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Audi starts serial production of new sports car engine

  German car maker Audi has started serial production of the five-cylinder TFSI engine at its base in Hungary, which will also assemble the TT RS sports cars the engines will go into, Audi Hungarian told MTI on Friday.

Audi spent €2.6 million ($3.4 million) at the plant in Győr (northwest Hungary) to integrate production of the engines into its existing lines. Production volume of the new engine will depend on market demand. The 205kW engines can bring the Audi TT RS from naught to 100km in just 4.6 seconds.

The Audi Hungaria plant made 1.9 million engines last year and started serial production of 13 new types. The Hungarian unit had revenue of more than €5.6 billion and pre-tax profit of €535 million. (MTI-Econews)