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
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.
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...more
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