http://www.eurocarnews.com - Audi AG - Engine production in Győr already began in late 1993 with pre-series production. The engine plant was officially opened in October 1994. In opening this plant, Audi not only safeguarded its international competitiveness, it also created a strategic base in Hungary that increasingly gained in importance. Győr now produces almost the entire range of Audi engines.
Engine production started with the four-cylinder five-valve engine with a displacement of 1.8 liters, in both naturally aspirated and turbo versions. V6 engines with a displacement of 2.4, 2.7, 2.8, 3.0 and 3.2 liters have also been built at Győr since 1998. The volume production of 4.2-liter eight-cylinder engines was started at the end of 1997. By this time, diesel engines with pump-injector technology were also produced at the Győr site.
The product range was expanded in 2002 with a new generation of engines featuring FSI gasoline direct injection; the connecting rod production line for four-cylinder diesel engines began operation two years later. In April 2006, Audi Hungaria brought a particularly powerful engine onto the market -- the 5.2-liter ten-cylinder gasoline engine with FSI technology. Another milestone followed that same year: The company presented the Audi Valvelift System -- a future-oriented, highly efficient and at the same time surprisingly simple valve-control technology.