The next generation of cars as it turns out will be just as smart as kids these days are. Since Audi has realized this already, they recently previewed the worlds first electric turbo charged engine in an RS5 TDI concept, which Audi’s head of Diesel engine development confirmed could become a production reality very soon.
The RS5, powered by a 3.0 litre twin-turbo V6 that works on diesel, complimented with a supplementary electric compressor that is designed to kill turbo lag as it works at low engine speeds to provide maximum boost. The engine produces 380 bhp at 4200 rpm and develops 750NM of torque between 1250-2000rpm, accelerating from 0-100 kmph in 4.0 secs flat, however sips only 5 litres of diesel for every 100 kms.
Ulrich Weiss the head of diesel engine development at Audi confirmed, this particular RS model is not confirmed, but does not mean it will not make it to the market. He said this technology will make it to the market very soon and simply smiled when asked if this technology will appear in the new Q7, to be unveiled at September’s Paris motor show.