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Decoding the Jargon: Car Slang Explained

By February 14, 2017Blog

When you step into Cowell Auto Group, whether for service or sales, it’s easy to be blown away with the amount of information you can acquire. Audi of Richmond aims to make the customer’s car ownership experience seamless and easy. But that being said, many of us use car slang so often it becomes ingrained in our everyday language and we have to remind ourselves to take a step back and ensure we decode the jargon.

In this installment of Car Slang Explained we learn the meaning of FSI/TFSI

TFSI EngineAt Audi, FSI refers to an engine with gasoline direct injection.  In 2004, Audi was the first manufacturer worldwide to combine forced induction with gasoline direct injection. The FSI and TFSI technology is the process in which fuel is injected directly into the combustion chambers, rather than into the intake manifold in the traditional manner.  A TFSI engine is the FSI engine that is turbo or supercharged.

Victor Cheng, Audi Service Advisor, explains: “The FSI, or Fuel Stratified Injection, means that the injector is inside the cylinder, versus outside. This is important because it creates a few things, such as higher efficiency, better fuel mileage and more power. All gasoline fueled Audi models have a FSI engine.”

Every industry has its share of jargon, and the automotive industry is no exception. As you can see, our Audi service team is committed to making your experience with Cowell Auto Group comfortable. We’ll take the time to explain whatever is important to you.