Audi is rumored to be first, but Mercedes is hot for this new technology as well.
According to recent rumors, the upcoming 2016 Audi Q7 is expected to premiere with an advanced turbocharging system sourced from the RS5 TDI Concept. The e-turbocharged engine features a turbocharger compressor that is powered by an electric motor rather than exhaust gases, allowing for improved fuel economy and lower-rev engine boosting. Now, it seems that Mercedes-AMG is also planning on incorporating this technology in future vehicles.
Speaking with Drive, head of powertrain development for the division, Jochen Martin Schmid said: “There are many companies looking into this technology right now and it is something we will investigate at some time to see the benefits.” According to the same report, AMG is looking to incorporate various additional Formula 1 technologies in its upcoming road-going vehicles.