29 May '14, 11am

Efficiency, Performance From Audi's Electric Turbo Prototype

By Antony Ingram 779 views May 29, 2014 Follow Antony Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Audi RS 5 TDI concept Enlarge Photo "Turbo" was the word to have on your car in the 1980s. Preferably in huge, bright script, completely out of correlation with the car's actual performance. Now, it's more often used as an indication of efficiency--take Ford's Ecoboost brand, for example. Audi has used them for many years on its gasoline and diesel models, and has now put its latest innovation--electric turbochargers --in a fully-working prototype vehicle. Based on the firm's RS5 performance coupe, Audi's turbocharged tech could legitimately wear bright 80s-style turbo stickers. And in fact, it does--in a sort of restrained, Germanic way. But while normal RS5s motor down the road with a V-8 gasoline engine, the RS5 prototype uses Audi's 3.0-liter TDI-badged V-6 turbodiesel...

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