The 16V RS 2.0 develops 200 hp at 7,250 rpm for torque of 215 Nm at 5,550 rpm. With 100 hp per liter of capacity, it boasts exceptional performance for this segment.
To deliver this level of power and torque, engine efficiency has been optimized, with:
- an improved cylinder-filling rate based on technology imported directly from Formula 1 engines (optimized cross-sections and lengths of intake ports);
- larger valve openings to bring in more air and optimize gas flow (aerodynamics of valve seats);
- continuously variable valve timing to improve engine performance at all speeds. Result: more torque at lower engine speeds and more power at higher speeds;
- a high compression ratio of 11.5:1 obtained through the well designed shape of the chamber and piston. Combustion quality is improved for high standards of efficiency and limited pollutant emissions.