Audi A3

The Volkswagen Group’s new 1.2 litre TFSI engine from the Polo and the Ibiza will be installed into their C-segment Audi A3 and A3 Sportback hatches.

The 1.2 litre TSI SOHC engine produces 175Nm of torque between 1,500 to 3,500rpm and makes 105 PS. The engine is constructed with an aluminum crankcase and uses 2 valves per cylinder for a total of 8 valves. A water-cooled intercooler is integrated into the intake manifold, cooling down the air coming from the 1.6 bar turbocharger.

It’s an engine designed to be both wallet-friendly and environmentally-friendly (rated at 51.3mpg – 18.16km per litre and 127g/km of CO2) so acceleration times are very very far from blistering – 11.1 seconds for the 3-door and 11.3 seconds for the 5-door Sportback.

The new 1.2 litre A3 will make its debut at the Frankfurt show alongside two other models – the S5 Sportback powered by the company’s 333 PS 3.0 litre supercharged V6, and a 3.0 litre TDI clean diesel (with AdBlue injection) quattro Audi A4 using the engine from the Audi Q7.