Audi RS5 TDI Concept with electric turbochager: 3.0L V6, 385 PS and 18.86 kmpl!

Audi RS 5 TDI Concept 1 sideThis sporty and fuel efficient RS5 TDI concept is fitted with a twin turbo 3.0 liter V6 TDI engine with a supplementary electric turbocharger which is in turn powered by a compact lithium ion battery. This battery uses a separate 48 volt electric system mated to a 12 volt electric system via DC/AC converter. It is due to the presence of these that the engine is capable of 385 PS peak power and 750 Nm peak torque from 1250 to 2000 rpm. Acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph is accomplished in 4 seconds and from 0 to 200 kmph in less than 16 seconds while top speed is pegged at 280 kmph.

Audi RS 5 TDI Concept 7 rear quarterWhat stands out even more than speed and performance is its fuel efficiency which is pegged at less than 5.3 liters per 100 kms (18.86 kmpl). RS5 TDI will be equipped with a sporty differential and active exhaust system with electronically controlled butterfly valve for changes in exhaust.

The Audi Concept was officially presented at Auto Mobil International event in Leipzig, Germany earlier this month, while the company has yet to reveal when the engine will go into production though earlier estimates put this somewhere in 2015-16.