SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Once again Ward’s Auto World named two Audi engines to their 10 Best Engines for 2006 list – the 2.0 T FSI engine found in the A3 and A4 as well as the 4.2 V8 engine standard in the Audi A8, A8 L and all versions of the S4. Audi is the only European manufacturer to receive two awards from Ward’s Auto World in the “Best Engines for 2006″.
The 2006 list marks the 12th year for the Ward’s 10 Best Engines program, the auto industry’s highly anticipated annual barometer of powertrain prowess.
The 2.0T FSI engine, first introduced in North America by Audi in 2005, develops 200 horsepower and 207 ft. lbs. of torque. According to Ward’s “The FSI system (an acronym for “Fuel Straight Injection”), combined with a sophisticated variable-geometry turbocharger, helps Audi’s diminutive 2L powerhouse produce 100 hp per liter – an industry benchmark for performance”.
Audi’s 4.2 V8 produces 340 horsepower and 310 ft. lbs. of torque in its highest output version. Ward’s Auto World describes the 4.2 V8 as “stellar” for its “remarkable blend of performance and refinement”. They finish the point stating that “… the Audi 4.2L V-8 remains at the forefront of the class of “premium” V-8s. This is the third year in a row that the 4.2 V8 has won this award.