Audi's new 1.8 TFSI engine is ready to go, with the German car company placing it as an option for the Audi A4 and Audi A5.

As we revealed back in September, Audi had been making plans to bring a 1.8 TFSI engine to the market.  The engine is now ready to go, with the German car company placing it as a candidate for the Audi A4 and Audi A5.

The new turbocharged engine generates 120 horsepower in the A4, and 170 hp in the A5.  A5 owners can get the engine paired with a continuously variable multitronic transmission, while A4 owners get the manual transmission.  Maximum torque exceeded expectations at nearly 170 lb-ft, with required engine speed needed to reach that potential at just 1500 to 3650 rpm.  With the new engine, the A4 goes 0-100 kmh in 10.5 seconds, topping out at 208 kmh.  The A5 improves on that significantly with a 0-100 time of 8.6 seconds, and a top speed of 218kmh.

Each vehicle has decent fuel economy, with the A4 burning 7.1 liters per 100 kilometers, and the A5 using 7.4 liters.

Both cars are now available for order.  Starting price for the Audi A4 1.8 TFSI is listed as €25,900, with the Audi A5 1.8 TFSI climbing to €34,900.

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