Engine production already started in Győr in 1993 with the preliminary series. The engine plant was inaugurated in October 1994. With this plant, Audi not only secured its international competitiveness, but also created a strategic site in Hungary that increasingly gained importance. Nearly the entire range of Audi engines now comes from Győr.
Engine production started with the four-cylinder five-valve engine with 1.8 liters displacement, which had been designed as a naturally aspirated and a turbo-charged engine. Since 1998, V-engines with displacements of 2.5, 2.8 and 3.0 liters have also been produced in Győr. In late 1997, series production of eight-cylinder engines started with a displacement of 4.2 liters.
The product range grew in 2002 with a new generation of gasoline engines with direct fuel injection (FSI); two years later, the con-rod production line for four-cylinder diesel engines went into operation. With the 5.2-liter ten-cylinder gasoline engine with FSI technology, Audi Hungaria launched a particularly powerful engine in April 2006. Another milestone followed in the same year: With the Audi Valvelift System, the company presented a future-oriented, highly efficient and surprisingly simple method of valve timing.
Audi Hungaria surprised observers in October 2007 when series production of the new four-cylinder common-rail engines started. Common-rail fuel injection allows Audi and Volkswagen to expand their range of TDI engines offering high torque in combination with low fuel consumption and emissions. In September 2008, production started of the 6.0-liter twelve-cylinder TDI engines.
In addition to series-produced engines, test engines have been built in Győr since 2010. Of the engines produced in the year 2013, 1,434,540 were four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines, 2,448 were five-cylinder gasoline engines, 445,369 were six-cylinder engines and 43,279 were eight-, ten- or twelve-cylinder engines.
Engine production implemented 15 major model launches in 2013. The 1.4-liter engine for the Audi A3 Sedan* with 92 kW (125 hp) is particularly noteworthy. Other new products include a V6 gasoline EVO engine for the new Audi A8*, a 4-liter engine for the Audi RS 6* with lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions than its predecessor, and a high-performance V6 diesel engine for the Porsche Panamera*. In 2013, 235 different engine versions were manufactured on the production lines in Győr – with from four to twelve cylinders and output of 63 kW/86 hp to 419 kW/570 hp.
Series production of the various models of the Audi TT started in April 1998. The second generation of the Audi TT Coupé was produced in Győr from April 2006 onwards, followed by the second generation of the Audi TT Roadster in November 2006. The Audi TT was a genuine joint product: The body shop and paint shop were located at the Audi plant in Ingolstadt, while assembly took place in a hall with floor space of 35,000 square meters at the plant in Győr. Audi starts the full production of the third generation of the TT in the Hungarian site in 2014.
Due to the great success of the Audi A3 and the launch of the new Audi A4*, the company is transferring part of the A3 production from Ingolstadt to Győr. Assembly of the Audi A3 started in April 2001. By April 2003, the Hungarian workforce had produced a total of 36,458 Audi A3 and Audi S3* cars.
From November 2007 until April 2013, the first generation of the Audi A3 Cabriolet was also produced in Győr. And from 2010 until 2012, the Hungarian plant also produced the Audi RS 3. In 2013, 14,808 units of the Audi TT Coupé, 3,550 of the Audi TT Roadster, 21,607 of the Audi A3 Sedan and 2,886 of the Audi A3 Cabriolet left the plant in Győr.
Series production of the Audi A3 Sedan began in June 2013, followed by the new generation of the A3 Cabriolet in October. Both models are produced in Győr with full depth of manufacturing. In 2013, Audi Hungaria produced a total of 42,851 automobiles.
Within the framework of a Group-wide site analysis in Central and Eastern Europe, AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft. was selected for the implementation of a Toolmaking division in 2005. With investment of approximately € 40 million, Audi Hungaria set up a production hall with a floor surface of 18,000 square meters and facilities for a press shop and body shop. The highly efficient equipment installed includes large-scale presses with a maximum press force of 25,000 kilonewtons and a maximum tool weight of 50 tons.
As a manufacturer of body parts for vehicles built in small series, the Toolmaking division began manufacturing for the pre-series of the Audi RS 4, one of the top models in the product portfolio of AUDI AG, already in mid-2005. As of 2006, the Hungarian workforce in the small-series production of the Toolmaking division produced numerous body parts for the Audi R8*, as of 2008 for the Audi RS 6 and as of 2010 for the Audi RS 5*. At present, parts are manufactured for 22 automobile projects running in parallel.
The Toolmaking division is active not only for the Audi Group, but also for other brands of the Volkswagen Group. Last year, the portfolio of small-series production was expanded with the manufacture of several body parts for the Lamborghini Aventador* and the Porsche Panamera. In addition to body parts, the toolmakers manufacture a special product group made of stainless steel, which is installed in five different Audi models. At present, more than 520 people work in Toolmaking in Győr in various shift models (three-shift operation).
In 2011, the Toolmaking division grew by 10,000 square meters, creating more capacity. In 2013, new presses were added, along with a 3D laser cutting machine and a logistics surface of more than 1,500 square meters. The company created 35 new jobs in the expanded Toolmaking division last year.
* The fuel consumption and emissions values of all models mentioned in the text and of all models available on the German market are listed in the last chapter of this basic information.