Concept car with 525 hp
“The Audi A3 clubsport quattro concept shows our car and tuning fans at the Wörthersee® just how much sporty potential there is in our top of the line engines such as the 2.5 TFSI®. We have pushed the limits in every respect with this show car: power, dynamics, sound, design,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development.
The showcar is equipped with a powerful five cylinder TFSI® engine. The turbocharged engine with direct injection in the show car boasts an impressive success story. Since 2010, an expert jury has already voted it “International Engine of the Year” in its category four times in succession. In the show car, the 2,480 cc five cylinder produces 386 kW for a specific output of 155.6 kW per liter. With a total weight of 1,527 kilograms, this corresponds to a power-to-weight ratio of 2.9 kilograms/hp.
Maximum torque of 600 Nm is available between 2,300 and 6,000 rpm. The Audi A3 clubsport quattro concept accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 310 km/h. Extensive modifications make this extreme performance possible. These include a large turbocharger with up to 1.5 bar of relative boost pressure and a modified intercooler. The basic concept behind the five cylinder already makes it a special engine. The 1 2 4 5 3 ignition sequence gives it its own unique rhythm, which in the A3 clubsport quattro concept is reinforced by an intake and exhaust system designed for maximum throughput. The characteristic sound of this TFSI® engine is a throaty snarl. In addition to earning top marks for sound and technology, the 2.5 TFSI® is also visually stunning. The engine in the show car is only covered by a hood made of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP).