The year was 1979. Audi introduced the Audi 100 C2 with a 2.1 liter, 168hp, turbocharged engine. Turbocharging was just starting to gain commercial viability, and Audi once jumped on board, they never looked back.
In fact, Audi has produced a small displacement turbo (and some not so small) ever since. This technology and development will be an integral part of our success moving forward.
You may ask why something we developed over 30 years ago is so important now. The car industry is under immense federal pressure to improve fuel economy. CAFE standards (the governmental fuel economy standard…?xml:namespace>