HERNDON, VA - For the fifth time in a row, a jury of 64 leading motoring journalists from more than 30 countries has voted the 2.0L FSI the "International Engine of the Year" in the 1.8L-2.0L category.

"A blend of performance and efficiency. An example to all engine manufacturers," concluded the jury. It was particularly impressed by the way the Audi-developed engine combines pulling power, economy, and excellent handling.

The latest version of the 2.0L TFSI engine in the Audi A4, A5, and Q5 is equipped with the Audi valvelift system that regulates the valvelift in two stages. It acts on the turbo engine's exhaust valves. Together with the intake camshaft that can be adjusted through 60 degrees, it improves the charge cycle and boosts pulling power. The Audi valvelift system guarantees a spontaneous, dynamic torque buildup all the way up from rock-bottom revs, according to the manufacturer. This characteristic means the engine encourages the driver to shift up sooner, promoting lower revving and therefore a more economical driving style.

The 2.0L TFSI is available in performance categories ranging from 170-265 hp for the A3, S3, A4, A5, and A6 car lines, as well as for the Audi Q5 and TT. In its most powerful manifestation with an output of 272 hp, the engine propels an Audi TTS Coupé, equipped with the optional S tronic dual-clutch transmission, from 0 to 62 mph in 5.2 seconds.

Audi was the first manufacturer in the world to combine gasoline direct injection with turbocharging in volume production. The success story of the 2.0 TFSI started in summer 2004, when it made its debut in the Audi A3 Sportback. Over the subsequent five years it was not only crowned "International Engine of the Year" on five occasions, but also the engine of choice for over 1.3 million customers.