Series production of the first three-cylinder engine starts today at Audi Hungaria. The 1.0-litre gasoline engine will be delivering 63 and 85 kW (86 and 116 hp) power.
“Our engine production facility adapts flexibly to new trends in the automotive industry,” says Achim Heinfling, Chairman of the Board of Management at Audi Hungaria Zrt. “While establishing alternative drive systems, we are also consistently developing our combustion engines. With the series production of the new three-cylinder engines we are adding another efficient and powerful engine type to our portfolio.”
The three-cylinder engine is efficient and environmentally compatible, for instance the high-performance turbocharger with close-coupled gasoline particulate filter. This reduces particulate emissions from direct-injection gasoline engines by up to 90%. The three-cylinder engine weighs 92 kilograms (202.8 lb) and will be fitted in various Volkswagen Group models, for example Audi A3, Volkswagen Golf, SEAT Léon und Ateca.
Audi Hungaria modified the mechanical processes and assembly line for production of the three-cylinder engine. Employees can now produce four different engine variants at the same time on what is now the most flexible engine assembly line in the Audi Group. In addition to the new three-cylinder engine about to be launched, this is also where the 1.2‑litre, 1.4-litre and 1.5-litre four-cylinder gasoline engines roll off the assembly line.
“Our 6,000 employees in Engine Production produce around two million engines per year, making us one of the world’s largest engine manufacturers,” says Herbert Steiner, Member of the Board of Management for Engine Production at Audi Hungaria Zrt. “We currently produce three, four, five, six, eight and ten-cylinder engines and supply 32 production locations in the Volkswagen Group.”