The EA888 TSI is worth a mention in our motor highlight section as it is currently in use in the Volkswagen hot hatch the Golf MK7 R and the Audi 8V S3 Sedan/Hatch variants. While the engine is also used in base model cars such as the Audi 8V A3, Audi B8 A4 and Golf MK7 GTI, they are detuned to much less horsepower making them not as interesting as their larger horse powered siblings. The EA888 family is an Audi-designed engine that features some of the latest technology such as direct fuel injection, sintered camshaft lobes, thin-walled engine block, variable valve timing and lift for intake and exhaust valves, downstream oxygen sensors, exhaust manifold integrated into cylinder head, exhaust gas re-circulation and cooling, lightweight engine internals and the addition of port fuel injection to aid low load fuel consumption and cold start emissions. Currently, the EA888 engine is available in two sizes: 1.8T and 2.0T. Engine output ranges from 111 kilowatts (151 PS; 149 bhp) to over 223 kilowatts (303 PS; 299 bhp). A concept car based on the Volkswagen Golf R, dubbed R400, produced 395 hp from 2 litres of displacement. Furthermore, the R400 would be able to accelerate from 0-100 in just 3.8 seconds, thanks to a haldex 4-wheel drive system, and a 6-speed DSG gearbox.
The most common tuner platform is the 206kw variant seen in the below makes and models.
206 kw (280 PS; 276 bhp) @ 5,100-6,500 rpm; 380 newton metres (280 lbf·ft) @ 1,800-5,500 rpm
SEAT Leon Cupra, Skoda Superb, Audi S3, VW Golf MK7 R)
As with all turbo engines though, breathing can always be an issue from the factory due to emission requirements. To allow the engine to breath better, we suggest making some minor adjustments to the air filter and exhaust to allow for cooler air intake and quicker release of exhaust.
1. Racingline R600 Cold Air Induction
2. IPE Turbo Back Exhaust System
3. Forge Motorsport Larger Intercooler
4. Burger Tuning JB4 Group 1 Plug In Tune