The release of the new A45 AMG in 2013, Mercedes launched the offensive in hot-hatch market segment premium: the Stuttgart Compact benefited a new engine with four-cylinder engine capable of delivering 360 horsepower.
It was the only propeller in the world from that series able to offer such a potential capacity of only 2.0 liters. Thereby, Mercedes succeeded once again to make happy all its clients. Motivated by the success of German rivals, but also eager to break new records, Volkswagen Group engineers promise to tear down the Mercedes records.
To build the most powerful four-cylinder engine in the world. It will be based on the current “gas station” 2.0-liter, code name EA888. The engine already fulfills its debts concerning the sports models Audi S3 and Volkswagen as the Golf GTI, but is scheduled for a radical transformation.
Respective transformation will bring a new set of cylinders, a large turbocharger, another evacuation and a new engine management system (ECU). The future EA888 engine is under the hood expected future Audi S3 Plus (which is rumored to stand between S3 and RS3 5-cylinder) and Audi TT Mk. III, rated record: about 375 horsepower and a torque of 500 Nm. The same engine would be able to receive and Volkswagen Golf R Evo, which concept will debut at the Motor Show in Beijing this year.