Audi has added the new EA888 family 2.0 litre TFSI engine to the Audi A5 Coupe range. The new EA888 family is already in some of the current 5th generation Volkswagen Golf GTIs rolling off the production lines, and is based off the new 1.8 litre TFSI EA888 engine.
Installed longitudinally in the Audi A5, the engine gains Audi’s Valvelift technology that made its debut on the normally aspirated 2.8 litre FSI V6. Audi Valvelift gives the engine two different valve lift profiles on the intake side. The lower cam profile actually opens the two intake valves at two different lifts with one higher than the other to deliberately create a swirl and tumble flow effect for intake air at low RPMs. At higher RPMs, a high lift cam takes over for more power.
The result is a strong peak of 211 PS from a relatively low 4,300rpm that continues on to 6,000rpm, and a peak torque of 350Nm from as low as 1,500rpm up to 4,200rpm. 0 to 100km/h in the Audi A5 body takes 6.9 seconds while the top speed is 250km/h. Despite the high performance, a combined cycle test for fuel economy results in a consumption of only 5.5 litres per 100km.