Audi is developing a turbocharged engine that will be launched in April at Beijing Motor Show. It is not a completely new engine but a further development of EA888 block that is already powering Audi S3 and Volkswagen Golf GTI. Using new engine mapping, new exhaust and a new turbocharger, Audi has managed to produce 380 hp and 368 lb-ft(500 Nm) of torque. this makes the 2.0 liter engine more powerful than its direct rival Maercedes A 45 AMG and CLA 45 AMG.
Audi will the first among VW group to recieve new turbo engine. The new turbo engine will be stronger than current 2.5 liter engine that will also be available in the range. This engine will also power the upcoming Audi RS3, Audi TTS and Golf GTI Evo.