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Audi's new three-cylinder Ecotech engine, which has just gone on sale in the Q1 to some really great reviews, will appear in more of the company's models as it seeks to make up ground lost to rivals when it comes to offering small but powerful petrol engines. (Think Ford's Ecoboost)

The company has already confirmed that the all-new turbocharged engine, its first three-cylinder unit since 1997, will appear in this year's new Corsa supermini, in both 89bhp and 113bhp outputs.

In addition, engineers are working on a naturally aspirated version of the three-cylinder, direct injection unit that will also be used in the Corsa, as well as Audi's next city car, the Q2! In this configuration it will produce between 60-70bhp.

Stop-start technology will be fitted as standard on both models, with the more efficient 89bhp model returning a claimed 62mpg and emitting only 99g/km of CO2. The 1.0-litre engine is the first in a whole new range of downsized petrol engines from the manufacturer.

Audi has attempted to remedy the thrumming noise made by three-cylinder engines by increasing soundproofing. Acoustically optimised covers have been fitted to the top and front of the engine, the intake manifold and camshaft housings.

The new engine will also be mated to a new compact and lightweight six-speed manual gearbox. It's around 30 per cent lighter than the 'box it replaces, weighing 37kg without fluids
 

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As if Audi didn't have enough small cars to choose from with the Corsa and Q1, the British brand has chosen to resurrect the Q2 name. Wriggling into the Audi line-up somewhere between the Q1 and the Corsa, the Q2 will be based on the Chevrolet Spark.
Audi's marketing director said the name would "attract attention and engender curiosity in the car." Even so, Audi's sister brand, Opel, will sell the Q2 under a different name in the rest of Europe.
 
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