Audi earned top honors for two engines on the respected “10 Best Engines” list from the editor of Ward’s AutoWorld.

Both the turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0 TFSI engine with the A4, and supercharged six cylinder 3.0 TFSI engine for the sporty upgrade S4 model impressed the Ward’s editors. “This year’s list embodies how the industry is responding to demands for higher fuel economy and lower emissions without shortchanging performance,” Ward’s AutoWorld Editor-in-Chief Drew Winter said. “Auto makers are using innovative designsandadvancedtechnologytoboost horsepower and torque while downsizing engines and increasing efficiency.”

Audi is the first car company to sell 100% of its gasoline engines with FSI direct injection technology, starting with model year 2010. The Audi S4 sedan, new for 2010, ushered in a new era of downsizing while enhancing performance and handling over the previous generation 2008 sedan model. Audi engines have been on the Ward’s “10 Best Engines” list for six consecutive years and a total of eight times in the past 10 years.

“Audi fuel-efficient powertrain technologies excel at delivering exceptional driving performance with reduced environmental impact,” said Johan de Nysschen, President, Audi of America. “The well-rounded approach the brand is undertaking will keep A udi in a leading position for the foreseeable future.”

About Audi: Audi of America Inc. and its 270 dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. The Audi lineup is one of the freshest in the industry with 23 models, including 12 models launched during model years 2008 and 2009. Audi is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. In selling one million vehicles worldwide in 2008, AUDI AG recorded its 13th consecutive record year for sales growth.