprised they don't use it in a base model R8. To me it would make the most sense as the little brother to the V10. Except then they would have to turbo the V10 to the same level to justify a way bigger price tag.
        I'd be all over this as I'm sure many other people would be and they probably want to keep the R8 premium.

        Notice only the R8 V10 Plus is available now at least in the US so they moved the price of entry even higher.
      1. alcuin's Avatar
        alcuin -
        here you have a video of an A5 with the 5 cylinder, some years ago.



        i think one of the problems is it is too long to fit in the engine bay.

        longest version was the V8 so 4 cylinders.