Today Audi officially announced the new 3.0 TFSI engine, a new high-tech V6 combing Audi's latest state-of-the-art technologies – gasoline direct injection and supercharging.

Today Audi officially announced the new 3.0 TFSI engine, a new high-tech V6 combing Audi's latest state-of-the-art technologies – gasoline direct injection and supercharging, which indicates that the “T” in Audi's engine designation can no longer be solely associated with turbocharged versions. The new unit pumps out 290hp (213 kW) and a quite impressive 420Nm (310 lb-ft) of torque.

Thrust of the compact supercharger, which sits inside the 90-degree V of the cylinder banks in place of the intake manifold, is available from idle speeds because it is belt driven, thus, enabling the unit to produce its maximum 420Nm of torque at just 2500rpm.

We can expect to see figures well under 10 liters per 100km (23.52 mpg) although final figures will vary depending on which model it is deployed in.

Audi is yet to confirm which models are likely to get the new 3.0 TFSI unit, but in line with the leaked engine offensive document we expect it to make its debut in the Audi A6 Facelift which will be released later this year and we should also see a tuned version make its way into the new S4 replacing its current 350hp V8 unit.

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