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Volkswagen unveils some of its latest EU6 petrol and diesel engines

Published: Thu, 15 May 2014 18:20:05 GMT
 

VW Polo 2014MY bluemotion

Volkswagen Group, mindful of the technological challenge issued by the imminent need to cost-effectively comply with ultra-tough EU6 exhaust emissions and from 2021 onwards with the EU’s 95g/km CO
2 fleet average new car emissions, has mapped out its future flight plan with new or greatly revamped driveline technology. The common thread linking these driveline developments is chiefly engine downsizing; that’s mainly lower cubic-capacity, fewer cylinders, but largely unchanged power, thanks in part to state-of-the-art turbo-charging

“Our goal is effi cient performance”, said Dr. Heinz Jakob-Neußer, Board-member for Development at Volkswagen, when unveiling his company’s take on underlying drive-line technology trends at this year’s Vienna motor symposium.

A brief preview of what the future holds in store for Volkswagen included an outline of the company’s new 3-cylinder engine family. 

82g/km
Average CO2 emissions of new Polo 1.4 TDI BlueMotion


Foremost among them, and ready to feature initially in Volkswagen’s Polo and Golf, there is a new 1.0-litre TSI 3-cylinder direct-injection petrol unit, producing between 95PS to 110PS. 

Despite its comparatively low displacement, but thanks to intelligent turbo technology, peak torque ranges from 160Nm to 200Nm for the higher output derivatives
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