VW unveils next generation engine
Dubai, July 1, 2009
Volkswagen has announced the launch of its next generation TDI engines that boast of maximum dynamics and minimum fuel consumption.
The newest 1.2 litre TSI and 1.6 litre TDI engines are highly efficient and at the same time low in emissions. These highlight Volkswagen's continued commitment and investment to the environment without compromising performance, said a company official.
"Volkswagen has introduced its new downsizing approach and pioneering technologies now to even smaller displacements with the 1.2 l TSI and the 1.6 l TDI," Dr Jens Hadler, head of Engine Development at Volkswagen.
"The potential of internal combustion engines is far from exhausted. Both engines impressively show how Volkswagen reduces the CO2 emissions and the fuel consumption and that to fungible costs. Downsizing is rigorously being developed in the volume segments with the 1.2 TSI and the 1.6 TDI," he explained.
Volkswagen completes its TSI engine family with the powerful 1.2 litre 77 kW / 105 hp TSI engine. Petrol direct injection is combined with a turbocharger to deliver convincing performance levels and torque curve despite its smaller displacement.
Thus, the maximum torque of 175 Newton metres is already available at a low engine speed of 1500 rpm, Hadler noted.
The continued development of the engine technology of the small but powerful engine family uses rigorous friction optimisation and lightweight construction.
The engine with an aluminium crankcase and a completely newly developed combustion process combines pulling power, high fuel economy and low emissions in an ideal manner for the volume engines of Volkswagen, he pointed out.
"These superiorities have already been rewarded in the 1.4 litre TSI family member which has been awarded the famous "Engine of the Year" Award three years in a row," Hadler added.
The new 1.6 litre TDI engine is considered "an engine as universal as the Golf", however, the new entry-level engine for the Polo and the Golf convinces with good driving performance while at the same time keeping fuel consumption low.
It will be available in the 55 kW / 75 hp (only Polo), 66 kW / 90 hp and 77 kW / 105 hp options. Thanks to its modular structure, the 1.6 litre TDI engine will serve as a basis for all future four-cylinder diesel engines of Volkswagen, Hadler noted.
It meets the EU 5 exhaust emission standard and is perfectly equipped with regard to future emissions requirements, he added.-TradeArabia News Service