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 strengthened its international competitiveness, it also created a strategic base in Hungary that increasingly gained 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 2.5, 2.8 and 3.0 liters have also been built at Győr since 1998. The volume production of 4.2-liter eight-cylinder engines started at the end of 1997.
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 on 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.
Audi Hungaria also turned heads in October 2007 when it began volume production of the new four-cylinder common rail engines. Common rail injection broadens the range of high-torque yet high-efficiency and low-emission TDI engines offered by Audi and Volkswagen. Finally, series production of 6.0-liter 12-cylinder TDI engines began at the Győr site in September 2008.
Besides production engines, test engines have been produced at the Győr Engine Startup Center since 2010. The new building for the Engine Startup Center, where all of the experience gained in production will be incorporated into the development of new engines, was dedicated in July 2012.
A total of 1,915,567 engines were manufactured in 2012, more than ever before in the history of the company. With this record, AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft. remains the largest engine plant in the world.
Audi Hungaria celebrated a number of noteworthy events in the past year. The two millionth V6-TDI engine and 500,000th V8-TDI engine left the assembly line. The company expanded its engine production range, adding 11 new variants including innovative 1.2- and 1.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline engines.